Gangsters have been covered before, but never like this! Join Max Chaplin, one of film's most inexperienced directors, as he struggles to document Paulie and Thunderclap Newman on their ascension to mobster mediocrity.
Hoping to penetrate the notorious brothers' tight bond, Max goes deep inside the duo to uncover the truth about wiseguys, their influences, wizard ladies, mammoth hair jackets, mobster charades, a little bit of manslaughter and easily one of the biggest dope deals of all time. "So do yourself a f**king favour and see the film the Mafia wish never got made!"
Reminiscent of Trailer Park Boys, The Notorious Newman Brothers possess an off-the-cuff, foul-mouthed charm.
A hilarious and bizarre look at the gangster-film pastiche.
Josh Samford, Rogue Cinema
These guys need to seriously explore acting, maybe a â€œFlight of the Conchords" type vehicle for HBO.
J Brewington, Hollywood is Talking
This film is utterly hilarious... one of the funniest films of the year!
Chip Parton, Sins of Cinema
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS
"Preferring analog to digital, film grain to high definition, Retro Films Entertainment is a Toronto based production company picking up where 1979 left off. Raised on a healthy dose of films from the '60s and '70s, filmmaker Ryan Noel formed Retro Films Entertainment as a vehicle to not only produce the type of films that he would want to see, but to also carry forth the idea that filmmaking is a true art form... a notion that's been absent from mainstream cinema for far too long. Can you dig it?"
AWARDS AND SCREENINGS
"Best of Fest" - ReelHeART International Film Festival
"Best Screenplay" - Outhouse Film Festival
"Best Film" Nominee - The Indie Gathering Film Festival
Mid-Valley Video Festival
Bootleg Film Festival
Wreck-Beach Film Festival
Muskegon Film Festival
River Bend Film Festival
Miami Underground Film Festival