Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Park Slope Films & The Art of Brooklyn

Brooklyn is unique; living here requires a little know-how. A knack. Whether you’re a native or a transplant, when you master the “Art of Brooklyn” you know you really belong here.

THE ART OF BROOKLYN is a new festival that's all about New York artists; whether they’re born and raised in the 5 Boroughs or have moved here to live, work and create. Independent production company Park Slope Films is bringing together the indie film community, musicians, visual artists and local businesses to Founders Hall at St. Francis College in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn.

TAoB was launched to showcase what they do and celebrate the creative energy that makes our borough one of the most exciting places in the world. 

The Festival takes place Aug. 20 - 27, 2011. For more info, including schedule, trailers and tickets, click HERE.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

GoGo and GiveGive!

Our fundraising drive for THE SCHENECTADY PACKAGE is officially underway!

To collect the millions of dollars we will inevitably rake in, we've set up shop on Indie GoGo. Donation amounts start at a mere 10 clams (at the current exchange rate, a clam is equal to a dollar) and every donation amount comes with perks.

Perks, you say? Oh, we said it allright! Donation perks include:
• Exclusive updates on the film's progress
• Free DVD's of our award-winning films
• Invites to screenings and parties
... and lots more.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Park Slope Films Goes Viral To Promote New Film

(BROOKLYN) The team at Park Slope Films are doing everything they can to generate buzz for their new project, "The Schenectady Package," a short comedy inspired by a classic Twilight Zone episode: "The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street."

They've taken elements from the film and are creating an “expanded universe” through comedy videos and web content.
“We were looking for fun, new ways to promote the film” said Anthony DeVito, the comedy's co-writer and one of its stars. “The characters in this story are so sharp and funny. A pair of real estate agents figure heavily into the film’s plot, so we shot a commercial for them, like one you’d see on local cable… complete with awkward edits and cheesy copy. The video gives a sneak preview of several of the film's main characters."

PSF created a website for the agents’ “company” where you can see the ad. The links on that site point to the film’s official site, Facebook page and its fundraising page on Indie GoGo.
"We want to entertain viewers while reminding them they can donate to the film and help spread the word," said director Jason Cusato. "These characters are so much fun we want to show them off as much as we can."
Once the film has started shooting, the team has plans to write and shoot a "local news segment" featuring different characters from the film to use as a teaser trailer.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Prejudice + Paranoia x Property Values = Comedy.

Park Slope Films is back with a new project. Following the success of their feature Apostles of Park Slope, the PSF team is hard at work writing, casting and prepping their next film, a short comedy called THE SCHENECTADY PACKAGE.

THE SCHENECTADY PACKAGE was inspired by a classic episode of the iconic television series The Twilight Zone. “The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street,” which originally aired in 1960, used Cold-War hysteria to tell a story of neighbors who turn on each other for no good reason.

Perfect material for a comedy. Well, a dark comedy. A very dark comedy.

Director Jason Cusato, actor Al Accettura and actor/writer Anthony DeVito have written a story that takes elements of fear, gentrification, greed, ignorance, bigotry, lunacy and mistrust and sets it on the mythical "Schenectady Street" in modern-day Brooklyn. And they've made it very funny.

THE SCHENECTADY PACKAGE features actors from APOSTLES: Anthony DeVito (CHIEF) Al Accettura (TINY), Michael Tadduni (FREDDY), Chris Harcum (MAGOO) and Nick Freni (FATHER PAUL) as well as several new faces. Shooting will begin in late Spring/early Summer 2011.