OFF THE MENU (originally GRAZING MISS ALBANY, narrative feature, development)

OFF THE MENU is the story of two estranged brothers, one the proprietor of a failing hometown diner and the other a beleaguered priest, both struggle to maintain their devotion to tradition and hard work in a world that prefers quick fixes and convenience.   RELAX is the short film based on the feature screenplay (originally titled Grazing Miss Albany) that traveled to Russian and inspired the Northeast Filmmakers Lab now in its 10th edition.  Off the Menu is prequalified for Federal Tax Code 181, and eligible for New York’s upstate film tax rebate.