HAPPY HALLOWEEN

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! For the last few years, we have tried to premiere things on Halloween. And this year, we have TWO never-before-seen things to share with you.

Here is the WORLD PREMIERE of the sizzle reel/trailer for MONSTER MASH.

And as an added bonus, another world premiere. TALES FROM THE NARROW BRIDGE, our feature length horror anthology.

 

 

We hope you enjoyed those looks at some upcoming NBF features. We will be bringing both of these trailers with us to the American Film Market in two weeks.

If you’d like to help us out, go on ahead and LIKE/FOLLOW us on social media:

http://www.Facebook.com/NarrowBridgeFilms

http://www.Instagram.com/NarrowBridgeFilms

http://www.Twitter.com/NarrowBFilms

Do that, and please share these pages with your friends and families. The better our numbers, the better we will look when we meet with Distribution & Financing companies at the AFM.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! ūüôā

 

 

Hendrickson’s Corner

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Hendrickson’s Corner (Long) from Sam Platizky on Vimeo.

 

Hendrickson’s Corner has long been supportive of Narrow Bridge Films. They allowed us to film a scene from¬†Cabin of Errors¬†there. They allowed us to film a scene from¬†Yellow Scare there. And most recently, they allowed us to film a scene from one of our Horror Anthology segments there (Mirrors).

Last March, Hendrickson’s had a fire in their kitchen that put them out of commission for 6 months. Only the bar has been open in the meantime. We are very excited that Hendrickson’s has recently reopened (soft reopening with a grand reopening on October 19th).

We love the food there. We love the people there. And we had a wonderful time making these commercials there.

We edited a few different versions of the commercial. Here are three of them.

Hendrickson’s Corner (Short) from Sam Platizky on Vimeo.

 

Hendrickson’s Corner (Short – Evergreen) from Sam Platizky on Vimeo.

 

Filmed by Narrow Bridge Films
Directed by: Sam Platizky
Assistant Director: William R. Farley
Cinematography by: Sami Saad
Production Lights & Sound by: Joey Mosca
Edited by: Sam Platizky

Childhood by Scott Buckley | soundcloud.com/scottbuckley
Music promoted by free-stock-music.com
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License
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GHOSTOBER NBF-style

Happy October! One of my favorite things to do this month is watch horror movies. Here on one page, you can watch every NBF project that is remotely horror in the order we filmed them in.

Hope you enjoy!!!

Blaming George Romero from Sam Platizky on Vimeo.

Red Scare from Sam Platizky on Vimeo.

Click Send from Sam Platizky on Vimeo.

And stay tuned for the premiere of the Monster Mash sizzle reel on October 31st!!!

 

Happy Narrow Bridge Films Day!

Happy Narrow Bridge Films Day! As promised, we have something special for you today. Previously “Cupid’s First Day” & “Click Send” were only available to watch at festivals and on Amazon Prime. You can still stream them on Prime, but for our fans who do not have access to it, you can watch BOTH shorts on our website now.

They are available to watch on their individual pages on the NBF Shorts Tab as well as right here!

 

 

We hope you enjoy, and if you are so inclined, please go to both films’ Amazon page, and give a review.

Thank you, and we hope you enjoy Narrow Bridge Films Day.

 

-Sam

Narrow Bridge Films Day

Did you know that there is a Narrow Bridge Films Day? It’s true. Among the amazing things that happened at last year’s Golden Door International Film Festival (buy tickets to this year’s here!) we received a certificate from the City of Bayonne declaring September 23, 2018 to be NARROW BRIDGE FILMS DAY.

NBF Day

See? So, since then, we have been trying to figure out something special to do for NBF Day. We weren’t sure if we wanted to do something as a group, or if we wanted to do something that might involve our fans.

Well, it turns out that (weather permitting), we are actually going to be filming something on 9/23, but we still wanted to do something.

And we are. Stay tuned for September 23rd for some cool stuff from Narrow Bridge Films.

 

-Sam

NBF @ the GDIFF 2019!

GDIFF

The Golden Door International Film Festival. A film festival right in our backyard in Jersey City, NJ.

We started making films in 2010, and our first film¬†Blaming George Romero was finished in 2011… just in time to submit it to the 1st annual Golden Door IFF. We got in.

