August has been an amazing month for us. We’ve kicked into high gear on the film, shooting every weekend to get as much as possible in the can before summer ends!
We traveled far and wide across our dear water city to make sure we have all the words and pictures needed to tell the Mermaids of New York story. We’ve visited Mara Haseltine‘s Oyster installation on Governor’s Island and planted shells with her on the Waterpod. We met Will “Tugster” Van Dorp an intrepid waterblogger and phantom voice of Henry Hudson. Our friends ventured to watery destinations around the city to capture the sights and sounds. Jason Falchook captured coney island lights in vibrant HD video while Michelle Repiso explored Roosevelt Island, Staten Island and more with her vintage 16MM camera. Finally, this weekend, we met with THE Dick Zigun, creator of The Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Check out this great historical video of him kicking off the very first Coney Island Mermaid Parade in 1983!
Now we’ve got our work cut out for us editing the the many hours of footage into something we hope will delight and amaze, enlighten and inform. Thankfully, we have the expert help of Dawne Langford an experienced editor and producer from PBS affiliate, WHUT in Washington, DC.
Wondering when and where, will you be able to see this wonderful monstrosity of a film? Well, you are in luck! We’ve put together an amazing preview screening and performance event at Galapagos on Thursday, September 24th in Brooklyn, New York and we need you there!
And of course we promise to post plenty of preview videos here throughout the editing process.