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The French philosopher Albert Camus, no unbridled optimist, said that not everything can be summed up in negativity and despair. Going Home is the story of my hometown and a generation of onion farmers, two world-boxing champions, a particularly unique sense of humor, and a community that has remained family these past sixty or so years. As a father and professor I know that young people need to take another look around at what matters and this story will help.


Ridgerock basilio

After winning ten straight screenplay competitions, Shadowboxing the Mob: The Carmen Basilio Story by Lou Buttino has been optioned by Ridgerock Entertainment Group and will soon go into production. The story is about legendary welterweight and middleweight boxer Carmen Basilio whose toughest opponents were outside the ring. And he fought the best, including the great Sugar Ray Robinson. But the mob controlled boxing. They just couldn’t control Basilio. (For more information about the story, see the “Screenplay” tab). Ridgerock Entertainment Upcoming Releases


Ridgerock Entertainment Group, an independent film production company has produced films including stars like Kevin Bacon, Bruce Willis, John Cusack, and Robert De Niro. Its newest film Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp, can be seen in theatres across the country. The mob movie follows South Boston crime boss turned FBI informant “Whitey” Bulger. Johnny Depp is Whitey Bulger in new Black Mass spot