Hot off the heels of his award-winning short “Three Sonnets,” Red Bank filmmaker Jeffrey Delano Davis launched a Kickstarter campaign for a short piece of animation for children called “The Mooseduck.”
Taking on difficult topics as sexual assault, cyberbullying and suicide, Red Bank Regional High School will host a free, public-welcome screening of “Audrie & Daisy,” a documentary that examines America’s teenagers coming of age in the new world of social media bullying.
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)
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
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.
At the Basie Saturday afternoon: dogs and cats rescued from shelters and given a new, ahem, leash on life as circus performers. Matt O’Ree, below, brings his guitar chops to Jamian’s tonight. (Click to enlarge)
Friday, May 3:
RED BANK: The high-energy Marty and the Martians make their debut in a series of Friday night appearances at the Walt Street Pub, playing an upbeat set including hits by Neon Trees, U2, Foo Fighters and more. The show begins at 8 p.m. 180 Monmouth Street.
From ‘Jersey Shore‘ to ‘Jersey Store,’ the reality TV juggernaut continues…
Kevin Smith‘s Red Bank emporium, Jay and Silent Bobs Secret Stash, a magnet for comic book fans and camera-toting devotees of the filmmaker himself, has been greenlighted as the locus of an unscripted series.
Six one-hour episodes of the show, with working title “Secret Stash,” have been ordered by AMC, home of ‘Mad Men,’ ‘Breaking Bad‘ and ‘The Walking Dead,’ according to a post on Smith’s Silent Bob Speaks website.
The film, like much of Sillen’s work, focuses on the life and work of an artistic outlier in this case, poet Jesse Bernstein, who was influential on emerging scene for Nirvana and other grunge rock bands in Seattle in the late 1980s and early ’90s.
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.”
Um, that name sounds familiar…
It’s been the backdrop for more wedding party photos than any local scenery this side of the hobbit pergola at Deep Cut Gardens, the setting for school commencements, and the preferred parking place for the borough’s distinctive holiday ice boat. A place for kids to congregate on weekend nights, and a place for candlelit vigils and makeshift memorials in the days following 9/11.
Ever since Riverside Gardens took shape on the former site of the long-gone apartment house of the same name, a generation of Red Bankers has wondered how they ever got along without the West Front Street park along the Navesink. No more so than in the weeks after the end of the school year, when the waterfront walkways host a beach-blanket brigade of neighbors in search of some music and movies, under the setting sun and stars. It all comes to you courtesy of the hardworking folks at the borough’s Department of Parks and Recreation, working in concert with sponsors and co-organizers public and private.
It’s that warm and breeze-kissed time of year when the municipal government the people who normally incur your wrath over not filling in potholes fast enough gets to fill your evenings with music and all-around good vibes.
Beginning this week, Riverside Gardens will see the return of three proven and popular attractions Movies in the Park, Jazz in the Park and Songwriters in the Park all presented free of charge (with complimentary river sunsets) throughout July and much of August. It’s a slate of entertainments that was preceded by an appetizer in the form of June’s LunchMusic series and the menu continues, right after the break.