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The Road to Atonement

An inveterate thief rediscovers God after he mistakenly steals the identity of a high-profile mobster in the Witness Protection Program who is marked for execution and is pursued by Organized Crime contract killers.

Written by: John J. Maffucci     [Contact Author]
Format: Screenplay
Starring Roles For: Matt Dillon
Matt Damon
a young Kevin Costner
Posted: 03/03/2011
Updated: 11/13/2016
Author Bio: Curriculum Vitae John J. Maffucci Education: Graduated Fordham College 1953 BSS Sociology Masters Degree, Sociology, Fordham University Graduate School 1959 New York Film Academy-Screenwriters Workshop Military: Honorable Discharge U.S. Navy l955 Resume' of Criminal Justice Experience: 1955 - 1986 1955-57 Guidance Counselor Sing Sing Prison 1957-74 Parole Officer- NYS Division of Parole Field 15 years: Sing Sing 2 years 1974-83 Commissioner New York State Parole Board Appointed by R-Governor Malcolm Wilson. Re-appointed by D-Governor Hugh Carey 1983-86 Commissioner of Correction Westchester County Department of Correction Present Experience: since 1986 Private Investigator, New York State- Licensed Maffucci Associates, Inc. Advanced Expertise: Chairman of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Terrorism Brinks Trial 1984 Professional Teaching: Adjunct Assistant Professor L.I.U. at Mercy College Graduate and Undergraduate Criminal Justice Division from 1972-1880 Published Works: .. "Let's Keep Parole, It Works." The Sentinel, October 1973 .. "Swedish Police Training: A Lesson in Professionalism." The Sentinel, April 1974 .. "The New York State Board of Parole: Scapegoats of the Criminal Justice System." New York State Bar Journal, December 1978 .. "Responding to Aids in Prison: The Team Approach."Corrections Today, December 1983 (The official national publication of the American Correctional Association) .. "Corrections and Law Enforcement: Partners in Training." Police Federation News, (feature article September 1985) .. "Utilizing Modern Technology in Correctional Management:The Video Camera Goes to Jail." New York Law Enforcement Journal, March 1986 .. "Jail Suicide: An Unsolvable Problem in Corrections and Law Enforcement." New York Law Enforcement Journal, Fall 1986. . "The Sing Sing Connection,"(Novel), Authorhouse, Bloomington, IN, August 2004 Awards for: Completed, Unproduced Screenplays: "I'll Die Tomorrow" Gotham Film Festival And Screenplay Contest Semi Finalist 2008 Hoboken International Film Festival 2010-Best Unproduced Screenplay Indie Gathering Film Festival 2010 2nd Place Winner-Drama Category; Gotham Screen International Film Festival 2009 "Semi-Finalist"; SoCal International Film Festival 2009 "Semi-Finalist" Story Pros Awards 2009 "Quarter-Finalist"; Movie Script Contest 2008 "Semi-Finalist"; Screenplay Search 2010 "Semi-Finalist"; Gimme Credit International Screenwriting Competition 2010 "Semi-Finalist"; Life Fest Film Festival 2011 Official Selection The California Film Awards 2010 1st Place Winner-Best in Category.

"My Angel Wore Stripes" The PAGE International Screenwriting Awards Quarter Finalist - 2008 The 2008 Screenplay Festival Semifinalist

"The Road to Atonement" 2008 Hoboken International Film Festival-"Nominated for Best Unproduced Screenplay: 2008 Page International Screenwriting Awards, "Quarter Finalist,; 2008 Austin Film Festival-(submitted as "The Repentant Thief") "Second Rounder": 2010 Alaska International Film Festival-"Finalist."; The Colorado Film Festival 2010-"Honorable Mention."

"My Angel Wore Stripes" 2008 Page International Screenwriting Awards-Quarter Finalist": The 2008 Screenplay Festival-"Semi-Finalist."

"2084" 2010 California Film Festival-"Diamond Level Award Winner."

"The Catastrophe" Sky fest 1-Film and Script Festival 2009-4th Place Finisher.

Contest Results: Alaska Fest (Finalist)
Colorado Fest (Honorable Mention)