New Jersey Pictures, an American studio, announced that its documentary The Soprano State: New Jersey’s Culture of Corruption Part One will premiere at Clearview's Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on October 18. Four days after that, the film will begin its theatrical career in select theatres of New Jersey and New York City.
The film is based on a New York Time bestselling book by veteran investigative journalists Bob Ingle and Sandy McClure. The documentary fcast a glance on the corruption among politicians and government officials in the state of New Jersey: envelopes of money exchanged for political favors; cash paid for back-door deals; Construction contracts handed out for those who have to pay elected officials are a few examples. Moreover, by upholding that New Jersey is "arguably the most corrupted State" in the USA, the documentary brings us in the days when New Jersey was a British colony.
The Soprano State features interviews and commentary from the attorneys, politicians and journalists who were there – including current New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. The film is narrated by Tony Darrow (The Sopranos & Goodfellas).
Moreover, The Soprano State has reunited a very successful team. It is executive produced by Kellie Pyffer. Kalafer, LeDonne and Pyffer, have teamed on the Academy Award-nominated films Curtain Call and Sister Rose's Passion, winner Best Documentary Short at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival, both acquired by HBO, and on The Diary of Immaculee, which was honored at The 2006 Toronto film Festival’s “One By One” event.
The production team for The Soprano State includes Steven Moskovic (Director of Photography), Daniel Raiffe (Associate Producer), Molly Williamson (Editor).