Michael Corrente

Michael Corrente

Highest Rated: 82% Federal Hill (1994)

Lowest Rated: 22% Loosies (2011)

Birthday: Apr 6, 1959

Birthplace: Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA

Growing up in Rhode Island, Michael Corrente was exposed to the movie by his father who regularly took his son to see whatever foreign-language films were playing in the area. Those motion pictures and a high school field trip to Providence's Trinity Square Repertory Company to see a production of "A Man for All Seasons" convinced the youngster to pursue a career in the arts. Following completion of his studies at the Trinity Repertory Conservatory in 1981, Corrente bartered his abilities as a contractor in return for rehearsal spaces and production opportunities, mounting over 25 productions. In 1984, he set out for Manhattan where he wrote the one-act, semi-autobiographical "Federal Hill" and eventually established the Studio B Theatre Ensemble. Eventually he expanded the one-act to full-length and produced and directed its Off-Broadway premiere. Drawing on his experiences living in a slightly insular Italian-American community, he crafted a story about a group of buddies--small time hoods whose lives are upended when one falls for a coed. Knowing he had strong material, Corrente teamed with film director Bill Durkin to shoot "Title Shot" (1989), a nine-minute reel which they hoped could be used for fund-raising purposes. Over the course of the next few years, the script for Corrente's debut feature, also titled "Federal Hill" took shape. Shot in less than a month in 1993 on black-and-white stock and a very low budget, "Federal Hill" utilized the city of Providence as a major character as well. While modest in scope, the film's expert cinematography and Corrente's spin on what could have been familiar material won over critics. There was a slight brouhaha when Trimark, the film's distributor, made public its plans to issue "Federal Hill" in a "colorized" version, claiming that contemporary audiences wouldn't go to see a black-and-white movie. While the director was willing to consider such a move for a video release, he greatly opposed tinting the theatrical release. Eventually Trimark backtracked and agreed to let the release print remain in black and white and allowed Corrente to oversee the "colorization" of a home video version.

Highest rated movies

Federal Hill
Assassination Tango




No Score Yet 24% Exeter Producer - 2015
54% 36% Some Velvet Morning Producer - 2013
No Score Yet 37% Last Kind Words Executive Producer - 2012
22% 33% Loosies Director $3.3K 2011
45% 51% Brooklyn Rules Director,
$398.4K 2007
No Score Yet 17% Corn Producer - 2004
67% 64% The Door in the Floor Producer $3.8M 2004
47% 32% Assassination Tango Cop (Character) $970.2K 2002
67% 65% A Shot at Glory Director,
- 2000
51% 65% Outside Providence Director,
$7.3M 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Say You'll Be Mine Producer - 1999
74% 46% American Buffalo Director $632.1K 1996
82% 70% Federal Hill Fredo (Character),
$20.6K 1994


79% No Score Yet Brotherhood Director 2007