Orlando & More!

Next week, we will be bringing “Tales from the Narrow Bridge” to the Orlando Film Festival. Our screening dates are Friday, October 28th at 6pm and Monday, October 31st at 8pm! Both screenings are at the CMX Cinemas Plaza Cafe 12 at 155 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL. A one day ticket can be purchased HERE.

If you’re in the area, stop on by! If you’re not, but you know someone who is, let them know! Word of mouth is how we will get butts in seats.

In addition to that, we are also Official Selections of the Boston Horror Comedy Film Festival & the MLC Awards!

We are very grateful for these official selections and proud of our amazing cast and crew. Stay tuned for more from our festival journey!

NBF Day 2022

Happy Narrow Bridge Films Day! For those that don’t know, back in 2018 at the Golden Door International Film Festival, we were presented with certificates from the Mayor of Bayonne, NJ (NBF’s hometown) declaring September 23 to be Narrow Bridge Films Day! And so, this is our 5th year celebrating.

Every year since, we have tried to release something special on 9/23, and this year is no different.

For the first time ever on the Narrow Bridge Films’ website, you can watch FIRST and LAST REHEARSAL OF THE DANGEROUS KITTEN for free! Previously, they were only available to watch at festivals or on the IFT Network streaming platform. You can watch them on their respective pages or just below.

Also, for the first time anywhere, you can see the latest trailer for TALES FROM THE NARROW BRIDGE. We usually like to use popular music for our trailers, but this is the first one that is completely made up of music that is in the movie created by our composers Andy Kopacz and Masatora Goya.

ALSO, you can now Rent or Buy YELLOW SCARE on Vimeo on Demand HERE. Previously, Yellow Scare has only been available on the IFT Network or on Amazon.

Finally… our first film BLAMING GEORGE ROMERO. We filmed it in 2010, and released it in 2011. Unfortunately, due to a hard drive crash, we only had a low quality version of the movie. However, a few weeks ago, we found a backup that had higher quality versions saved. But that’s not all… Joey Mosca has started the process of “remastering” the movie so that, when he has finished, we will be able to release BLAMING GEORGE ROMERO: THE ULTIMATE EDITION.

It is still early days, so we do not have more information on how and when we will be releasing this version of the movie, but stay tuned to our various social media pages for updates.

And that is all for this Narrow Bridge Films Day. As always, if you enjoy what we do, please consider sharing our projects with your friends and families. Word of mouth and sharing are the best ways to help indie companies like ours.

See you at the movies!

NJ Horror & Orlando!

“Tales from the Narrow Bridge” is now an Official Selection at the NJ Horror Con & Film Festival AND the 2022 Orlando Film Festival!

The NJ Horror Con & Film Festival takes place from Friday, 9/16 – Sunday, 9/18 at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City. “Tales” screens at 8pm on Friday, 9/16. Tickets are available HERE. Those are tickets for the entire Convention & Film Festival. See as many films as you like and visit the convention where you can meet some horror movie actors/filmmakers and purchase all kinds of souvenirs.

And then, the Orlando Film Festival will take place from Thursday, October 27th – Thursday, November 3rd in Orlando, FL. The exact screening day(s) and time(s) have not been posted yet, but we will update you when they are.

Congratulations to our amazing cast and crew on these Official Selections.

That’s all for now. We hope to have more exciting festival news for you soon!

Gen Con Film Festival 2022

Last week, NBF visited the Gen Con Film Festival in Indianapolis where “Tales from the Narrow Bridge” was an Official Selection!

Isaac, Joey, and Sam on the Gen Con FF red carpet.

We had a good sized screening at 11pm on Thursday, August 4th & we thought that the reaction was overall positive.

The Gen Con FF screening of “Tales.”

While there, we also participated on some panels. Isaac participated on the Film Finance Panel & the Screenwriting Panel, while Sam moderated the latter.

Film Finance Panel

We also got to screen Joey Mosca’s “Con of Cthulu,” (a short fake trailer) in the Festival’s Horror-Comedy Block. Joey actually introduced us to Gen Con & has been attending for several years now.

Brothers!

Beyond the festival, we got to experience the Convention itself, the Indianapolis Zoo, and the Sun King Brewery.

During a break from the Con/Fest, we made our way to the Sun King Brewery.
Adorableness at the Zoo.
If there is a zoo by a film festival, you better believe we are gonna find it and go to it.

Overall, even though we did not win anything (and the Festival doesn’t have nominations) we had a great time at this year’s Festival. And now, we’re looking forward to whatever fest is next! Stay tuned.

July 2022 Festival Update

It’s been a little while since our last update, but here is the latest on the festival journey of “Tales from the Narrow Bridge!”

At the 2022 Couch Film Festival Summer Edition, we were nominated for Best Feature Film, Dan Gregory was nominated for Best Actor in a Feature, and Megan Hoche was nominated for Best Actress in a Feature!

At the July 2022 NJ Film Awards, we won BEST ENSEMBLE, Isaac Platizky won BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURE, Maglinda Perez won BEST FX MAKEUP, and Joey Mosca won BEST SOUND DESIGN! (Also, our short comedy First won BEST CONCEPT!)

