sal . This is the path we took . It ’ s not Long Beach Island ; it ’ s the island . It ’ s not Super Storm Sandy ; it ’ s after a storm or hurricane . I felt like those who know will feel it . Those who don ’ t know will be drawn in if it feels like we ’ re not exactly on Long Beach Island in 2014 .” With that said , the film was previously screened virtually in June during the Lighthouse International Film Festival ( which is based on Long Beach Island ) and Pastuszek wanted to bring the film back to
festivals that were near places who had experienced Sandy firsthand . “ If you ’ re not making movies to connect on that deeper level then I don ’ t know why you ’ re doing it ,” he noted . While some filmmakers may be discouraged going through a virtual festival run rather than a traditional run in theaters , Pastuszek isn ’ t . He notes that this is the direction the film industry has been moving in for a while , and is grateful any time a festival wishes to share his work .