Screening | The Romans
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7 pm
The Romans is a modern day take on Julius Caesar set in Buffalo, New York that finds mobster Earl Roman running his empire with an iron fist, but a soft heart towards his people. Unfortunately his rivals, C. Murph and the corrupt Councilman Green, threaten his domain and all that he has built. While trying to navigate the underworld, treachery, and a detective who is doggedly on his tail he leaves his poor son, the Reverend and his former protégé Brucey B behind to pick up the pieces of his empire, save his life, and avoid everything blowing to pieces. Written by Korey Green (The Forgotten City) and Larry Quinn comes a new age mobster style drama "The Romans" where in these streets the gun is more accepted than the bible.
Korey Green - Director
Korey Green was born and raised on the East Side in Buffalo, New York. Growing up in the inner city of a dying urban communitywasn't easy. In a neighborhood where most people chose the street life, which ultimately would lead to jail time or death; college was almost not an option. Following High School, Korey made the decision to continue his education at Alfred State College where he pursued his interest in Creative Writing.
"The Forgotten City" is Korey's first project and the concept was birthed out of his experiences living in Buffalo. The film explores Green's talents as not only a writer, but also as a director. Since completing "The Forgotten City" Green has soared in indie films directing over 10 short films and a host of music videos, commercials and a feature documentary "The experience" which was shot in Ghana, West Africa. Currently, Green just completed feature narrative film "The Romans" as director and co-writer. Green has won numerous film awards, including New York, LA, Denver, Chicago, International Independent Film and Video Festivals, the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival and American black film festival in Miami.
Larry Quinn – Executive Producer/Co-Writer
Lawrence Quinn is the owner of LFQ Enterprises and the Executive Producer of The Romans. As Executive Producer Quinn supervised the creative content as well as the financial aspects of a production of the Romans. Quinn recently completed an 18-year career in the National Hockey League where he served as the minority owner and managing partner of the Buffalo Sabres. Quinn co- wrote The Romans with director Korey Green.
Matthew Quinn – Director of Photography
Matthew Quinn is a director of photography based in Buffalo,NY. Growing up in Tribeca, Matthew began studying photography, art, and music at an early age. He is a graduate of Boston University where he studied cinematography. Matthew works out of his studio at GCR audio in Buffalo. In 2007 He spent a month in Ghana West Africa shooting a feature length documentary The Experience where he met Director Korey Green who he would work with for the next five years on music videos, and a short film. The Romans is Matthew's first feature film project.
Free with gallery admission