Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Apostles of Park Slope will be screening on Thursday June 3rd at 8pm in The St. George Theater. The St. George Theater is located at 35 Hyatt St. Staten Island, N.Y.
Sunday Dinner will be screening on Friday June 4th at 10pm in The College of Staten Island's Lecture Hall in the Family Matters Film Block.
The College of Staten Island's Lecture Hall is located at 2800 Victory Blvd. Staten Island, N.Y.
On Saturday June 5th both films will be screening,
Sunday Dinner will be screening at 1pm in The College of Staten Island's Lecture Hall in the Family Matters Film Block. The College of Staten Island's Lecture Hall is located at 2800 Victory Blvd. Staten Island, N.Y. and
Apostles of Park Slope will be screening at 6pm in The College of Staten Island's Recital Hall.
For tickets and theater location go to- http://www.sifilmfestival.org/index.html
LONG ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM EXPO
Apostles of Park Slope will be screening on July 8th at 7pm at Bellmore Movies
For tickets and theater location go to- http://liifilmexpo.org/
MANHATTAN FILM FESTIVAL
Apostles of Park Slope will be opening the festival on Wednesday, July 21 at 7pm at The Symphony Space Theater, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York.
The Confession is playing in the Dramatic Shorts program on
Thursday, July 22 at 12:30pm at The Symphony Space Theater, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York.
Sunday Dinner is playing in the Brooklyn Shorts program on
Saturday, July 24 at 12:30pm at The Symphony Space Theater, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York.
For tickets and theater location go to-http://www.manhattanfilmfestival.org/Index.htm
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Staten Island Film Festival tickets TicketWeb.com
Manhattan Film Festival tickets http://www.manhattanfilmfestival.org
Long Island International Film Expo tickets www.longislandfilm.com
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Chris LaPanta, one of the stars of Apostles of Park Slope is in the Daily News......Check it out
Friday, May 14, 2010
Apostles of Park Slope & Sunday Dinner have both been accepted into the New York City International Film Festival from August 12th-19th. We don't have screening times and dates yet but we will let you know as soon as we know more. For info on the festival go to www.NYCIFF.com
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Apostles of Park Slope has been accepted into The Long Island International Film Expo and will be screening on Thursday, July 8, 2010 @ 7pm. More details to follow.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Manhattan Film Festival Announces ‘Apostles of Park Slope’ Will Headline First Round of 2010 Official Selections
NEW YORK, May 1, 2010 — Manhattan Film Festival (http://www.manhattanfilmfestival.org) has just unveiled their first round of official selections. The festival, formerly known as Independent Features, announced today 10 features and 48 short films headlined by Jason Cusato’s “Apostles of Park Slope.” The event will be hosted July 21-25 on the Upper West Side and out of the 58 films revealed today, 24 feature the work of New York filmmakers and 11 are international selections.
Cusato, who leads a list of 9 Brooklyn filmmakers, said, “The Manhattan Film Festival is a unique festival that goes above and beyond to make each filmmaker and their work feel special. We are excited and honored to be part of this year’s festival, especially opening night.” Cusato’s film “When Broomsticks Were King” was the first film the festival ever screened. Founder Philip J. Nelson said, “I believe Jason is the next great filmmaker to come out of New York and it’s only fitting he opens our first year as the Manhattan Film Festival.”
In January the festival legally became the Manhattan Film Festival. In one short year they have grown over 729% and are on track to become the largest independent film festival in New York City. While those facts are alone staggering, what is more impressive is they accomplished this without the benefit of a corporate sponsor. Their rise was not easy.
After hitting a brick wall in 2008 their chances to make it were slim to none. After a partner failed to perform they were left with an economic nightmare. Nelson had no way to support his family and his situation was dire. While cleaning out his office he noticed a content partnership agreement he was given. He thought of it as the only opportunity he had to get himself out of the mess that he was in. He started a vlog and 50 million views later he credits that partnership for saving his life. Little by little he started digging himself out of a seemingly insurmountable hole and their vision of creating a film festival that would level the playing field for independent filmmakers was still alive.
A year later, at a fundraiser for the “Apostles of Park Slope,” Nelson saw how Cusato brought his community together and was reminded of the true independent spirit. The festival has since reached out to local businesses to bring special screenings and festival events such as after-parties into the community. “Our goal is to bring local businesses added clientele, give attendees a unique festival experience, while creating a product equal to or greater than Hollywood on a shoestring budget,” said festival co-founder Jose Ruiz Jr. For more details or a list of official selections, please visit http://www.manhattanfilmfestival.org.