23 July, 2015

DVD available

Hello, All!  Finally, we have DVD copies of the film available for sale.  All proceeds benefit Providence Firefighters IAFF Local 799.  DVDs are $20.00 each.  If you are interested in purchasing copies, you can e-mail me at: everydayheroesfilm@gmail.com

There are only 100 copies available, so don't miss out!

07 June, 2015

Well, Folks... Here it is!

After all these years, here it is!  You can watch the film on Vimeo!  Let us know what you think!

Everyday Heroes: A Walk into the Fire

14 February, 2014

Film Approved by Firefighters for Release

Hello, All -

The film was screened for the Providence Firefighters at the Washington Street Station on Tuesday.  It has been approved for release.  Mark Foley and I will be working on getting that done.

We will also be screening the film for members of the Providence Fire Department and their families.  Any members interested in attending can e-mail me for details.

Thank you!!

09 February, 2014


Hello, All -

Yes, I said it.  The film is finished.  I picked up the DVDs from my Producer, Mark Foley, this morning.  I just finished viewing the completed film on a television, in full resolution, for the first time.  I am stunned, excited and (frankly) in complete disbelief.  It has been a long, long road and people have been extremely patient during the wait.  I am eternally grateful for the fact that the firefighters did not lose faith in me. 

I hope to present the film to the firefighters tomorrow.  Will update once that is done.

23 January, 2014

Sorry for the lack of updates...

Hey, all -

Have been updating on Facebook and neglecting the blog.  My apologies to those not on Facebook. 

We have done a great deal of work in the last two and a half months and are very nearly at the finish line.  We are planning one more editing session, just to tie up a couple of loose ends and then should be ready to render a final "director's cut", for lack of a better term.

I am eternally grateful to so many people, but especially to my Producer, Mark Foley, my editor, Shawn Hare; my photo contributors: The Day Family (and Amanda and Brianne's wedding photographers), Joe Arsenault, Dan Rinaldi & Eric Norberg, Curt Varone, Capt. Tom Kenney and my personal photographer, Fran Paliotta; my music contributors: Fran Paliotta, Michael R. Shipp and Patrick Vitagliano and The Bones - and the men and women of the Providence Fire Department.

It has been a long, long road and we have hit so many stumbling blocks and pitfalls, but I made a promise to make this happen.  I guess I can never be accused of not being determined and tenacious.  :-)

My thanks to all of you for your support and encouragement!

With much love,


25 October, 2013

Coming Along Nicely!

Hey, folks - a quick update.  We have had a couple of editing sessions and things are coming along very nicely.  I am quite happy with the progress and very thankful to Shawn Hare, our editor and Mark Foley, our producer, for their hard work. 

We'll keep you posted!

09 September, 2013

The Rhode Show Re-Airs "Street Stories" Segment

Hey, All -

The folks at The Rhode Show re-aired the Street Stories segment this morning on WPRI Channel 12.  Here is the link in case you missed it:

WPRI - Rhode Show Re-Airs "Street Stories"