Pedro Pimentel made his longest film yet

A screen shot from "The Second Life."

It’s been a little more than three years since we first introduced you to filmmaker Pedro Pimentel.

Back then, he was a Concord High student creating movies with his friends. Now, Pimentel is a full-fledged director and his Manguetown Pictures is about to put out a flick that is a big jump for the young company.

“I’m trying to push myself with larger projects,” Pimentel said. “And this is the biggest project I’ve done in every single aspect.”

The Second Life is based on a short tale (under the same title) written in 1860. The film is narrated by Joseph Maria, played by William Galatis. Maria is a strange man who has arrived at the residence of the local bishop, Monsignor Caldas (Craig Capone) to share the stories of his past lives.

Michael A. Coppola, who starred in Pimentel’s last production, The Priest, is the Spiritual Guider who helps during Maria’s heavenly experiences. There’s also Anna Rizzo playing the part of Clemence and Anthony Gaudette as John, but you’ll have to see the film to understand where they fit in with the storyline.

The film has a running time of 37 minutes, with scenes shot at Kimball-Jenkins Estate, as well as locations in Chesterfield, New Hampton and Bristol, R.I.

In keeping with his style, Pimentel shot The Second Life in a golden era Hollywood kind of way.

The film has a cast of 18 and was shot last June through August – with a total of 10 days on the set.

“We had a big audition for this film,” Pimentel said.

The soundtrack includes live recordings – a first for Pimentel’s films.

And if we’ve caught your attention enough and left you wanting more, there’s good news.

The world premiere of The Second Life will be held at Red River Theatres on Monday at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $5, and can be purchased at redrivertheatres.org. There will also be a question and answer session with the cast and crew following the screening.

“We’ve been waiting a long time to show this movie,” Pimentel said. “It’s pretty exciting.”

For more info visit, facebook.com/SECONDLIFEMOVIE

If you want to see the trailer, go to youtube.com/ watch?v=40ehXuLk1lk.

Author: Tim Goodwin

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