Weightless the Movie



ALESSANDRO NIVOLA (‘Face/Off’, ‘American Hustle’, ‘Selma’)

Now Casting for the Leading Role of


Looking for an 8 - 12 year old boy who weighs 150 - 250+ lbs.
This character is quiet and shy until you get to know him.
No acting experience is neccessary!

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The Film


‘Weightless’ is a feature film which will shoot in upstate New York starting in October 2015.  It’s a heartwarming story about a father and his son who learn how to be a family again after the disappearance of the boy’s mom.

It stars Alessandra Nivola (‘Face/Off’, ‘American Hustle’, ‘Selma’) and is produced by the Oscar-winning producer Greg Shapiro and the Tony-winning producers Patrick Milling Smith and Brian Carmody.

The Cast

Alessandro Nivola's Headshot

ALESSANDRO NIVOLA In 2015 Mr. Nivola was nominated for a Tony Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for his performance as Frederick Treves in the Broadway revival of THE ELEPHANT MAN opposite Bradley Cooper.

His two most recent films are JC Chandor’s National Board of Review winner A MOST VIOLENT YEAR opposite Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac, and Civil Rights drama SELMA (Critics Choice Award nomination best cast) with Tom Wilkinson and David Oyelowo. He has just finished filming Nicolas Winding Refn’s new film THE NEON DEMON opposite Elle Fanning and Christina Hendricks. In 2014, Mr. Nivola won a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Critics Choice Award for best cast for his performance as Anthony Amado in David O. Russell’s AMERICAN HUSTLE. The film received 10 Academy Award nominations. He earned an Indpendent Spirit Award nomination in 2002 for his performance opposite Frances McDormand in Lisa Cholodenko’s LAUREL CANYON.

Nivola has starred in numerous other films including JUNEBUG, COCO BEFORE CHANEL, MANSFIELD PARK, GINGER AND ROSA, Kenneth Brannagh’s LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, JURASSIC PARK 3, GOAL, BEST LAID PLANS, JANIE JONES, 5 DOLLARS A DAY, HOWL, and John Woo’s FACE/OFF (Blockbuster Entertainment Award nom) to name a few.

About the Director

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Canadian director JARON ALBERTIN has mastered storytelling, quickly making a name for himself with his powerfully rendered music videos. Born and raised in Vancouver, Albertin began his career in filmmaking as an established editor and effects artist before he broke onto the directing scene with innovative music videos for artists like Emily Haines, Death From Above 1979, Mew and Circlesquare. In 2003, Albertin took top honors at RESfest with his music video for ASCII Disko’s song, Strassen, featuring an 80’s-inspired montage of spandex and bright colors that proved to be simultaneously hilarious and smart.

The advertising world has seen equally unique commercials from Albertin. His technically ambitious and visually captivating work put him Boards’ Directors To Watch List in 2006 and he has since worked with an impressive array of brands such as Nike, Lee Jeans, Puma, Guitar Hero, Coca-Cola, Diesel and Dodge.

About the Writer

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Called “one of the most dazzling wordsmiths of contemporary theatre” by The Guardian, ENDA WALSH‘s plays have been widely produced and translated into more than 20 languages. Born in Dublin, Walsh was one of the first playwrights involved with the Corcadorca Theatre Company. The Corcadorca premiered several of his plays including Walsh’s break-through play Disco Pigs (1996), which went on to numerous productions, winning the Best Fringe Production Award and The Critics’ Award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. His other plays include Penelope, as well as Bedbound, The Walworth Farce, The New Electric Ballroom,The Ginger Ale Boy,Sucking Dublin,Misterman,The Small Things,Pondlife Angels,Chatroom, and Delirium. He most recently wrote the book for Broadway's Once The Musical which won 8 Tony Awards in 2012 including Best Book and Best Musical.

Since his initial success as a playwright, Walsh has gone on to write screenplays as well, including adaptation of his plays Disco Pigs and Chatroom. His 2008 biopic, Hunger, told the story of the final days of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands and won a host of awards, including the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival and the Heartbeat Award at the Dinard International Film Festival. It was nominated for seven British Independent Film Awards (including Best Screenplay), six British Film and Television Awards (including Best Screenplay, and Best Independent Film) and BAFTA’s Outstanding British Film Award 2009.

About the Producers

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GREG SHAPIRO has produced multiple award-winning films including the The Hurt Locker(directed by Kathryn Bigelow) which won six Academy Awards including Best Picture. He most recently produced Kathryn Bigelow’s follow-up, Zero Dark Thirty, which was nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture. He holds an impressively eclectic career producing films such as The Conspirator (directed by Robert Redford), Detachment (directed by Tony Kaye), The Rules of Attraction(directed by Roger Avary), The Harold & Kumar franchise, and The Rum Diary starring Johnny Depp and Aaron Eckhart.
He most recently produced Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty, which was nominated for Best Picture at the 2013 Academy Awards and James Gray's The Immigrant, starring Marion Cotillard and Jeremy Renner, which premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

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PATRICK MILLING SMITH is the co-founder of international production company SMUGGLER. Once the renegade start- up, Smuggler is now an industry leader and creative powerhouse, winning every major award and accolade the advertising industry has to offer including the Cannes Lions Palme d'Or as well as the Cannes Lions Grand Prix, Tony, the Emmy, D&AD pencils, and Sundance, London, Berlin and Venice Film Festival Awards. He most recently produced the feature film Greetings From Tim Buckley starring Penn Badgley which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Broadway hit Once The Musical which won 8 Tony Awards in 2012 including Best Musical.

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Born in Skibbereen, Ireland, BRIAN CARMODY came to LA in April of 1994 to work for Propaganda Films. He quickly became the Head of Sales for Propaganda’s sister company, Satellite, where he sourced and managed some of the world’s best and pioneering music video and commercial directors who have since gone on to become major players in the feature world. In 2001 Carmody joined forces with Patrick Milling Smith and together they founded Smuggler. They quickly gained a reputation for spotting young talent and building successful careers. Smuggler’s business model focuses around the philosophy that well-told stories in the hands of first class talent generate powerful audience connections. The company is widely recognized for superior productions and cutting-edge creativity.


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