Andrew Oliveri stars as boxing trainer Paul Anconi in ‘The 5th

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Roman and Paul, boxer and trainer, wait in the holding area before the biggest fight of their lives. They have a volatile relationship, their history defined by short highs and long lows. Deep reserves of mistrust run between them. When Paul discovers Roman’s decision to throw the fight, and thus end their careers, Roman is forced to reveal his diagnosis of early-onset dem

Voiceover Actors…taking creativity & initiative to the next level

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Last week a talented actress gave me a very cool idea for bringing my voiceover narration chops to the next level. I was attending a workshop at the amazing Don Lafontaine Voiceover Lab located at in the SAG/AFTRA headquarters building. She gave me the idea to narrate children’s stories for my niece and two nephews and then give each one of them a finished, edited audio book on their birthdays. Super cool, right? So I guess I now have my summertime extracurricular projects to delve into. Now the only thing I have to decide…Do I record their favorite books, which would be the slam-dunk sure bet… Or do I shoot for ‘legendary-uncle-status’ and write them?…

‘The 5th’ Official Selection of Film Invasion Los Angeles

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Screening in Los Angeles, Friday June 8th – The 5th.  Written by & starring Andrew Oliveri and Robert Jekabson.  Directed by Katharine White.

THE 5TH – Roman and Paul, boxer and trainer, wait in the holding area before the biggest fight of their lives. They have a volatile relationship, their history defined by short highs and long lows. Deep reserves of mistrust run between them. When Paul discovers Roman’s decision to throw the fight, and thus end their careers, Roman is forced to reveal his diagnosis of early-onset dem

On-location filming in Eagle Rock

This place must have been over 100 years old, a now-unoccupied, beautiful, mission-style church we found in Eagle Rock, LA. It became the boxing arena for ‘The 5th’

Shooting the final scene here with my co-writer, co-producer and co-star Robert Jekabson.

Our director Katharine White had a vision in mind for how she wanted the film to look…And boy did she execute that vision beautifully.

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