Here’s the trailer to “After Sandy,” a new film made over the past three years by Middetown resident Joe Minnella to document the rebuilding efforts at the Jersey shore in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Minnella and Anthony Jude Setaro of Red Bank, who produced the film, are alumni of Red Bank Catholic High School.
To view the full 100-minute film, click “like” at the “After Sandy” Facebook page and you’ll receive a link to the film page at 8 p.m. on Thursday. The film will be available for viewing until 8 p.m Friday. (Click to enlarge)
‘Driving Jersey,’ a television series that mines the Garden State for its culture, kicks off a new season Wednesday night with footage shot in Red Bank, where producer (and borough resident) Steve Rogers cornered locals for thoughts on their favorite movies.
The season premiere episode, which takes “a sweet look at New Jersey’s place in the history of the silver screen,” airs on NJTV at 8:30 p.m.
Liz Stahl, Mary Ellen Dowd, Chris Lombino and Tom Smith – friends who met in a theater group – were all set for the July 8, 2014 movie screening in Red Bank’s Riverside Gardens Park. But the event was rained out. They’ll get another chance with the Tuesday night screening of ‘Jaws,’ and a favorable weather forecast. (Video by Gerda Liebmann. Click to pause.)
A trio of classic Alfa Romeos parked outside the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank accompanied a screening of ‘The Graduate‘ Tuesday night – and inspired one woman to pose for a photo as a trunk ornament. Up next in the series: the Beatles’ flick ‘A Hard Day’s Night,’ on July 16 (tickets are free, but must be obtained at the box office). Perhaps we’ll see a couple of Vauxhalls for the occasion? (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)
The trailer for Josh Bruce’s film. Below, Bruce in a scene shot near the Red Bank Public Library. (Click to enlarge)
By DAN NATALE
“Of course, the motto on our crew is, ‘we love blood,'” said Josh Bruce. “We love to put our hands in it, we love to roll around in it, we love to stick our face in it.”
Bruce, a Red Bank resident, said this as he surveyed the property behind the borough’s public library, where a few months prior, he and several other young men had smashed a lifeless body’s head with rocks they had found there. But Bruce showed no signs of remorse. In fact, a smile stretched across his face as he recalled the event.
McHeffeys four-year run with Sterns TV and radio shows and related promotional appearances have brought the 37-year-old Red Bank native national fame. Now, Dead On Arrival, a remake of a classic 1950 film noir “D.O.A.,” is scheduled for online release March 1, with McHeffey in the starring role of a man investigating his own murder. Plans for a TV show are in the works, McHeffey said.
The mayor says entertainment ventures could help fill empty storefronts. Above, two long-time vacant spaces on West Front Street. (Click to enlarge)
Citing a surplus of vacant storefronts and not enough for visitors to do after-hours, Red Bank Mayor Pasquale Menna on Monday called for law changes to allow more nightlife attractions downtown.
Menna got the ball rolling on what he said would be a process to come up with zoning changes to allow such ventures as billiards parlors, small movie theaters, and places offering “digital entertainment” in the district.
“People say, ‘we love coming to Red Bank, but after we have dinner and drinks, we want to do more,'” he said.
Actress Mary Kate Costa is framed in a window at Stokaboka on Monmouth Street last Friday during the shooting of a scene by Mike Altino, right, and Connor Hughes. Below, crewmember Jon Altino holds the clapper. (Click to enlarge)
Downtown Red Bank served as a film set last week, when a small cast and production crew shot scenes for an indie film to be called Parker and the Box.
Screenwriter and director Mike Altino, of Middletown, tells redbankgreen the film is an adventure/mystery story involving lots of cryptography as characters hunt for millions of dollars embezzled by a “Dr. James Parker.”