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Pizza boy movie to premiere

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Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013 10:30 am

Filmmaker and Ozone Park native Mikel “Mike” Dusi will premiere his first feature film this weekend.

The semi-autobiographical movie, “MikeyBoy,” is about a pizza boy from Queens whose life is turned upside down when he learns he must travel to his family’s native Albania for an arranged marriage. MikeyBoy sets out on a quest around the world with his best friend, Robin, to win his American girlfriend back and avoid getting married in Albania.

Dusi, who is Albanian-American, is the son of Joe and Martha Dusi, longtime owners of Galleria Pizza on 101st Avenue and 95th Street in Ozone Park. Dusi is a veteran of the film industry, having worked as a producer and an actor on several projects. Before heading to Hollywood, Dusi worked at Galleria with his parents.

“MikeyBoy” will premiere on Friday night, Nov. 1, at the AMC Empire 25 theater at 234 West 42 St. in Manhattan and will be playing at the theater for a two-week run.

— Domenick Rafter

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