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“Maniac” receives a familiar one sheet


The new project produced and directed by Sam Borowski may be a short film, but it has the story, characters and feeling of a feature film in its scope. Written by Nihad Shalabi, the film follows a man (portrayed in a cold fashion by Bill Sorvino) on his berserk path.


The first poster for the film has been exclusively released to Movie Vine and features a striking throwback to the Martin Scorsese picture, Taxi Driver.

The two films are fraternal twins in the film industry as they are so similar, yet so different. Each keeping their own qualities and styles of a lone man on his destiny of sorrow. Along side Sorvino, the short stars Joseph D’Onofrio, Maria Rusolo, Mary Dimino, David Harris and Paige Wilhide.

The short is also said to have a post-production effect to make the film feel even more like a film from the 1970s, to throw audiences back into a time period that seems to have mostly lost its feel upon the current generation of films.

Article by Kale Slade

Kale Slade

Kale Slade has written for Movie Vine and Entertainment Vine for four years. Striving to do what he can to aid filmmakers in promoting and crafting their projects, he enjoys lending a hand when he can. He also enjoys horseback riding, photography, writing poetry and novels and spending time in nature, experiencing the beauties of life.


  1. I know this is going to be an awesome film if Sam has anything to do with it and getting Joe to play one of the main characters is awesome. Cant wait to see the film.

  2. Before reading this article, the first thing I thought was a modern day Taxi Driver. Sure enough, I saw the correlation without having viewed the film and can only expect greatness. The film is surely going to draw enormous interest and turn some heads. I can’t wait to see it.

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