New Jersey Stage Issue 75 - Page 129

Islander – Derek Pastuszek ( Glendale , California ) The storm took everything ... but , now , pieces have begun to wash ashore . This film was shot entirely on Long Beach Island NJ , in Beach Haven , where the director , Derek Pastuszek , spent a significant part of his childhood and adolescence at his family ’ s summer home , which was built by the director ’ s grandfather in the 1960s . 2019 ; 12 min . Karaoke League – Jeb Banegas ( Brooklyn , New York ) Four teams battle to become the best karaoke team in New York City . 2019 ; 24 min . Ashes to Ashes – Taylor Rees and Renan Ozturk ( Park City , Utah ) Winfred Rembert , the only living survivor of a lynching , a Star Wars fanatic and leather artist , develops a friendship with Doctor Shirley Jackson Whitaker who is on a mission to memorialize the forgotten 4,000 African Americans lynched during the Jim Crow era . Together , their journeys of healing intertwine . 2019 ; 25 min .

NJ FILM FEST : Available October 4 , 2020

Islander – Derek Pastuszek ( Glendale , California ) The storm took everything ... but , now , pieces have begun to wash ashore . This film was shot entirely on Long Beach Island NJ , in Beach Haven , where the director , Derek Pastuszek , spent a significant part of his childhood and adolescence at his family ’ s summer home , which was built by the director ’ s grandfather in the 1960s . 2019 ; 12 min . Karaoke League – Jeb Banegas ( Brooklyn , New York ) Four teams battle to become the best karaoke team in New York City . 2019 ; 24 min . Ashes to Ashes – Taylor Rees and Renan Ozturk ( Park City , Utah ) Winfred Rembert , the only living survivor of a lynching , a Star Wars fanatic and leather artist , develops a friendship with Doctor Shirley Jackson Whitaker who is on a mission to memorialize the forgotten 4,000 African Americans lynched during the Jim Crow era . Together , their journeys of healing intertwine . 2019 ; 25 min .

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