Directed by: Joey Boukadakis
Produced by: Mary Pat Bentel, Joey Boukadakis, Josh McGuire
Written by: Joey Boukadakis
Cinematography: James Codeglia
Edited by: David Codeglia
Distributed by: Ghostlight Productions
Release date: January 1, 2009
Running time: 10 minutes
Country: United States
In 2008, Dianna filmed the short film titled “Dinner With Raphael” alongside Paul Boukadakis, Michael Ray Bower, Brett Paesel and Richard Riehle. The short was released on January 1st the following year. In August 2018, the short had a 76% Audience score at Rotten Tomatoes, based on 65 users rating.
Paul and Dianna are happily engaged, and Paul invites his soon to be wife over for dinner with his family to introduce her to his parents – and his brother, who is convinced he’s the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Raphael. Dianna quickly understand why it took Paul such a long time to introduce her to his family, but tries to be as patient as possible with her family-in-law to be.