28 Aug 2013

Tio Papi Movie Premiere – September 3, 2013

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September 3, 2013 (RSVP by September 1, 2013)
VIP Reception 5:30-6:30 PM
Premiere 7:00-9:00 PM
2nd Floor North Wing – The Bronx Museum of the Arts at 165th and Grand Concourse

We are happy to announce that NLOA members have been invited to attend the premiere of Tio Papi (rated PG). if you are interested in attending this event please contact Anthony Miranda for free tickets.

**Your RSVP by September 1 is important as space is limited. Any seats left unoccupied by 6:30 PM will be given away to others not on the guest list, so be sure to arrive early.
Anthony Miranda


It was a bachelor’s life for hard-working and fun-loving Ray Ray Domingguez who dreams of leaving the barrio for a more carefree existence in Miami. That’s until one day when everything changed – and he became a reluctant “Tio Papi” to his sister’s six children ages 6 to 16. Now in charge of raising this energetic (and expensive)clan, Ray Ray must make important decisions on what life is really all about. Combining heart-warming drama with light hearted comedy, “Tio Papi”, directed by Fro Rojas from the original screenplay by Joey Dedio and Brian Herskowitz, is an upbeat story of life’s unexpected surprises and ultimately what matters the most — the love of family. TIO PAPI opens in theatres September 6th, 2013.

TIO PAPI: www.tiopapimovie.com
TIO PAPI TRAILER:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VefNqiXQSuk
TIO PAPI FACEBOOK:www.facebook.com/tiopapimovie
TIO PAPI TWITTER: @tiopapimovieHBO Latino NY International Film Festival 2012
WINNER: Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival 2012 winning the Spirit of Independents Award.
San Diego Latino International Film Festival 2013
WINNER: Cleveland International Film Festival 2013
WINNER: Rincon International Film Festival in Puerto Rico 2013 winning the Best Director’s Choice Award.
Cinemagnifico Alburquerque Latino Film Festival 2013
WINNER: St Louis Missouri Children’s Festival winning Best Family film.TIO PAPI was nominated for 5 Imagen Awards for 2013.  Best picture, Best Actor (Joey Dedio), Best Actress (Elizabeth Rodriguez), Best Supporting Actor (David Castro) and Best Supporting Actress (Fatima Ptacek).It has also been honored by theScreen Actor’s Guild Foundation in NY, LA and Miami as well as being recognized by the Mayors Offices in each of these cities.The CAST was invited to be present at the Bronx Puerto Rican Parade in NYC on June 2nd, The National Puerto Rican Parade in NYC on June 9th, The Chicago Puerto Rican Parade on June 15th and at the prestigious Hispanic Festival in Philadelphia on July 11th.

The film was also inducted as part of the Wall of Fame at NY’s Planet Hollywood.  It is the first Latino film to be inducted.

Joey Dedio, the film’s star, creator, writer and producer was recently featured in NBC Latino.


TIO PAPI is a film that is breaking Latino stereotypes. It is being compared as the Latino “Cosby” Show.

Joey Dedio is really making things happen: Not only in the Latino world, but in independent film period. He is being called ‘The Latino Tyler Perry’. He is a great producer and his hard work and contribution to the community should not go unnoticed. His heartfelt stories are putting Latinos in great inspiring roles that are breaking stereotypical barriers around the world.