EAST GREENWICH, R.I., Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Verdi Productions is pleased to announce that their current project, Bleed For This, has officially wrapped. Bleed For This was a passion project for producers Chad and Michelle Verdi that was five years in the making. The film was executive produced by Martin Scorsese and written and Directed by Ben Younger (Boiler Room, Prime). Oscar winning producer Bruce Cohen (Silver Linings Playbook, American Beauty), Oscar nominee Emma Tillinger Koskoff (The Departed, Wolf of Wall Street), Noah Kraft and Pamela Thur joined Chad and Michelle Verdi (Loosies, Silence) as producers. Joshua Sason Executive Produced.
Bleed For This tells the true-life story of five-time world champion boxer and Rhode Island native, Vinny Pazienza ("Vinny Paz"), who was injured and left with a broken neck in a near-fatal car accident at the peak of his career. After months of recovery and against doctors' orders, Paz returned to the gym under Mike Tyson's former trainer Kevin Rooney, and made a triumphant return to the ring just over a year later.
Verdi stated, "I want to thank all the people that were involved and helped make this film happen. Especially the thousands of extras that came out and supported us for the three fight scenes. Without them, this film was not possible." Verdi added, "All the major oversea territories for the film are already sold to a major distributor and I expect the domestic rights to sell in early 2015."
Verdi Productions' next project is Silence and is already in pre-production. It stars Liam Neeson, Andrew Garfield, and Adam Driverwith Martin Scorsese directing. Silence is being filmed in Taiwan. The story takes place during the seventeenth century where two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and to spread the gospel of Christianity. Chad and Michelle Verdi who are executive producers on the film plan to be on set in early March 2015.
Chad A. Verdi
Verdi Productions | Rhode Island
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