I'm originally from Philadelphia now living in Sherman Oaks. We have other projects that we would like to film and simply wanted to complete a demo reel taking a short from beginning to end. For fun we came up with the concept of the "The Sopranos Begin". The budget consisted of food and drinks for the cast. The locations were borrowed from friends. The film was shot using a Panasonic DVX100A, three lights (key, fill, back, and a good shot-gun microphone.