Location Scout Resource: Fort Lee Film Commission

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Location Scout Resource: Fort Lee Film Commission

Fort Lee Film Commission, Fort Lee, NJ – birthplace of the motion picture industry. “Before There Was Hollywood, There Was Fort Lee”


Reel Jersey Film Festival: WeirdNJ Party / Midnight Movie: The Blood Shed

Reel Jersey Film Festival: WeirdNJ Party / Midnight Movie: The Blood Shed

Reel Jersey Film Festival

The Bergen County Film Commission, in association with the Fort Lee Film Commission, presents:

Reel Jersey Film Festival: A Celebration of American Film Past, Present & Future | September 25-29, 2008 at the Williams Center in Rutherford, New Jersey


Weird NJ

Weird NJ

WeirdNJ (sponsor + kewl site )

Reel Jersey Film Festival: WeirdNJ Party / Midnight Movie: The Blood Shed

I got to the party at Williams Center in Rutherford, NJ around 10:30 pm; fortunately, there was still plenty of “Joisey-cuisine” – icy cold Busch beer and White Castle burgers left to drink and eat!

While The Coffin Daggers got ready for their set, the screen in the grand old Rivoli Theater played scenes from a very diverse variety of b-movie horror and soft-core 60’s nudie flicks (just like a midnite movie ๐Ÿ˜‰ At around 11:15pm The Coffin Daggers played an excellent set of hard-driving and loud surf rock instrumentals, to a horror muxvid loop playing above them, after which the overweight drag couple in matching Bo-Peep-hybrid outfits (I didn’t see any shepherd’s canes ๐Ÿ˜‰ …or sheep, for that matter, but maybe that’s a good thing! ๐Ÿ˜‰ … or maybe they were sposed to be the twins from The Shining? …dunno… ) joined Mark and Mark from WeirdNJ onstage for the raffle drawing. I didn’t win – oh well…

The cast from The Blood Shed took the stage, Mark introduced the film and we were all off and running! (to the comfort of ulphostered theater lounge seats in the Rivoli, that is…)

The Blood Shed is classic Alan Rowe Kelly fare falling somewhere btn the b-movie flicks, John Waters, John Carpenter and Hammer Films (all of who I am sure must be influences for Alan); toss in Alan’s own Jersey je nais se qua… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Alan, of course, plays one of the lead characters, the burly “child”, Beeftina Bullion as well as having directed and produced. The whole thing’s just a mad, gory hoot!

I didn’t get a chance to speak with Alan, tho I hope to sometime this weekend at the festival. I did have the wonderful opportunity to meet Alan several years ago at the premiere of I’ll Bury You Tomorrow at the Darress Theater in Boonton, NJ.

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The Blood Shed at Amazon


Reel Jersey Film Festival Part Dieux

Reel Jersey Film Festival Part Dieux

Reel Jersey Film Festival Part Dieux – Reel Jersey Film Festival Part Dieux | Film Festival Gems

Saturday September 27 was a sort of dreary day weather-wise, so it was a perfect day for trying to pack in seeing as many film festival films as possible.

I managed to see four films on Saturday at the Reel Jersey Film Festival (in the order I saw them):

  1. New Jersey – The Movie (trailer)
  2. See All Productions | Stephen R. Chernoski, Director

  3. My Life As An UnderDog (trailer)
  4. Art of Madness | Boris Gavrilovic, Director | IMDB

  5. Lisa Loeb – Songwriting “Just Like You” (trailer)
  6. Valenti Vision Films | Joe Valenti, Director | IMDB

  7. The Amazing Adventures of Little Batman | Watch this entire film in three parts!
  8. Valenti Vision Films | Joe Valenti, Director | IMDB


Wikipedia

Wikipedia

Fort Lee, New Jersey – Wikipedia

Fort Lee is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough population was 35,345. Located atop the Hudson Palisades, the borough is the western terminus of the George Washington Bridge. Named for the site of an early American Revolutionary War military encampment, it later became the birthplace of the American film industry.


Rutherford, NJ at nyc.locationscout.us

Rutherford, NJ at nyc.locationscout.us

Rutherford, NJ on nyc.locationscout.us


Amazon

Amazon

Fort Lee, New Jersey at Amazon