Hurricane Sandy Feature Film to Shoot in Long Beach

'Waterline' to focus on recovery efforts in Long Beach.

The Lincoln Boulevard Boardwalk in Long Beach just after Hurricane Sandy. (Credit: Joseph Kellard)
The Lincoln Boulevard Boardwalk in Long Beach just after Hurricane Sandy. (Credit: Joseph Kellard)

“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.
Goingplaces July 15, 2013 at 01:00 PM
Thank you Gentlemen, I will help.
10 July 15, 2013 at 10:40 PM
Get Tagney to play the Police Commissioner. He can do it after 5pm but you will have to pay him overtime.
David Wine July 17, 2013 at 09:36 AM
Anything that calls attention to what we are really going through will help. We need to pull together as a community. Sarcastic remarks won't help our plight.
Rhyan Rahim Persaud July 25, 2013 at 08:05 PM
It has been nine long months since the hurricane and people still don't have homes to live in. Lets not forget the elderly who were left alone in dark buildings with no lights or running water and no heat. Lets not forget the mortgage companies that refuse to release checks so some of us can have some normalcy in our lives again. I have plenty of stories to tell about this storm. Contact me via Facebook if you need any for your movie.


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