Film on Bay
Did you know that there was a network TV show that was set in Staten Island? If you’re like most people I’ve spoken to, you had no idea.
You might not recognize him under the makeup, but that’s native Staten Islander, Nick Williams, in the center of the above photo in the black and white clown makeup. After packing up from Staten Island, the North Shore staple with a big voice has big things brewing down in The Big Easy.
Staten Islanders who are fans of Scarface and The Godfather Trilogy might be excited to learn that film star Al Pacino’s latest was shot right here on Staten Island. A dark comedy, The Humbling, is an edgy look into the chaotic life of an actor suffering from dementia.
According to entertainment news outlet, Bleeding Cool, Staten Island’s Bayley Seton Hospital is going to be making an appearance on Fox’s new Batman series, Gotham.
For the past 5 years, location scouts working on projects ranging from music videos to full length feature films have been reaching out to Ettore Mazzei owner of the historic Edgewater Hall. You might recognize the building as one of the comedy clubs featured in Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me.