Film on Bay
An icon of New York City, the Staten Island Ferry was one of the first subjects to be recorded in High Definition. Back in 1993, while introducing the technology, JVC filmed various scenes in New York City for a promotional video.
Staten Island’s Matthew Provenzano, filmmaker, critic and YouTuber, debuted a feature-length film last week at the Atrium Cinemas in Great Kills.
“Martini Shot!” (trailer above) tells the story of Ryan Wise, a young amateur filmmaker with big dreams of making one day as a director, if he can only overcome the many obstacles in his way, including a band of less-than talented characters and a bad case of Murphy’s Law.
It’s always both a pleasure and a nice surprise when you spot locations of where you live popping up in movies and television shows. The Staten Island Ferry is stepping into the spotlight in the newest Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer.
If you live around the South Shore of Staten Island, you’ve most definitely seen the big, oversized, abandoned LNG tanks that have been a sight for sore eyes for the community of Rossville for close to five decades.
This short video is actually a trailer to a longer, silent video that Jirasiritham presented for a master class project for the Spitzer School of Architecture at CCNY. The film, titled “Exploring the Forgotten Borough,” takes the viewer on a bike tour of the North Shore.
This Thursday, March 9th, Everything Goes Book Cafe will be screening filmmaker Jen Senko’s recent documentary ‘The Brainwashing of My Dad’ about her Liberal father’s evolution into a staunch right-wing convert.
Fans of Method Man and the Wu-Tang Clan rejoice because there’s a new, beautifully edited lyric video for Method Man’s song 50 Shots, off of his last album The Meth Lab.
Did you know? “Ferry Tales” A Documentary Filmed On The Staten Island Ferry Was Nominated For An Oscar in 2004?
We had a chance to chat with Corinna Sager, producer of Ferry Tales and Kamillah Hanks who was featured in the film and consequentially was the film’s publicist. Hanks is currently running for the north shore council seat against incumbent Debi Rose.
The Staten Island Ferry disaster took place on the morning of November 22nd, 1963. It is considered one of New York’s most horrific maritime disasters and it is said that nearly 400 people went down with the Cornelius G. Kolff ferry boat.