Then, on Thursday, July 21st, we attended the Bergen International Film Festival in Bergenfield, NJ. Isaac Platizky was nominated for Best Actor in a Feature. And we won BEST ENSEMBLE!!!

Next up: THE GEN CON FILM FESTIVAL. We will be in Indianapolis, Indiana next week for this one. “Tales” screens at 11pm on Thursday, August 4th. If you’re in the area, check it out!!!

Jersey City Horror Film Festival 2022

On Sunday, June 12th, “Tales from the Narrow Bridge” had its second festival screening at the Jersey City Horror Film Festival at the Brightside Tavern (where the beer is always cold).

We had a nice size screening & Q&A.

At the award show that followed Isaac Platizky won Best Actor for his work in the film!

And we won our first “Best Feature Film” award for “Tales.” This is a very special award that means a great deal to all of us. It is a testament of the hard work that every single member of our incredible and talented cast & crew put into this film over the last few years.

Excited to continue our festival run and hope that the rest of it is as fun & successful as our first two.

Thank you to Larry Rosen, CJ Cullen, and everyone who made it a great day & night.

Golden Door IFF 2022

This past weekend (5/12-5/14), the 11th Annual Golden Door International Film Festival was held in Jersey City, NJ.

After a fun opening night gala on the 12th, we had the world premiere of “Tales from the Narrow Bridge: The Wyrmwood Devil” on FRIDAY THE 13th. A spooky day for a spooky movie.

A good number of our cast & crew were able to attend (although there were a few who were sadly absent)… But our screening was a sold out, standing room only red carpet event! The reactions were positive. People laughed when they were supposed to and really seemed to enjoy.

Saturday night was the closing night awards gala… and even though, I know that each and every person involved in this movie deserves all of the awards, it was still a VERY pleasant surprise to receive as many awards and nominations as we did.

Isaac Platizky won BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURE. Jenna Kildosher won BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS. William R. Farley won BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR.

In addition to that, Megan Hoche was nominated for BEST ACTRESS IN A FEATURE. Stephanie Marie Alvarez was nominated for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS. I (Sam Platizky) was nominated for BEST DIRECTOR. Joey Mosca was nominated for BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER. And the entire film was nominated for BEST FEATURE FILM.

Thank you to the Sorvinos (Bill & Michele) and everyone at the Golden Door Film Festival who helped to make this such an amazing weekend.

A wonderful weekend and a fantastic start to our horror anthology’s festival run. Here’s hoping that it’s a great one!

“Tales” World Premiere

It has been a long road to get to this point, but we are pleased to finally announce that Tales from the Narrow Bridge: The Wyrmwood Devil will be having its world premiere at the Golden Door International Film Festival on Friday, May 13th at 7pm at Sip Studios. You can buy your tickets to this RED CARPET EVENT right HERE.

As you may know, we started filming Tales in 2018. We developed some of the segments of the anthology at the Brazen Giant Ensemble in NYC, and continued filming through summer 2021 (with a pandemic sized pause in the middle).

We are very excited for people to get their first look at this movie that we have been working so hard on, and we hope that you can attend!

FIVE FEATURES FINISHED

“Tales from the Narrow Bridge” Poster Designed by Ty Haberichter

The first project we ever did was a feature… Which, in hindsight, is a little crazy. And then we followed that feature with another feature. After that, we delved into the world of shorts and short episodes before we jumped into… more features. And somewhere along the way, we came up with the idea to put some horror shorts together into one feature length horror anthology.

And so, in the Fall of 2018, we started filming the short segments that would become a part of the anthology. As we worked on that, and decided on short scripts to include in the film, I (along with Isaac) adapted an old horror short I wrote called “THE HUNT” into a wraparound story that would become “THE WYRMWOOD DEVIL.”

We decided not to rush ourselves as we put this film together, and so we shot segment by segment over time… We lost a lot of time & momentum because of Covid, but fortunately that was all we lost… And we continued filming until finally wrapping all re-shoots this past summer.

We edited. We tightened. We polished. We sent the film around for notes and applied some of them. And on Tuesday, March 15th, Joey put the finishing touches on our 5th feature length film.

Blaming George Romero, Red Scare, Cabin of Errors, Yellow Scare, and now Tales From the Narrow Bridge: The Wyrmwood Devil!

7 directors. 4 writers. 8 short, horror segments and a wraparound story. (We actually filmed 10 short segments, but decided to take two of them – The Girl in the Basement and Switcheroo – and make them into their own shorts.)

As we speak, the film is exporting before we start sending it off to film festivals around the world and hopefully some good distribution.

Whatever happens with the film, I am incredibly proud of, and thankful for, every single person who played a role in the creation of the film. People in front of the camera and behind the camera. People who worked on the movie directly, and people who contributed to our Indiegogo campaign (and there were a lot of you– I know because I finished the “SPECIAL THANKS” in the end credits the other day).

I am excited for you to see what we put together. Stay tuned for film festival and screening announcements on this website and our social media pages.

-Sam