Since then, Narrow Bridge has grown alongside GDIFF. In 2012,¬†Red Scare¬†played the HISTORIC Loews Theatre, which was amazing. Since then,¬†Devil You Know, Cabin of Errors, Click Send, & Yellow Scare have all gotten in and we had a great time. Last year,¬†Yellow Scare¬†had a great screening (we PACKED that theatre filled with laughter) and won BEST COMEDY, BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (Dan Gregory), and the first ever FOUNDERS’ AWARD. We received certificates from both Hudson County and Bayonne recognizing our contributions to the arts AND Mayor Jimmy Davis of Bayonne named September 23, 2018 NARROW BRIDGE FILMS DAY. It was an amazing weekend.

Bill & Michele Sorvino (and everyone who works with them on the festival) truly care about independent film, probably more than just about anyone else I have ever met… More, they care about the filmmakers themselves, and it shows each year with their amazing festival. Golden Door is not just the best film festival in NJ… It is one of the best festivals in the world, and we are honored, proud, and excited to be celebrating another year with them.

This year will be the first ever year that Golden Door is expanding to more than Thursday-Sunday. While the “Opening Night Gala” will still take place on Thursday, September 19th, there will be films playing on Tuesday & Wednesday as well.

And NBF is proud to represent our hometown of Bayonne, NJ in Block #1 at AndCoWork (201 Montgomery Street, Jersey City 07302) on Tuesday, September 17th. The NJ premiere of¬†Cupid’s First Day and the WORLD premiere of¬†Last Rehearsal of the Dangerous Kitten will screen before a documentary Celebrating Bayonne’s 150th Anniversary.

NBF is proud to be a Bayonne production company. We are excited to celebrate YEAR 9 of Golden Door and YEAR 150 of Bayonne in style.

Get your tickets today. Seating will be limited, and you don’t want to miss this event. Get tickets HERE. Everyone who shows up will get a FREE “Cupid’s First Day” stress ball in addition to a great night.

We hope to see you there.

Yours,

Sam Platizky, Founder

Narrow Bridge Films

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HIRE THESE PEOPLE

How do you assemble a kick ass team? I lucked out. I’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with amazing people, and I want to share that good fortune.

So, if you’re a filmmaker… or if you want to be one. The following people have my complete faith and highest possible recommendation.

Contact them for their rates.

JOEY MOSCA: Sound Design (Production & Post-Production); Email: Joey.Mosca@gmail.com.

SAMI SAAD: Director, Director of Photography, Assistant Camera Operator; Email: UTK.sami21@gmail.com

MAGLINDA PEREZ: Production Designer; Email: Maglinda22@gmail.com

TINEA ABDALLAH: Costume Designer, Stitcher, Pattern Maker; Email: EmeraldStar09@yahoo.com

MARIETTE MARINO: Choreographer; Email: Mmdancefit@gmail.com

MORGAN CRONHEIM: Hair And Makeup; Email: morgan.daniellemua@gmail.com

Busy Week

It has been an eventful week, and things aren’t slowing down yet.

This past weekend, Billy, Isaac, And I were in Fort Worth for the 2019 Fort Worth Indie FIlm Showcase where “Cupid’s First Day” made its festival premiere.

We didn’t get nominated for any awards, but the short was well received and we had a great time.

While we were in TX, “Yellow Scare” and “Cabin of Errors” were playing at the Bergen International Film Festival in Bergenfield, NJ. Dan, Jayleen, Jenna, Maggie, the Platizky parents, and our youngest fan (Juliana Pinilla) represented NBF there.

Here, Jenna Kildosher was nominated for Best Actress in a Feature for “Cabin of Errors!”

Isaac was nominated for Best Actor in a Feature for “Cabin!”

And Isaac was nominated for and won Best Screenplay for “Cabin!”

A very eventful weekend… and this week is just as busy!

On Thursday, August 1st at 7pm, Narrow Bridge Films in association with Brazen Giant Ensemble will be having a reading of award winning screenwriter Isaac Platizky’s hilarious latest feature film “A Chanukah Story.”

The reading will be at the Players Theatre in New York, NY. Tickets are $15 for non-Brazen Giant members and can be purchased at the door. We are asking all people who wish to attend to RSVP so we have an accurate headcount. Seating is limited.

