The man behind “The Best Laid Plan’s”
Written by: Anthony Parker
What is ambition?,
American Entrepreneur Tim Ferriss defines it as two things – Achievements and Appreciation. But does that truly symbolize ambition?,
For this writer, ambition is feed by will and desire, the will to go out there and chase your dream, a desire to make things happen. An definition that suit independent film maker, Michael LiCastri perfectly.
A proud a distinguished alumnus of the university of Central Florida’s cinema studies program, Michael has acted in, written, directed and produced a number of short films, several of which have been viewed across the country, including at festivals such as the TBCC film festival, as well as Indianapolis and San Francisco.
His debut feature length film “The Best Laid Plan’s,” was acquired for distribution and released globally in 2019.
But he ain’t just about films, no. Michael have also found success in various other areas, such as radio, where he co-hosted “The movie show w/ Ross and Mike” between the years of 2007-11, for WUCF89.9 – a popular NPR affiliate in the Orlando area. He has also enjoyed success in comedy, to which he recently released his first stand up comedy album, “A.D.D.Hero (the bootlegs) 2007-19”.
But while no one can question the fruits of his labour flourishing, it wasn’t all smooth sailing for LiCastri, a man driven by desire to be all he could be. Drive that pushed him into wanting to produce his first 90 minute feature. But what some struggles to realise, is with drive there must be obstacles, obstacles such as persuading people to take that gamble on you, something LiCastri found himself familiar with.
— To be continued in our June 2020 issue of Cut Frame Magazine. —
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