Mr. Bonifacio's feature film directorial debut, Lbs., was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards. He also co-wrote and produced Lbs., which premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Alfred P. Sloan Award. Theatrically released in 2010 in seven cities, Lbs. had the #1 per-screen-average in the country its opening weekend. Well-received by top critics and audiences alike, Lbs. is now available on DVD, iTunes, Amazon Instant, VUDU, XBOX 360 and Sony PlayStation, and frequently airs on PBS. Lbs. was released on iTunes in January 2012, has broken into the Top Charts for Top 25 Movies (Top Drama and Top Comedy) and Top 50 Films (Most Rented and Best Sellers).
At the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival’s first annual Tropfest@Tribeca, co-jurors Matt Dillon and Naomi Watts awarded Mr. Bonifacio’s short, The Watering Hole, the Grand Jury Prize. Mr. Bonifacio directed, co-wrote and produced the film. The award jury also included Darren Aronofsky, Caroline Baron, Famke Janssen, Anthony LaPaglia and Charles Randolph.
Mr. Bonifacio directed and produced his second feature film, Amexicano, which made its world premiere at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Amexicano, acquired by Maya Entertainment Group, was theatrically released in the fall of ‘08. The film received positive reviews in The New York Times, New York Daily News and Variety.
Short film credits include: From Woodside, Queens (Oscar®-qualifying Aspen Shortsfest 2004); Bagelized! (Oscar®-qualifying 2006 Palms Springs Shortsfest, Oscar®-qualifying Aspen Shortsfest 2005) and New Boobs which was one of six projects commissioned by Atom.com formerly AtomFilms). With over 1 million plays, New Boobs was the most viewed commissioned short by Atom.com of all time.
Music video credits include: Straight No Chaser’s Who Spiked The Eggnog? (Atlantic Records), Lupe Fiasco - My Radio is Bigger Than Yours (Atlantic Records), and Radical Love.
Delivering The Goods, his third feature film as director and producer, stars Thomas Ian Nicholas, Dominic Fumusa, Andrea Martin, Mike Starr, Dominik Garcia-Lordio, and Federico Castelluccio.
Mr. Bonifacio is in post production on his fourth feature, The Quitter.
His short film, Migraine, premiered at last year’s Tribeca Film Festival, and will be distributed by Shorts International. It stars Nathan Lee Graham, Ron Crawford and newcomer, Michael O’Farrell. Two new shorts, Fortune House and Ana Smile will have their film festival debuts in 2013, with Fortune House premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival. Future projects include The Bridge and 49.
Mr. Bonifacio was born, raised and resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, producer Julianna Bonifacio.