Brooklyn Lobsters – not just for eating
Last year when I moved here from England, my first film gig was a non-paying production assistant role in this film, then titled Lobster Farm. Written and directed by Kevin Jordan (Toronto Film Festival darling), filmed at his family’s Jordan’s Lobsters location, I first learned of what family and living in Brooklyn meant. I also learned what hypothermia meant having to help hold that gigantic Macy’s Parade size lobster in the middle of a blizzard while my hands were frozen and I had been outside in said blizzard for over 12 hours.
Finally, retitled as Brooklyn Lobster this film made on only a $200,000 budget, starring Danny Aiello and Jane Curtain is set for release on November 4th at the City Cinemas Village East, on 2nd Ave between 11th and 12th street. It’s a story that truly feels like what Brooklyn and family mean to me. Frank Giorgio, portrayed by Aiello, is the father of a typical crazy family, trying “maintain his Brooklyn pride” when the bank comes a calling to foreclose on his lobster farm. It’s a story as much about Brooklyn as it is about family and definitely a must see.
Already screened at the Toronto and Hamptons film festivals, it was shown again last night at the Film 101 course which features the creators of these films in a brief lecture/Q&A before the screening. I’ve been told that although my name is on the website with the lowly PA credit, it’s missing from the actual film credits. So check out the website, go see the film, and let me know what the answer is to the credit/noncredit “issue.” I for one will be checking it out just see Aiello work his magic on screen. Man can that guy act.