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February 7, 2013

Film featuring Derry teen to get local showing

DERRY — Jordan Puzzo will see his name and face up on the big screen right here at home.

The Derry teen is featured in the recently released film “Funeral Kings,” set to be shown at the O’neil Cinemas in Londonderry on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. and again Feb. 24 at 5 p.m.

The film is about a group of young Catholic altar boys who decide to take off after a string of funerals they were supposed to be attending.

Jordan plays David Mason in the film, directed by brothers Kevin and Matthew McManus.

At 14, the blond-haired, blue-eyed Derry boy also appeared in another film, “Moonrise Kingdom,” featuring Bill Murray and Bruce Willis.

Jordan, the son of Nikki and Chad Puzzo, is a Pinkerton Academy freshman.

He appeared live on stage last summer for the first time in the Whitebridge Farms production of “On Golden Pond” in Laconia at Pittman’s Freight Room.

The play was directed by Academy Award-winning Ernest Thompson, who wrote the play and then the movie screenplay for the popular 1981 film starring Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn.

Thompson is also scheduled to attend the Londonderry film screening of “Funeral Kings.”

Jordan said in an earlier interview that making “‘Funeral Kings,’ was a great experience. He spent about a month filming in Rhode Island.

“I just felt like I was supposed to be there,” he said.

For his mother Nikki, it’s been a great experience for the middle of her three sons. Jordan announced he wanted to try acting and modeling about two years ago.

“He said, ‘I want to act, I want to give it a try,’ and I said we’d try it and see how it goes,” she said.

On his very first audition, he got the part, she said.

That led to signing with managers and agents to keep the boy’s career grounded while he kept up his academics and grades.

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