Super Storm Sandy was an experience that few who lived through it will ever forget . Filmmaker Derek J . Pastuszek captures the lonely , dreary aftermath of the storm and the hope for rebirth afterwards in his short film The Islander . It will be screened during the New Jersey Film Festival on October 4th along with three other shorts ( Ashes to Ashes , The Hustle Is Real , and Karaoke League ). The year the festival is virtual , which lets you purchase and rent films from anywhere . Films are available for 24 hours .