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Robert John Celestino in an American film producer, screenwriter, editor and award winning film director. He is best known for his films, Mr Vincent and Yonkers Joe.
Mr. Vincent premiered at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. The film then made its mark at festivals around the world. It won the Critics’ Award for best film at the Scermi di Amore Film Festival in Italy and the Best Dramatic Feature Award at the Long Island Film Festival.
In 2008, Mr. Celestino wrote and directed Yonkers Joe which stars Academy Award-nominee Chazz Palminteri, Academy Award-winner Christine Lahti, Tom Guiry (The Sandlot), Golden Globe-nominee Linus Roache, and Academy Award-nominee Michael Lerner. An ode to old time gamblers, now outdated in an age of powerful upscale casinos, the film tells the story of a dice hustler whose determination to make one last grab for a big score in Vegas is complicated by the reappearance of his estranged, mentally challenged son into his life. Yonkers Joe premiered at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival and is distributed by Mark Cuban’s Magnolia Pictures.
Robert's film Leave, a psychological thriller, starring Frank John, Hughes, Rick Gomez, Vinessa Shaw, Bryan Cranston and Ron Livingston is due out in 2010.
Robert’s films also include No Promises, X-Factor - Portrait of a Stuntman, True Convictions and Stone’s Law. In television, he wrote and directing the pilot episode for Alternate Realities.
Mr. Celestino currently resides in Yonkers, New York with his wife and son.
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