Film on Bay

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.

On February 26th, Richmond City Media and This Way on Bay present a night of networking and film showcases.

A one-of-a-kind immersive art installation is coming to Staten Island. Created by photographer Christine Cruz, Project Alice is a year-long adventure that will commence with the opening of an immersive, interactive art gallery in September 2017.

The Staten Island Ferry has played host to many film sets and impromptu viral videos over the years. So, it should come as no surprise that the ferry was once featured on an episode of I Love Lucy.

Back in November, LFS (Looking for Spots) and Staten Island’s own 5050 Skatepark threw a street jam consisting of the LFS crew using Stapleton as their playground and pulling off some impressive tricks.

Calling all Staten Island and New York filmmakers. Last year we saw the first official Filmmaker’s Showcase, which was brought to us by Richmond City Media.

“Life, After” was created by its two stars, Corinne Caputo and Erica Tachoir, who have been writing partners for a few years. The series was successfully crowdfunded on Kickstarter which gave them the budget they needed to make the masterpiece available for us to watch online right now for free. FOR FREE.

Staten Island’s Casey Jost, Is J.J. Abrams in “Star Wars: The Force of Abrams,” a new video short by digital comedy network, Above Average. The clip, which has already been shared by Entertainment Weekly, pokes fun at Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ direcot Abrams’ tendency to rehash revitalize the work of other filmmakers.

With the recent trend of “100 Years of Fashion” videos, I decided to get on board and take this trend to an entirely new level by including period accurate locations, music, and three incredible models. If you are looking for body positivity, great music, and stunning gowns, this video is for you.

Staten Island filmmaker and video editor, Mark Scherel, posted a new editing reel to Vimeo earlier this week. Scherel, who has collaborated with Staten Island’s Monstar Films, Backslash Bomb Productions, and (my company) NB Technologies on film shoots, but he’s by no means just a local talent. This Way on Bay reached out to Mark to find out about some of his recent work and about working in the medium of video in general.