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For Dave Morrissey Jr, Playing Shakes in Timothy Hines’ Award Winning Film, “Tomorrow’s Today,” Was Deeply Personal

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For Dave Morrissey Jr, Playing Shakes in Timothy Hines’ Award Winning Film, “Tomorrow’s Today,” Was Deeply Personal

July 13
11:15 2021
For Dave Morrissey Jr, Playing Shakes in Timothy Hines’ Award Winning Film, "Tomorrow’s Today," Was Deeply Personal

ABOVE: Dave Morrissey Jr (R) as Shakes in the new comedy feature film “Tomorrow’s Today”. Pictured with cast members Burt Young (C) and Domenico Del Giacco (L).
In the new Comedy movie “Tomorrow’s Today” Dave Morrissey Jr. plays a man whose life is thrown into turmoil by the addiction problems of his loved ones. This has a very personal meaning for Morrissey Jr.

In the new Comedy movie “Tomorrow’s Today”, Dave Morrissey Jr. (Above left) plays a man whose life is thrown into turmoil by the addiction problems of his loved ones. This has a personal meaning for Morrissey Jr.

 

“Tomorrow’s Today” premiered at the International Day of Comedy Film Festival in Los Angeles April 5th and has been garnering awards and accolades at festivals across the world. Currently “Tomorrow’s Today” is the winner of the Los Angeles Cinematography Award for Best Editor, Winner Best Producer and Winner Best Song, the Winner of Best Song and Best Producer at the New York Cinematography Awards (NYCA), Best Ensemble and Official Selection at the New York Best Actor Award Festival, Finalist and Official Selection in the 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival, Semi-Finalist in the Asian Cinematography AWARDS (ACA), and Official Selection in the iDoc Film Festival, 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival, Spring Grove/Caledonia Film Festival, New York Flash Film Festival, Lit Laughs International Comedy Film Festival, and the Marina del Rey Film Festival®.

An IMDb reviewer said, “At its core, Tomorrow’s Today is a film about family, loss and love and how people can come together even in the worst of circumstances to make the world a better place.” IMDB Reviewer – rehan_abbasi93

“‘Tomorrow’s Today’ is important to me because, yeah, it’s hilarious, but the film and my role Shakes also deal with grief and the loss of loved ones.  My older brother William passed away in 2016 from addiction. Like many of the insanely talented people involved with ‘Tomorrow’s Today’, I aim to bring honor to the loved one I’ve lost, and dedicate my performance and any success to Will,” Morrissey Jr. explains.

“Dave Morrissey Jr. plays Joey “Shakes” Trikonis in the new comedy feature “Tomorrow’s Today” with Kelly Le Brock as Donna and Burt Young as Luca, directed by Timothy Hines, produced by Susan Goforth, executive producer Dominick Mart.”

Dave Morrissey Jr. is an American Actor, Producer, and Musician.  He grew up in Long Island, New York, and began acting on stage in the early 90’s, beginning with the Long Island Shakespeare Festival’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  He has performed in regional theaters all over the country, most recently starring in Godspell as Jesus in Sanibel, Florida.  In 2017 he starred in indie film One Life to Give (as well as its 2018 sequel, Traitor) as spymaster Benjamin Tallmadge, helping earn the film nominations and one win in the Long Island International Film Expo, including best feature and best Director.  He has also appeared in Mr. Robot (2017), Bull (2017), Late Night with Stephen Colbert (2018), Civil Defense (2018), Grave Secrets (2017), A Crime to Remember (2017), and many other films across New York City.

ABOVE: Dave Morrissey Jr. as Shakes in the feature film comedy “Tomorrow’s Today” being confronted by Adam Gabel. Starring Joanne Scorica with Kelly Le Brock as Donna and Burt Young as Luca, directed by Timothy Hines and produced by Susan Goforth.

Dave started producing with Bluebox Theatre Company, a company he started in Long Island, where he produced six plays and directed one.  Since then, he is Associate Producer for Future Proof, a sci-fi immersive theater interactive transmedia series, as well as The Hidden Ones, an immersive World War 2 show currently in an open ended run in Times Square.

Growing up, he studied under Broadway Veteran Deborah Dotson Livering, Casting Director/Producer Jeff Passero, and his parents, Terri and Dave Sr., who met doing Man a La Mancha on Long Island. 

Dave Morrissey Jr. plays Charlie Boy’s loyal friend and ally in “Tomorrow’s Today”.

ABOVE: Kelly Le Brock plays Donna, Charlie’s ex-wife whose son was killed in the accident that maimed Shakes (Dave Morrissey Jr.) in the upcoming comedy feature film “Tomorrow’s Today”.

