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About Reversal’s Writer / Producer

Drawing on experiences from his own youth as a championship wrestler, script writer/producer Jimi Petulla has crafted a gritty, realistic picture of the sport of high school wrestling, set in a small east coast town.

Working from his own background added an integrity to the project that director Alan Vint spotted the first time he read Petulla’s script. “Alan helped me polish it and tighten up the story line,” says Petulla, “but from the very beginning, he was impressed by the honesty of it.”

Although the script is Petulla’s first writing project, he is by no means a stranger to the entertainment industry. After high school, he worked for seven years as a radio DJ, then joined the ranks at the illustrious Columbia School of Broadcasting, where he quickly rose to a vice-presidency.

Petulla also produced a series of films on Elvis and the “Memphis Mafia” called “All The Kings Men” that were distributed by Barber Langley Productions.

Jimi’s current project slated for production to begin fall 2012 is called ‘Split”.

“Split” and is a modern divorce story told from the point-of-view on the husband father. But beyond the typical acrimony and turmoil, it’s also the transformative story of a middle-aged man who embarks on a journey to discover what’s truly important in life and finds it in his children. The script feature a lead character whose arc is as big as the Grand Canyon as well as a number of memorable supporting roles and some unexpected twists. It’s a “Kramer versus Kramer” meets “The Descendants”, all wrapped up in a story that will appeal to audiences of all ages.

For the last 18 years, Jimi has headed up his own company, Recording, Radio, Film Connection, which trains and places people in media positions, including radio, television, film, and recording engineering, among others.

Production Company:

Petulla Pictures
8306 Wilshire Blvd., #7013
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(310) 780-0791
(310) 826-8064 [fax]

jimi@petullapictures.com

Awards

Reversal wins Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking at Tribecca Film Festival

On the east coast, Reversal captured the award for Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking at the IndieVision Film Festival, held at Robert DiNiro's place in Tribeca, New York. Not surprisingly, it was the only sold-out movie at the event!


Malibu Film Festival Winner!

Writer/Producer Jimi Petulla, Tony Danza, Danny Mousetis (lead in film) and Martin Landau.

Going up against heavy hitters like Tony Danza and David Katz, Reversal captured the People's Choice Award for Best Feature Film at the Malibu Film Festival. Who says a movie about wrestling doesn't appeal to people . . .

The festival took place in world-famous Malibu, California. More than 75 filmmakers entered. Other films starred celebrities such as Jerry Stiller, Janeane Garofalo, Karen Black, Andy Dick and Ron Howard. Reversal offered heartfelt performances and a touching story!

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