There are those who say that life is made up of seven significant moments. Heavy Seven explores this theory through the eyes of Bobby Merlot, a 67-year-old part time funeral parlor usher, who relives a series of life experiences that unexpectedly send him searching for love, redemption, answers, and purpose. Winner of the Audience Award for Best Short Drama at the 2010 SNOB (Somewhat North of Boston) Film Festival, and Official Selection of the 2011 Seattle Independent Film Festival.
Director: Paul Serafini
Writer: Rob Azevedo
Year of Release: 2010
Running Time: 38
New England Connection: Director Paul Serafini grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts and lives in the Boston area. Producer Laura Azevedo and writer Rob Azevedo grew up in Melrose, Mass., where much of Heavy Seven was filmed. The late Robert Azevedo Sr., who plays the lead role in the film, grew up in East Cambridge and lived in Melrose for many years. Actress Mara Sidmore and many of the other cast members live in the New England area as well.
Director(s) Bio:: Paul Serafini is a Daytime Emmy Award winner, a 9-time national Daytime Emmy nominee, and is the recipient of numerous other industry awards. He has directed and/or produced over 300 episodes of national television, has lectured at Harvard University, and has as worked with such companies as Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, Disney, PBS/WGBH, Universal, and TimeWarner. He is the CEO of Angelina Pictures, a Boston-based feature film production company. He is currently in advanced development on a feature film for family audiences to be shot in the New England area.
For more information: http://www.angelinapictures.com