RED BANK: JOSH BRUCE, STEEPED IN BLOOD

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

josh bruce 1“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.

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RED BANK LOOKING TO TIGHTEN THE REEL

sawicki1Kevin Sawicki and Chris Bacarella of Holmdel shooting a short film downtown last week. (Click to enlarge)

By DUSTIN RACIOPPI

Seems like there’s been a spate of film crews wielding tripods and cameras around Red Bank lately, doesn’t it?

The borough council has taken notice, too.

Rather than letting the tape — er, memory cards — roll free, the council is considering a new ordinance that would require filmmakers and video production companies to register and obtain a permit from borough hall to capture scenes in Red Bank.

That, of course, would require a fee.

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ON THE HUNT FOR MOVIE RICHES

parker-altinoActress 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)

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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…

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