Joey TravoltaJoey Travolta On His New Film “Carol Of The Bells,” Being An Inclusive Filmmaker & KISS – The Hype Magazine

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Published on March 3rd, 2020 | by Darren Paltrowitz

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Joey Travolta On His New Film “Carol Of The Bells,” Being An Inclusive Filmmaker & KISS

Joey Travolta is an American actor, producer, director and screenwriter. But prior to find success in film and television — he has appeared in many projected directed by legendary director John Landis — he was a singer signed to Casablanca Records; prior to that he was a special educational teacher. These days, Travolta is also the man behind Inclusion Films, a multi-faceted company which aims to teach the art of filmmaking to people with developmental disabilities.

The latest film directed by Joey Travolta is the award-winning Carol Of The Bells, which stars of R.J. Mitte of Breaking Bad. The film is about a young man with a troubled past seeks out his biological mother. His world is turned upside down upon discovering that she is developmentally-disabled. Unable to work through this new discovery on his own, the man’s wife takes matters into her own hands forcing her husband to face the truth and heal the past. A crew of 70 percent individuals with developmental disabilities produced Carol Of The Bells via the aforementioned Inclusion Films.

I had the pleasure of speaking with Joey Travola by phone on March 3, 2020 about Carol Of The Bells — now available on home video and via video-on-demand outlets, thanks to High Octane Pictures — and plenty more. Audio of the full interview is embedded below for your listening pleasure.


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Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident with over 20 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. Since then, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, Rachael Yamagata, and Amanda Palmer. Darren's writing has appeared in dozens of outlets including the New York Daily News, Inquisitr, The Daily Meal, The Hype Magazine, All Music Guide, Guitar World, TheStreet.com, Businessweek, Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, and the Jewish Journal. Beyond being "Editor At Large" for The Hype Magazine, Darren is also the host of the bi-weekly "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" podcast, as co-produced with V13 (formerly PureGrainAudio.com). He has also co-authored two published books, 2018's "Pocket Change: Your Happy Money" (Book Web Publishing) and 2019's "Good Advice From Professional Wrestling" (6623 Press), with a second podcast set for a June 2020 launch.


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