Saturday, December 6, 2014



For the world premiere of Nicholas Marchese's new film

WHEN:  Jan 9th @ 8 PM - Premiere Night; Jan 10th @ 8 PM - Film Screening; Jan 11th @ 3 PM - Film Matinee
Duncan Smith Theater, 36 Crawfords Corner Rd. (on the campus of Holmdel HS), Holmdel

My Brother's Girlfriend is a dramatic comedy that interjects a realistic perspective on what is seen as society's new social norms. With a creative and captivating story, we watch as main characters Chad and Shelby break out of their social closets and push forth into the world showing who they really are. A modern-day believable plot, with a few twists and turns, presents us with a clear representation of what our world today is like.

In development since late 2012, My Brother’s Girlfriend was filmed predominantly across New Jersey, with locations in Red Bank, Holmdel, Perrineville, and Matawan. “I have always found the streets of my town, Holmdel, to have a certain cinematic quality to them,” said filmmaker Nicholas Marchese, “This is why I knew I had to shoot this particular film here, it just felt so real.”

In the film, Chad chooses to spend his days sticking to a routine. A hot and cold brotherly feud is balanced with the younger and surprisingly wiser brother, Michael Hensen (Matthew Muscarello). When Eric comes home after graduating college with a surprise girlfriend, Shelby (Kelsey Potkay), two social classes clash in a series of escalating events. Through an uncanny destiny one relationship falls victim to failure and another begins to grow resulting in shattered emotions and the emergence of a new found confidence.

The official My Brother’s Girlfriend’s website went live in mid-August, in conjunction with the release of the movie’s official trailer, which can be seen on the website. The website includes information on the film, cast & crew, production media, sponsors and information on tickets sales. Along with the premiere of the film, a new short documentary by Nicholas Marchese about the The Holmdel Theatre Company’s 25th anniversary will be screened as well. This documentary recounts the history and future of the company and The Duncan Smith Theater.

About Nicholas Marchese
Nicholas Marchese is an independent filmmaker, writer, producer, director, Singer and Actor. Born in Staten Island NY and for the past ten years residing in Holmdel NJ, he has been involved in the creative arts for over nine years. He has acted in independent films such as “Murt Ramirez Wants To Kick My Ass”, and after acting in numerous theatrical productions and singing performances, Nicholas picked up a camera to pursue his lifelong ambition, filmmaking. After several years of writing and recording skits with his Dads camcorder, featuring local friends, cousins and family, Nick took film to the next level with his first amatuer short film, “Fuhgeddaboudit” (2011), a mafia spoof that he directed and starred in. Later films included “Poor Money” (2012), “Locker Doom” (2013), “Lockdown” (2013), and now his recent, “My Brother’s Girlfriend” (2015). He currently majors in filmmaking at Montclair State University where he also hosts a weekly radio show “The Mind Of Marchese” on 90.3 WMSC.

About The Duncan Smith Theater
The Duncan Smith Theater is a historic, 125-year-old barn that has been transformed into a modern, fully air-conditioned facility with 99 comfortably cushioned seats.

About The Holmdel Theater Company
The Holmdel Theater Company is a non-profit, semi-professional, educational theater company dedicated to presenting fresh interpretations of classic plays as well as rarely-presented modern dramas and comedies.