“What's left after you've lost everything?”
That’s the tagline for the upcoming film Waterline, which will shoot in Long Beach starting next month.
The film is based on the events of Hurricane Sandy -- it follows the residents of a coastal town nearly destroyed by Sandy “as they rebuild their homes and lives after they were washed away in one night.”
The film will be directed by Mitchell Kase. Waterline will also star Andrew Ruth and Kyle Patrick Brennan, the two founders of Blacktop Studios, which is the independent studio behind the film.
According to the film’s Facebook page, 50 percent of all profits from Waterline will be donated to Superstorm Sandy charities.
Waterline beneficiaries include New York Cares, Aid Still Required, Habitat for Humanity and the Mohawk Avenue Saint Foundation.
“After the film’s release, the first $300,000 in profits will go to six charities aimed at Sandy relief,” Brennan told Newsday [paid link].
Kase, Ruth and Brennan have started an Indiegogo campaign to help raise money for the film (see attached video). The campaign aims at raising approximately $325,000.The trio are also looking for Long Beach residents to take part in the film. A casting call was held on June 29.