Victoria Negri Forges Ahead To Make “Gold Star”

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Feb 052014

Film maker Victoria Negri at the Orange Ale House on Oct. 3.

Film maker Victoria Negri at the Orange Ale House on Oct. 3.

In September 2013, Orange Live introduced readers to Victoria Negri, the 25 year old daughter of the late Carmine Negri,  90, whom many residents knew as of the senior runners that participated in the Chilly Chili Run 5K race.

Five months ago Victoria  announced that she is making a semi-autobiographical film based on her relationship with her late WWII veteran father, Carmine, a 40-year Orange resident.
Gold Star is about Vicki, a 25 year old woman, who seeks to uncover her 90 year old father’s long hidden secret, while simultaneously accepting his mortality,” she explained. “It’s an unconventional coming of age story.”
We visited with Vicki and her family at a fundraising event at the Orange Ale House on Oct. 3 that helped raise money for Gold Star.
“I’m very excited about the fundraiser and upcoming film,” she said.  ”We will be shooting in New Haven County at various locations and employing many people in the CT film community.”
Well, Vicki updated us on the progress she’s made since we last met.
Here is her message:
We are inching closer and closer to our shooting start date in May (as long as we can finish fundraising) and are excited to share with you, our subscribers, a special sneak peek at our teaser trailer! The password is my dad’s name: carmine

We also had an extremely successful fundraiser last week in New York at Esperanto Restaurant. Some of you receiving this might have gotten this trailer twice as a thank you for being there! (that means double thank you!!)

Thank you so much for your continued support and we look forward to continuing to share news as this film becomes a reality!