Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Official Trailer for Inside High Noon for Public Television: Narrated by Matthew Rhys

Inside High Noon is the second documentary this year that I produced and edited for American Public Television. It will premiere this fall on all major Public Television Stations around the country. I dug deep this past summer to incorporate into the documentary, the themes and messages that are universal to us all. I have many people within my inner circle to thank. They know who they are and they know their contributions. Most of all to John Mulholland who wrote and directed the documentary. The 1952 movie High Noon is John’s favorite film. I hope that my contribution has done justice to his vision and his love of this masterpiece of American Cinema. He was with me every step of the way. Always available and lending his ear by patiently listening to my thought process. Thanks to #MatthewRhys who took time from his busy schedule to record his narration in London. Thanks to Carl Foreman who wrote the original screenplay of High Noon. He left us a roadmap to dissect the multi-faceted themes which are explored in the documentary. What occurred over the course of the original production were crazy times indeed. This film represents some of my best work to date. Check local listings on your local Public Television stations for times and air dates near you. #PBS

Monday, July 25, 2022

Elmore Leonard Documentary Airing Nationally on Public Television

A documentary about renowned author Elmore Leonard, But Don’t Try to Write, will be airing first on July 7th at 2 p.m. on public television in the cities across the United States. The documentary was written and directed by John Mulholland and Produced and Edited by Richard Zampella.

But Don’t Try to Write explores the author’s legacy and his influence on generations of writers and will be narrated by Campbell Scott. It will first premiere on July 7th, 2022 at 2 p.m. in cities like Memphis, Jackson, Columbus-Tupelo, Biloxi-Gulfport, Meridian, and Greenwood-Greenville. At 9 p.m. the documentary will premiere in San Francisco and Monterey-Salinas. In the days following the initial premiers, the film will be broadcasted across the country in cities like Cleveland, Portland, Bend, Tucson, Eugene, Meridian, and Youngstown. But Don’t Try to Write is a produced by Richard Zampella and Shannon Mulholland, executive produced by Craig Gilbert, a production of Dutch Films, LLC and distributed by American Public Television (APT).

The film features interviews with Jim Born, Mike Lupica, Wendy Calhoun, Neely Tucker, Graham Yost, and many others. Through these conversations, the film paints a portrait of an artist who has profoundly impacted our culture and our language. It also includes 30 minutes of original, unreleased interview footage with Elmore Leonard.

Sunday, January 2, 2022

The 2021 Holiday Season at Idylease

Idylease Turns 119 Years Old on New Year's Day 2022

Idylease first opened its doors to the public on New Year's Day 1903. On this New Year's Day 2022 -- We celebrate our 119th Anniversary. #happynewyear2022

Season's Greeting from Idylease 

Happy Holidays from #Idylease: A Historic Landmark. Celebrating Our 118th Christmas Season. #historicpreservation #happyholidays #westmilfordnj

Dr Arthur Zampella

Idylease Tree Farm

My dad was proud that in 1991 his tree farm at Idylease was selected as the Outstanding Tree Farm of the Year by the US Dept. of Agriculture and the State of New Jersey. He was attuned to the environment his entire life and saw the tree farm at Idylease as his contribution to preservation efforts. On this Christmas Day, his gravesite is adorned with a grave blanket made of branches from the trees he loved so. Merry Christmas Dad. Thank you to Andy Bennett at Ridge & Valley Forest Management for helping me maintain the 100 acre forest for generations to come.