Mobster Documentary “Shooting Henry Hill” to Debut on Blockbuster Online and Netflix September 23rd

Shooting Henry Hill is a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the world of mafia turncoat, Henry Hill, the subject of Warner Brother’s classic film, “Goodfellas” to premiere on Blockbuster Online and Netflix.

Metuchen, NJ, September 09, 2008 --( Prairie Entertainment and Passion River Films will be distributing “Shooting Henry Hill,” a documentary that follows “Goodfellas” mobster Henry Hill, 25 years after entering the witness protection program, in the small town of North Platte, Nebraska. The documentary will be available on Blockbuster Online and Netflix on September 23, 2008.

“Shooting Henry Hill” is unique in that it goes beyond the average mob tale. Director Luke Heppner and filmmakers Ron and Heather Silver follow 62 year-old Hill as he goes on with his life, now cooking in an Italian restaurant, similar to his “Goodfellas” persona. However, in a dramatic turn of events, Ron Silver explains, “we were not surprised to find ourselves in the middle of an organized crime investigation”. In between the raids, arrests and indictments, Hill has very little time to settle down, and the filmmakers are there to witness these events every step of the way.

The documentary premiered on September 16, 2007 at the New York International Independent Film &Video Festival and won Best Social Documentary as well as the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Short. “Shooting Henry Hill” was also an Official Selection of the New Filmmakers Anthology Film Archives of New York.

Shooting Henry Hill. Documentary. English. 53 minutes. NTSC. Not Rated. Stereo. Produced by Ron and Heather Silver. Directed by Luke Heppner. Starring Henry Hill.

Prairie Entertainment was formed in Nebraska by husband and wife Ronald and Heather Silver. Their vision was to create one of the only film companies in Nebraska to produce socially significant documentary and feature films using local talent. Their first film, “Shooting Henry Hill”, directed by Luke Heppner, tells the unusual story of the most famous gangster in America who’s life in the mob was immortalized in the blockbuster film, “Goodfellas”. The filmmakers discover Henry in the Federal Witness Protection Program, living in the small Nebraska town of North Platte. For their second film, the filmmakers then find themselves in the city of New Orleans, in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina participating in and filming the most heartwarming disaster story narrated by Kevin Bacon, “New Orleans Animal Rescue”. Prairie Entertainment is now in production on a feature horror zombie film, “Meth Monsters”, to be shot in Nebraska. This film in the first feature film for the film company.

Passion River specializes in film marketing and DVD distribution for unique documentaries, foreign movies, independent films and special interest titles to retail stores and libraries nationwide. Their non-exclusive film distribution business model allows producers to self-distribute their films as a way to reach major retailers and a wide audience. They also book films and talent for public performances and speaking events on college campuses across the country. For more information about their new films and events, as well as their film distribution seminars and movie marketing workshops, visit:

Contact: Mat Levy
Company: Passion River Films
Phone: 732-321-0711
Address: 416 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Metuchen NJ, 08840

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