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.

4 Comments so far

  1. sean (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 9:56 am

    Miss England? I miss New York, BIG TIME.

  2. Tessa (unregistered) on October 28th, 2005 @ 10:13 am

    How ’bout we trade round Christmas time. I just want good Xmas telly, proper Christmas crackers, board games on Christmas Eve, the full Christmas dinner complete with pud, and leftovers on Boxing Day.

  3. kevin (unregistered) on October 29th, 2005 @ 1:24 pm

    Tessa, Thank you fore the kind words about the film. I just checked the word doc that I gave to the editor and your name is in that credit scroll. I will check the print tonight. If for some reason it’s missing I will give you billing above Aiello on the DVD!

  4. Tessa (unregistered) on October 29th, 2005 @ 1:36 pm

    No worries Kevin, I’m just teasing on the credit. My honest to goodness almost blind friend told me she didn’t see it, but she is like I said almost blind. It was a pleasure to work with you on such a fabulous project and I’m already pimping it out. We have two groups from work set to go see it when it opens on various nights so touch wood, it’ll get some some acknowledgement and gain more fans. On a side note blind friend LOVED LOVED LOVED the final cut and said Aiello is amazing (who knew?).

    Keep writing Kevin, you’re a talent and a credit to the film industry.

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