Plastics recycling veteran Michael Domino is generating some buzz with an independent movie that uses recycling as a backdrop.
Domino, founder and chief operating officer of Domino Plastics Co. Inc. in Port Jefferson, N.Y., produced and directed Mott Haven: Cash for Keys, an independent film that won the People's Choice Award at the Chandler International Film Festival in Chandler, Ariz., earlier this year. Domino also co-wrote the film along with Robert Mladinich, a former New York Police Department detective. In April, Mott Haven will be screened at the Sunscreen Film Festival in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The story of Mott Haven is set in New York's South Bronx, where parts of the movie were filmed. Mott Haven is the name of a neighborhood in that area.
Other parts of the movie were filmed at recycling firm Palmer Plastics in Easton, Pa. Domino Plastics is a brokerage that does business throughout North America, but it doesn't operate its own recycling plant. Michael Domino opened the firm in 1983.
Mott Haven stars veteran actors Paul Wilson and Robert Davi. Wilson's credits include the 2014 film Big Stone Gap, which also featured his brother Patrick, as well as Ashley Judd and Whoopi Goldberg. Davi is a familiar face from his roles in 1980s classics Die Hard and The Goonies. More recently, he starred on the TV show Profiler and has appeared on episodes of Criminal Minds and CSI.