The movie follows the story of straight and sober recovering mobster Charlie Borakus. Charlie now works as a standup comedian and, after many years of recovery and giving back to his beloved community of Astoria, Queens New York, he is still burdened by the guilt of his son’s death and friend Shake’s (Dave Morrissey Jr.) maiming due to Charlie’s drinking, drugging and negligence of the past.

 

So when good friend Tommy G’s gambling problem surfaces to the extreme and Charlie’s prior mob boss Big Angie moves back into town, Charlie’s benevolent attitude and knack for doing all he can to help others, plus with the loyal help of Shakes, they turn misfortune into laughter and save the day.

Original supermodel Kelly Le Brock has returned to the big screen with an emotionally stirring heartfelt special appearance in Timothy Hines’ new film, “Tomorrow’s Today”.

Kelly Le Brock, whom the phrase “Supermodel” was coined for, was born in New York and raised in London. She is the daughter of a French-Canadian father and an Irish mother. Kelly Le Brock began her career as a model beginning at the age of sixteen. She has appeared on hundreds of covers and magazines including with Christian Dior. She became one of Eileen Ford’s most sought-after models. Her motion picture debut was in the Oscar-winning comedy movie “The Woman in Red” (1984) opposite Gene Wilder. She has appeared in many films including the iconic comedy “Weird Science” (1985) with Robert Downey Jr., “Hard to Kill” (1990), “Wrongfully Accused” (1998) and “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” (2001).

Ms. Le Brock was formerly married to actor Steven Seagal, with whom she has three children, Annaliza, Dominic and Arissa. She rarely returns to the screen and when she does it is a choice selection of role. Ms. Le Brock is a human rights activist who spends much of her time on her ranch in Southern California. She is an amazing woman/actress/model/mother, beloved by the world.

 

Legendary Academy Award nominee actor Burt Young (Paulie in Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky”), is sublime in Timothy Hines’ new comedy feature film, “Tomorrow’s Today”. In Hines’ film Young plays Luca, the village sage who has his own painful past.

Young first gathered notice playing tough thugs in such films as “The Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight” (1971), “Across 110th Street” (1972), “Chinatown” (1974) and “The Gambler” (1974). Fiery director Sam Peckinpah cast Young as the getaway driver / assassin Mac in “The Killer Elite” (1975), and Young came to the attention of then newcomer Sylvester Stallone, who cast him as future brother-in-law ‘Paulie’ in the 1976 Academy Award winning classic “Rocky” (1976). 

 

The talented Young was nominated for an Oscar, and has gone on to reprise the role in all five “Rocky” sequels to date. Peckinpah re-hired him to play renegade trucker Pigpen in “Convoy” (1978) in which the director homaged Young by having his character’s truck door read “Paulie Hauling”.

Young has also appeared in numerous other major productions, including “Once Upon a Time in America” (1984), “The Pope of Greenwich Village” (1984), “Last Exit to Brooklyn” (1989) and “Mickey Blue Eyes” (1999).

“Tomorrow’s Today” director Timothy Hines says, “I have a great cast, Joanne Scorcia, Colin Buckingham, Kelly Le Brock, Burt Young and Dave Morrissey Jr.  who…has it – that “it” factor where you can’t take your eyes off of him. Dave’s a consummately trained actor but one who has also found his game. He really understands his craft and everything he brought advanced the storytelling of “Tomorrow’s Today”. I would work with Dave again and again.”

“We needed something very specific for the role of Shakes in “Tomorrow’s Today” and I can’t tell you enough how delighted I am to have found Dave Morrissey Jr. for this very special co-starring role,” comments producer Susan Goforth who is producing “Tomorrow’s Today”. Goforth adds, “When I first saw Dave’s work I instantly knew we found our Shakes. Morrissey Jr. is perfect and, combined with Frederick Stroppel’s comedic writing, the leadership of director Timothy Hines and executive producer Dominick Martini and a heaven-sent cast and crew, and I knew “Tomorrow’s Today” would turn out a winner. I can’t wait for the world to see this one get knocked out of the park.”

ABOVE: Director Timothy Hines directing the feature film comedy “Tomorrow’s Today”.

Upcoming screenings for “Tomorrow’s Today” in festivals across the globe include the Marina del Rey Film Festival® on July 18th 7:30pm at the Cinemark 18 and XD theater in Cinemascope, 

Spring Grove/Caledonia Film Festival – July 23rd-25th,

Lit Laughs International Comedy Film Festival – July 31st,

New York Flash Film Festival – August 1st,

The 4th Dimension Independent Film Festival – August 28th-30th,

Los Angeles Cinematography Awards – January 2022, 

Best Actor Award Film Festival – February 2022,

New York Cinematography Awards – March 10th, 2022.

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