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"The Room Next Door" aka La Stanza Accanto is a film about a lawyer who returns to a Iowa town where he must face his past. The lawyer, Martin Yabowsky, played by Mark Benninghoffen, realizes that many years ago the murder of his girlfriend and her friends sentenced an innocent man to death for the crime. He begins to investigate and discovers a horrifying truth about himself.
Having yet another opportunity to work for Duea Films in the sound department was too good of an offer to pass up. This would be the fifth film I worked with them on and my last. I was asked back on their next two films after this but sadly each time I had to decline as I was always committed to other films. Even with their generous offer of promoting me to their sound mixer on the films, my film work schedule simply wouldn't permit it as I was already producing/directing a film each time. I was flattered as I started out as a sound assistant then did some boom operating before they offered me the role of Sound Mixer. Pretty much the same crew was back together again and it was a horror film which made it a very enjoyable experience once again. I have many fond memories of working for Duea Films and producer Antonio Avati on the films we made in the Quad Cities and Iowa.
Written by Pupi Avati and Directed by Fabrizio Laurenti. Produced by Antonio Avati and Aurelio De Laurentiis. Starring Mark Benninghoffen. Also appearing in the cast are Mary Sellers and Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni.