Film Fervor: Episode 59 – Umberto Celisano

The Making of the Mob: New York

Today’s episode is a real treat for me. I was able to speak with Umberto Celisano who plays the legendary gangster Al Capone in the AMC 8-Part Miniseries The Making of the Mob: New York which premieres on Monday June 15th on AMC.

Umberto is an incredible guy with a real genuine passion for his trade and a deep understanding of how the business works. When I spoke with him, the time really flew by and even though I had just met him over the internet, I felt as if I knew him for quite a while. He is that genuine and approachable. When he spoke about his role in the AMC project The Making of the Mob: New York he was the first to point out that his role was not the biggest or most grand in the mini-series, but he took it very seriously and put himself into the mindset of his character.

The Making of the Mob: New York, is an eight-part docudrama that begins in 1905 and spans more than 50 years, tracing the original five families that led to the modern American Mafia, including the rise of Charles Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky and Benjamin Bugsy Siegel.

Although I didn’t know this at the time, they apparently filmed some of Umberto’s scenes in my own home state of West Virginia (Lets Go Mountaineers!) in our capital of Charleston. VERY cool. I can’t wait to see my old stomping grounds on the show.

Be sure to check out the series on June 15th and check out the digitally remastered versions of classic Mobster films on AMC before every episode and follow along on twitter with #AMCMob and #MobMonday to get exclusives and join the conversation. It’s going to be awesome.

AMC’s The Making of the Mob: New York




About Justin Kincaid

Justin is the host of Film Fervor and a passionate lover of independent entertainment. Indie films are where people can truly express themselves and Justin believes that there are too many limitations on "mainstream" movies to be able to tell good stories.

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