Lighthouse Productions Films and Entertainment
was conceived in June 2002. The idea was created when Vince and Lina Salvatore, who were It was not an easy task for both of them but they believed they could do it. They attended classes
both interested in the filmmaking process, talked about it one day. Vince, a professional
photographer who used to work at an affiliate NBC TV Station as a Cameraman, Lighting Director
and Editor, contributed his ideas on the technical side. On the other hand, Lina, who always
loved to write stories or screenplays and direct plays even in her younger days, took care of the
creativity and vision.
on filmmaking at Boston Film and Video Foundation, in Boston, Massachussetts with
Director Raouf Zaki, and went to attend seminars in New York. After the class ended, Vince continued
to attend some workshops in cinematography both in Boston and New York. Lina, despite her busy
schedule who used to work full time at Fleet Boston Financial Corporation now Bank of America and
as a mother of two young children, Chris and April, wrote her first script whenever she could. She
writes at night whenever time was available and waking up in the wee hours on weekends and slept
late just to catch up on time.
Basically, this is really just a husband and wife team. While Lina was at work, Vince took care of
calling actors for auditions, researching equipment to be used in filmmaking, setting up appointments
and just doing almost everything necessary to prepare the things needed for the movie besides
accomodating video and photography assignments. On weekends, together with their children, Vince
and Lina normally spent their time looking for locations and doing auditions. After undergoing a tough
audition, their son Chris got the role of the child who was deprived by his father's love because of the
latter's absence for many years.
Finally, the script was ready and everything was set up to start production. With the help of some good
friends around, who offered their help voluntarily, the couple took off in making their first full feature film
entitled " THE RETURN "....
It was not an easy task for both of them but they believed they could do it. They attended classes