2018-02-14 / Features

‘Friends For Life’

Musician, composer and filmmaker Philip Curcuru, and his group, The Atomik Age Project’s short film “Friends For Life,” is an official selection at Katha and Don Cato’s 2018 Queens World Film Festival next month. They previously screened at the QWFF in 2013 with their Beatles tribute film “4 Ever Fab,” and again in 2015 with their “Old Days,” music video. “4 Ever Fab” and “Old Days,” went on to garner 20 laurels combined, including multiple Best Soundtrack Awards and nominations at film and music festivals throughout the United States, Paris and London.

The group’s latest short film, music video and song, “Friends For Life,” is currently entered into 30 film festivals, in six countries, for the 2018 season. The inspiration for this latest project is friendship, and what that word really means today.

So far this year, the new “Friends For Life” project has been honored with 10 laurels, including Best Music Score and nominations for Best Soundtrack and Best Short Film in the US and London. The group looks forward to the submission results from the remaining 22 film festivals still left to report for the 2018 season. The project is on track to be the group’s most successful production to date.

The Atomik Age Project has been producing award-winning original music and short films at festivals worldwide since 2004. The group members established their music roots in Brooklyn during the 1960s. They played in a variety of different bands over the years before getting together in this most recent collaboration. They’ve been close friends and creative artists for over 50 years and credit most of their success to a deep-seated understanding for each other, in addition to an overall passion for the arts.

In the last few years, the group has added filmmaker credits to their resumes as a means of getting their original music heard through short film and music videos. To date, The AAP has been honored with 9 Best Soundtrack Awards and 8 nominations for Best Soundtrack/Song and Short Film at film and music festivals throughout the United States, Paris, and London. All of the original music is written and produced by Philip Curcuru and performed by The Atomik Age Project. Along with co-producers, James Ceribello and Lou DiNatale (lead vocals and keyboards, respectively) together they write and direct all of the films and music videos for the group. Christina Dempsey, Roger Fiorentino and Curcuru complete the group’s signature sound.

“Friends For Life,” by Philip Curcuru and The Atomik Age Project, is an official selection in the 2018 Queens World Film Festival.

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