Let’s Talk Pizza with the Outfit!

Pizza with the Outfit is a YouTube-type series where we bring individuals with some type of connection to The Outfit in Chicago to a location and, over great pizza, talk with them.

Perhaps they were associates in one form or another, perhaps they were members at one time, perhaps they are journalists who covered the Outfit, or even lawyers/law enforcement who interacted with them in one form or another.

Why?

Easy. I find the REAL history of the Outfit far more interesting than what any number of BS TV show dramas portray.

I want to know about the Chop Shop Wars, the alleged attempt to take over the Lake Geneva, WI Grey Hound track. What links, if any, happened between The Outfit and, say, Kenosha/Racine?

I also want to know how day-to-day life is different for someone involved with The Outfit (is it different than what our day-to-day is?).

What better way then bringing them to a relaxed place, over a great pizza, to talk to them about that life — and the REAL history versus the BS that the entertainment media wants us to believe.

The shows themselves will be our getting our guest on tape over a few hours and putting them on a dedicated YouTube/Vimeo platform. So, for example, a four-hour sit-down with Mr. Big will be edited into to many short segments — easier to watch versus a long 2-hour+ show might be.

We hope to shoot the first show in late April 2018 with Frank Calabrese, Jr.

To help make this happen, please donate to our Go Fund Me!

All Mob all the time

Been a long, strange, trip over the last year.

2017 saw the death of my step dad, my mom, and my youngest daughter.

Took a greater toll from me then I thought — but life happens… as does death.

Facing what will most likely be the last few years of my life, I had to, in light of the above, come to some type of understanding of what to do to give not only meaning to my own life, but some type of income for my wife and myself.

After a few missteps, and observations on how well my first documentary film is being received, I have become convinced that documentary film-making on the Mob in the Midwest will be what I do from here on out.

Key to this idea was my working with Jason Love. His skill and honesty in our first documentary on Frank Balistieri (the last head of the Milwaukee mob as a powerful group) brought forth a fine film that can now be seen on Amazon Prime and YouTube.

We are moving into our second project: The Death of Allen Dorfman (the man who helped the Teamster money guy/mob associate who helped the mob “invest” in Las Vegas). This will begin filming in April 2018.

Then, next up will be the film Car Wars — a documentary on the Chop Shops and killings in Chicago (and related killings in Milwaukee).

We are also talking about doing a micro-budget campy Mob film with the issues brought up in our other films.

So it’s going to be all mob all the time! I love it. I hope you will too.