Then on Friday, Cupid’s First Day And Dream a Little Dream will be screening at the 2019 Gen Con Film Festival!

Then on Sunday, Lost and Found Episode 10 and Toilet Prayers will be making their festival debuts at the Summer 2019 Brightside Film Festival at the Brightside Tavern in Jersey City.

And that is it for festivals for the summer… But we will be shooting a new short in August. “Mirrors” Written and Directed by Jenna Kildosher, which will be a part of the NBF Horror Anthology.

And I think that’s it… for now!

NBF Apparel

Narrow Bridge shirts of all kinds, onesies, and hoodies have been available for awhile over at TeePublic now. They come in all sorts of styles and colors.

But recently, I decided to buy Narrow Bridge Films jackets for the primary production team, and we got a good reaction to them. People started asking me where they could buy one.

So, here they are. NBF Jackets!

Now, here’s the deal. We need to sell a minimum of 6 within 3 weeks, or they won’t be made. Custom Ink takes 60% of what we bring in. The remaining 40% will go towards future Narrow Bridge Films’ projects… and we have tons of projects in the pipeline.

They are very comfortable… nice and light but warm for fall, early winter, and cool spring days.

Whether you’re a member of NBF or a fan, these NBF apparel options are really great, and we hope you get something to show your NBF love!

I’ll Tell You Something Good

In 2012, we had just wrapped production on our SECOND FEATURE. That is pretty much unheard of for a production company as small as ours, but we did it. Next up, we had a season of a webseries planned, but between the 2nd feature and that we wanted a break. We didn’t want to stop making things, but we did want to do smaller things.

And so, Dan Gregory and I started writing shorts that we could film in 1-3 days with minimal casts and crews. (After these inaugural shorts, Isaac would lap us several times over in the amount of shorts he wrote and we produced, but in the beginning Dan & I were the first short writers.) I wrote a short existential comedy called “Toilet Prayers” and Dan wrote two shorts: a dark comedy called “Tell Me Something Good” and a (I don’t know how to classify it) short called “The Dare.”

We filmed “Toilet Prayers” and “Tell Me Something Good” in April of 2012. The plan was to just release these things to YouTube to help build our fanbase and show that we were still working. I don’t know why we never really planned to submit to festivals… Probably to save money.

Anyway, the director of “Tell Me Something Good” (Sean Feuer) had finished most of a cut of the short, but before he could finish, the hard-drive that the movie was on was stolen from his car! Months passed. We thought that we didn’t back it up… But we did. I had a backup, and told Sean whenever he wanted to start over, he could.

More time passed. We got heavily involved with our webseries “Lost and Found.” Then, in January of 2015, I set several goals for myself: FINISH ALL THE PROJECTS THAT WE HADN’T FINISHED. So, I finished “Lost & Found.” I finished “Devil You Know” (which we filmed the summer before. And I finished “Tell Me Something Good.” “Devil You Know” became the first short that we would send out to a bunch of festivals… L&F and TMSG were put up on YouTube. And that was that.

Until late 2018 or early 2019, when Dan decided that he wanted to start submitting TMSG to festivals. This short that we filmed in 2012 and finished in 2015 would now get a festival run.

TMSG 01

And so it has. It has been an Official Selection at the Brightside Film Festival (Spring 2019) where Dan won a “Rising Star Award” for it, the Point Lookout Film Festival where it won “Best Concept,” and will soon play at the Northern Horror Fest in Bergenfield and the Cutting Room International Short Film Festival in NYC.

Last night it played at the Grove Film Festival (its second screening at the Brightside Tavern), and we came out to support and represent!

TMSG 05

And, as luck would have it, we were there as Dan won Best Actor!

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Started in 2012. Finished in 2015. Finally getting its due in 2019. Just goes to show you that persistence is key. Never give up.

Congratulations to the cast & crew for getting this film made and for all the success it has enjoyed so far. And congratulations to its writer Dan Gregory on his first-ever BEST ACTOR award. Well deserved. And thank you for remaining a part of the Narrow Bridge Family since Day 1, through all its ups and downs.

TMSG can next be seen in BLOCK 5 at the Northern Horror Fest in Bergenfield, NJ on Thursday, July 18th.

 

-Sam Platizky, Founder

Narrow Bridge Films