MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ - If he filmed an autobiography, Filmmaker Christopher Boncimino's might be titled "A Busy Man". His Short Film 'One Last Cup' was just accepted by the Garden State Film Festival. In addition, this Filmmaking student is part of the next generation of sci-fi programming with "Arthur Futuro". It is quite a story.
Christopher Boncimino is a Central Jersey filmmaker from Howell Township and an alumnus of Howell High School's Fine and Performing Arts Program with a concentration in Video Technology. Currently he is studying Filmmaking at Montclair State University and actively works as a Cinematographer and Director on various student and independent productions. Christopher aims to continue his film education in Italy and wrap production on his next film, "Leo," which centers on a man with Asperger's Syndrome and his fascination with Leonardo Da Vinci's famous flying machine.
Christopher interned at the New Jersey Motion and Television Commission Office and most recently worked with Associate Director David Schoner on principal photography on the independently funded project "Arthur Futuro," for which Christopher served as Director of Photography. David W. Schoner, Jr. is currently the Associate Director for the New Jersey Motion Picture and Television Commission. He has produced two award-winning independent films (A Dangerous Place and Murder Reincarnated) distributed by outlets such as Screen Media, Netflix, Blockbuster and York Entertainment. He also has set up feature film screenplay proposals that have been recognized by organizations such as the Producers Guild of America, Independent Feature Project (IFP) and the Panasonic Digital Filmmakers Award. The partnership between them and others has lit up the sci-fi world with "Arthur Futuro."
"Arthur Futuro" is the next generation of sci-fi programming for tween children. It is is a half hour TV comedy pilot about a Middle School student named Arthur Futuro, who is told by his future self that he has to change things in the present, in order to save his friends, who are no longer in his future. As things are altered, comic mayhem ensues.
"Arthur Futuro"was filmed right here in New Jersey, summer of 2018 in Cedar Grove. The local creators bring to life a witty, fun and family-friendly adventure of time travel and learning the value of working together for a common goal.
This unique project is truly hyperlocal. Boncimino lives in Howell and Port Monmouth - a TAPintoMiddletown.Net area, boasts the residency of actress Sophia Valinotti.
Sophia Valinotti, who fell in love with performing at age 6, is best known for her recurring role as Maya Flieshacker in "The Dangerous Book for Boys," starring Bryan Cranston. She has also appeared in the TV show "What Would You Do?" Valinotti comes from a mixed heritage of Middle Eastern, Eastern European and Mediterranean, and is the second-oldest of five siblings. In addition to acting, she loves sports, reading and traveling. Valinotti plays the role of Isabella in "Arthur Futuro."
David Schoner also serves on the Board of Directors of the Garden State Film Festival and Westfield International Film Festival, and on the advisory boards of Women in Media -Newark Women’s History Month Film Festival and the Monmouth International Film Festival. He is the Vice-President of the Cedar Grove Board of Education and is involved in various educational and child-related charitable endeavors.