"Bobcat Moretti" is a heart-wrenching drama about an obese man with Multiple Sclerosis who takes up his late father’s sport of boxing to overcome immense personal tragedy and find inner peace.
The writer and male lead, Tim Realbuto (his lead feature "Yes" is out on VOD everywhere), has a mission to create an inspirational narrative to accompany his real-life weight loss journey through boxing. We already have a team of doctors, trainers, and nutritionists assisting Tim with his weight loss goal, and have partnered with Broadway World Boxing Gym in Los Angeles.
The film will be shot in two phases to allow for the passage of time in the story. The first phase was in October 2020, and the second phase will shoot in the last quarter of 2021.
Rob Margolies is the co-writer, producer, and director for Bobcat. Rob is a graduate from Chapman University with a BFA in Film Production, during which he was awarded a scholarship that entitled him to be mentored by Oscar-Winning Director William Friedkin. Margolies also produced the first ever film by the Duffer Brothers, creators of “STRANGER THINGS”, who were his fellow students.
In 2009, Rob was honored as the Chapman University Alumnus of the Year.
Margolies’ first movie “LIFELINES” stars Jane Adams, Dreama Walker, Joe Morton, and Josh Pais. It was purchased and distributed by Kanbar Entertainment after it won several awards at film festivals across the country.
Margolies’ second movie “SHE WANTS ME” received worldwide distribution by Lionsgate, and stars Josh Gad, Hilary Duff, and Charlie Sheen, and many more stars. Margolies’ third movie, “ROOMMATE WANTED” stars Alexa Vega, Spencer Grammer, and Kathryn Morris, and it was also purchased and distributed worldwide by Lionsgate.
Margolies had three feature films released worldwide in 2020. “ALL YOU CAN EAT”, starring Randy Quaid, Kathy Najimy, Ashley Johnson, Jason Mewes, and Peter Scolari. “IMMORTAL” starring Tony Todd, Dylan Baker, Mario Van Peebles, Agnes Bruckner, Vanessa Lengies, and Robin Bartlett and “YES” starring Tim Realbuto, Nolan Gould, Oscar Nunez, and Siobhan Fallon.
Margolies is currently attached to several other feature films with all-star casts, including “BURNING GIRL”, “THE INTIMACY COORDINATOR” and “THE HOME”
Dawnmarie Deshaies personal health battles and emotional struggles were the fuel for her to start the global wellness brand Dawnmariehealthyandfit, LLC. For decades she has lived with and suffered from a chronic autoimmune disease that impacted her life in many different ways - Multiple Sclerosis.
Through her journey of learning about the disease as well as finding herself, she met many other people experiencing similar challenges in managing their daily lives. Universal challenges like self-care, positivity, mental and physical health and community support were all areas she knew she could bring about change. An idea was sparked that would allow Dawnmarie to share with others her journey and deliver a community platform for warriors alike to find their own path to healing, health and positivity. By helping others heal and paying it forward, this has in turn helped her in her own continuing journey of healing.
Dawnmarie Deshaies has partnered with leading wellness experts to create a community platform for nutrition, fitness, self-care and autoimmune information while fostering a spirit of togetherness and awareness - enabling positive change and management in todays complex world.
Landon Thorne is a dynamic entrepreneur with extensive connections across a spectrum of domestic and foreign political, financial, industrial and defense leadership. Currently an active angel and venture capital investor with a passion for assisting emerging film-makers on their path to success. Landon is one of the community leaders seeking to rebuild an active film-making presence in Beaufort, SC where great classic films have been made such as “The Big Chill”, The Great Santini”, “Prince of Tides”, and Forrest Gump”. A committed sponsor of the Beaufort International Film Festival, Landon energetically supports the festival’s mission to grow awareness of the South Carolina Lowcountry as an ideal venue for film-makers. Landon is a former US Marine officer and is a multi-lingual, outdoorsman, skier, pilot, writer, dog lover, hobby farmer, and avid conservationist.
Jessica Carollo is a producer, SAG/AFTRA & AEA actress, and video editor based in New York.
A graduate of the Circle in the Square Theatre School in New York City, Jessica has worked as a freelance creative production assistant for the Tamron Hall Show, video producer for the Path Fund’s “Rockers on Broadway” honoring Billy Porter for Broadway On Demand and she was the producer/editor for the YouTube Series, “NYC Smile 4 Me” hosted by Chris Bohinski.
Jessica's on-screen performance credits include Amazon Prime’s series, “What Exit?”, featured roles on "Red Oaks" on Amazon and "Kevin Can Wait" on CBS. Her stage credits include Kennedy’s Children for Regeneration Theater, New York Fringe Festival musical comedy, "Invader? I hardly know her!” and debuting in the NY premiere stage reading of "Panic! The musical" for NY Theater Barn.
Before the pandemic hit, Jessica was working as Cheif to Staff for FOH for the Broadway show “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.”
Alysha Wright is a producer, executive producer and New York based actress. Currently attending University of Pennsylvania for Data Analytics and Psychology, Alysha has spent many years in marketing supporting multiple campaigns for national brand development. Her experience in marketing and creative asset management led her to an Executive A&R position at Para Music Group/ Sony The Orchard. As a producer she has worked on film projects such as "Beater" and "Inexistent" both currently in post production. Most recently Alysha has been supporting Amazon Fashion's photography studio while writing "Toxipuetic", her first comedic short. Alysha has been able to find her niche serving as the connectivity between corporate and creative spaces, all while still being a working actress. Her most recent on screen credit being the title role in the indie film "Jacqueline".