OPENS NATIONWIDE IN AMC THEATERS ON NOVEMBER 16, 2014;
AND COMING IN 2015, APPEARS IN AWAITED “BETTER THAN THE BEATLES”
LOS ANGELES (October 23, 2014) – Actor NICK FRANGIONE (“Strapped”) delivers an emotionally gripping performance as a teen caught up in a complex world in the indie film, THE TOY SOLDIERS. Directed by Erik Peter Carlson (“Transatlantic Coffee”), the highly-anticipated film which premiered to rave reviews at Dances with Films and the Hollywood Film Festival and is set to release at AMC theaters nationwide beginning November 14, 2014.
THE TOY SOLDIER tells the coming-of-age interwoven stories of 5 sets of teens in the 1980s, all skating around the Toy Soldiers Roller Rink as it prepares to close permanently. Frangione steps in as ‘Steve’, a sensitive teenager who will do anything to save the troubled girl he’s in love with, during this one evening in a decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, when the innocence of youth and family unravels.
Frangione was excited by the opportunity, explaining “Erik Peter Carlson is a writer/director that any actor would dream of working with. The characters he created in 'The Toy Soldiers' were so dynamic on the page. On set he was precise and challenging, while still being absolutely kind and generous. The film forced me to recall my experience in High School. Fortunately my teenage years were not nearly as troubled as Steve’s, but it did make me realize how hard that time was. It would do us good to be reminded of those hard times so that we can better help, and understand each coming generation. ‘The Toy Soldiers’ taught me this lesson, and I hope it does the same for audiences across the country.”
Coming in 2015, Frangione will portray ‘Gary Hinman’ in the indie feature, BETTER THAN THE BEATLES. From writer/director Vaugh Juares, the film is set in 1968 and chronicles the real story of how Dennis Wilson of The Beach Boys and found an intense singer/songwriter who he introduced to Hollywood, Charles Manson.
Previously, Frangione gained high-praise and numerous fans for his role as a young gay man in the indie film, STRAPPED. He has continued to build a solid reputation on the indie scene with stand-out performances in numerous films, including the film festival darling FANNY, ANNIE & DANNY. Frangione has also displayed his talents behind the camera, as an award-winning screenwriter-director who completed his first feature film before age 26. Before arriving in Hollywood, the Pennsylvania native made his way to San Francisco to study at The Meisner Technique Studio with renowned Founder-Director Jim Jarrett, a first-hand Sanford Meisner protégé.
Nick Frangione is represented by Rage Talent.
For more about NICK FRANGIONE visit: www.NickFrangione.com