Film on Bay

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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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Blink is an original story written by Kevin Rogers, a native Staten Islander. If cults, hysteria, murder, and post-apocalyptic worlds are your style, then Blink is the film for you, click on the link above to read the full article.

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Back in 2013, Staten Island filmmaker, Geoff Celis, ran a successful Indiegogo campaign for a short film he had been thinking about for quite some time. Shortly thereafter, Geoff rounded up some of Staten Island’s funniest minds and best movie-makers and put his lucha libre comedy into the world. Last week, an online version of the film was put into the world wide web.

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Staten Island filmmaker, Kevin Rogers of Backslash Bomb productions, is having a free screening tonight for his short film “Blink: The observer” The event takes place at the 50/50 Skatepark at 9:30pm.