October 10, 2013


IFC Midnight has picked up the North American distribution rights to “ALMOST HUMAN”, the alien abduction horror film and directorial debut of Coventry, Rhode Island native Joe Begos. The modestly budgeted feature premiered at the prestigious 38th Toronto International Film Festival and was written, produced and directed by Mr. Begos. His longtime friend, Josh Ethier, was the lead actor who also produced, edited and provided sound design.

The film was a co-production of Channel 83 Films and the Rhode Island-based Ambrosino/Delmenico production company.  Local filmmaker Anthony Ambrosino produced while his business partner, Nicholas Delmenico, provided line producing and production management duties.

“ALMOST HUMAN” was filmed throughout the Ocean State, including Coventry, Cranston, Little Compton, East Greenwich and West Greenwich and co-stars Graham Skipper and Vanessa Leigh along with Anthony Amaral III.

“We are very proud to be a part of this project and have the opportunity to show off not only our beautiful state, but the work of the very talented locals that brought this production to life”, said co-producer Nicholas Delmenico.

Anthony Ambrosino added, “Getting acquired by IFC Midnight (owned by AMC Network) is crazy for a small film like this but it is a testament to Joe Begos and the rest of our cast and crew.”

Steven Feinberg, Executive Director of the Rhode Island Film & TV Office, said, “We are so happy for Anthony, Nicholas, Joe, Josh and their amazing team. They had a dream to make movies and turned those dreams into actions. Throughout the years, I have witnessed them build their careers on various film and television production sets in Rhode Island. They gained experience, education, relationships and, together, have persevered to become wonderfully successful filmmakers with a phenomenal future ahead.”

Anthony Ambrosino and Nicholas Delmenico will join Steven Feinberg at Roger Williams University on Friday, October 18th, at 10:00 a.m. in the Mary Teftt White Cultural Center, located at the University Library in Bristol, to discuss their most recent horror film and how they have been successfully building a film career in their home state of Rhode Island. Admission is free.

The Rhode Island Film & TV Office is a government agency under the umbrella of the State of Rhode Island Department of Administration.