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chasing

shadows

Production Book 1.2

Film Synopsis

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Production Details

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Chasing Shadows Online

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Meet the Director

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Cinematic Influences

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Desired Aesthetics

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Production Needs

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Ways to Contribute

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Press about Chasing Shadows

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Props Needs

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The Cast

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Elijah Rey Hernandez

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as Anthony Heavens

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Taína Elena

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as Gloria Heavens

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Yaron Urbas

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as the Uniformed Man

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Oev Michael Urbas

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as the Boy with the Lunch Box

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Jayson Simba

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as The Store Clerk

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Yoseph Haredy

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as Jonathan

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Jennifer Johnston

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as Vice Principal Ms. Stevens

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Gilberto De La Fuente

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as the Older Ron Heavens

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Thomas D. Kramer

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as the Truant Officer, Mr. Rooney

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Contact List

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Production Crew

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Cast

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Extras

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Supporters

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Craft Services

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Locations (To Be Complete)

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Equipment List

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Film Permit

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Certificates of Insurance

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Ocean City Dept of Community Service

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Ocean City Tabernacle

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Jilly’s Arcade

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City of Ocean City

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Bakeley’s Deli

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Film Synopsis

“chasing shadows” is an independent film written and directed by Joseph Eulo. The film is set in the family resort town of Ocean City, a 2-½ mile wide barrier island in southern New Jersey. The narrative is centered on a day in the life of little Anthony Heavens, a 9-year-old boy who wanders the streets and boardwalk of this small barrier island in search of himself, his father and his own place in the world.

Abandoned by his war-torn father and abused by his alcoholic mother. Anthony is reminded of his loss through his mother’s violence and from the people he meets on the streets of a city known to be “America’s Greatest Family Resort.” After discovering his father's whereabouts, Anthony sets out to find him. Along the way he must face his fears, confront the neighborhood bully, and outwit a determined truant officer. Will little Anthony find what he is looking for? Or will he roam the streets, beaches, and boards of this small barrier island chasing shadows?

Production Details

Production Title: chasing shadows Production Type: Independent / Student

Project Length/Format: Short Film (15 minutes)/ 16:9 HD

Shooting Location: Day 1: Brooklyn, NY Day 2 & 3: Ocean City, NJ

Shooting STARTS: April 20, 2012 Shooting ENDS April 22, 2012

Writer/Director/Producer: Joseph Eulo

Production Company: NULL and VOID Productions in collaboration with the Indie Film Collective and The Dedicated Actors Group (DAG)

Executive Producer(s): Mark Soifer, Flossi Micciolo

Producer(s) (NYC): Nicole Drayton, Alex Moscato, and Anthony Sepulveda

Producer(s) (OCNJ): Peggy Hoy, Joe Brennan, and Denise Burns

Cast: Elijah Rey Hernandez, Taina Elena, Yaron Urbas, Oev Urbas, Jason Simba, Yoseph Haredy, Jennifer Johnston, Anna Ladner, Chris Kardos, Ruby Doran, Gilberto De La Fuente, Tom Kramer.

Crew: Suzette Reyes, Todd Nickens, Earl Harris, Nicole Drayton, Alex Moscato, Anthony Sepulveda, Jon Castro, Sarah Valerie, Ness Ross Zeppelin, Jennifer Rodriguez.

Documentary Crew: Tania Elena, Yaron Urbas, Peggy Hoy, and Michael Villastrigo.

Chasing Shadows Online

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChasingShadowsOCNJ

Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/channels/chasingshadows Website: http://chasingshadows.josepheulo.com

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Meet the Director

Hi im Joseph Eulo, the writer, director, and producer of “chasing shadows.” I began writing this story five years ago in John Russell’s English Honors course at Union County College in Cranford New Jersey, a place where I discovered my potential and where people like John encouraged me to explore my interest in film. I am a filmmaker today because of my experiences and relationships I found there.

The narrative of this film is based in Ocean City New Jersey during the early 1980s. Ocean City is a special place for a kid to grow up in and this film is loosely based on my adventures and experiences there. I was known by a few as the “Waif of Ocean City” the kid who gave directions to tourist in the springtime, sold newspapers on the beach in the summer, and helped little old ladies carry groceries bags to their cars in the winter. Mark Soifer was Ocean City’s Public Relations Director back then and he acted, unknowingly to both of us, as a father figure to me. Mark was someone a kid could look up to and count on. Back then I ran errands for Mark and performed odd jobs for the shopkeepers on Asbury Avenue. I been to or in almost every church in town and was ‘saved’ at least once (or twice) at them all. The congregations of these churches showered me with the attention I desperately sought. Those who knew me back then called me Joey, and the island and the people on it were my greatest solace.

and the island and the people on it were my greatest solace. Ocean City was the

Ocean City was the best place to be as a kid. On my many adventures there I met new people, discovered new things, and came to know the island like the back of my hand. I knew where the cracks in the sidewalk were, which planks on the boardwalk were loose and which beaches were best to fly kites. Ocean City was then (and still is now) the best place in the world to grow up. And all though, I moved away, I keep finding myself drawn back to the island standing at the edge of my favorite jetty watching the sunrise and feeding the seagulls.

I am returning to Ocean City once more for my latest adventure in April 2012. I will shoot a short fictional film about a 9-year-old boy named Anthony Heavens who roams the streets and boards of this small barrier island in search of himself, his father, and his own place in the world.

of himself, his father, and his own place in the world. Anthony is a character we

Anthony is a character we all can relate to. We understand his desperate need for his father’s attention and his longing for a mother’s love. We can relate to his desire to be accepted and can empathize with his sadness when he is rejected. We recognize what it is like to face overwhelming odds and insurmountable obstacles and the happiness and relief when we overcome them. Little Anthony must face his challenges at the tender age of nine.

“chasing shadows” is an emotional, dark, and gritty story about a child who searches for himself, his father, and his own place in the world. Anthony never gives up, even in his darkest hour, always holding onto his faith and hope for the future. “chasing shadows” is an emotional, dark, and gritty story, but one with a hope for us all.

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Cinematic Influences

The Little Fugitive (1953) 80mins

The Little Fugitive (1953) 80mins
The Little Fugitive (1953) 80mins

Written and Directed by Ray Ashley, Ruth Orkin, Morris Engel

Sibling relations get tested when Lennie Norton (Richard Brewster) must care for his younger brother, 7-year-old Joey (Richie Andrusco). Lennie and his friends soon tire of Joey always being around, so they pull a practical joke on Joey: They tell him he killed Lennie. Believing Lennie's pals, Joey heads for one of the world's largest playgrounds Coney Island, where the amusement park and its characters come to life through a child's eyes.

Cast: Richie Andrusco, Richard Brewster, Winifred Cushing, Jay Williams, Will Lee

Emotional, Dark, Gritty, Understated

Jay Williams, Will Lee Emotional, Dark, Gritty, Understated Stand By Me (1986) 80mins   Director :
Jay Williams, Will Lee Emotional, Dark, Gritty, Understated Stand By Me (1986) 80mins   Director :
Jay Williams, Will Lee Emotional, Dark, Gritty, Understated Stand By Me (1986) 80mins   Director :

Stand By Me (1986) 80mins

 

Director: Rob Reiner, Writer Stephen King

La Jetée (1962)

 

Written and Directed by Chris Marker

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Desired Aesthetics

6 Desired Aesthetics Muted Colors, with highlights of hope . Production Needs We need to raise
6 Desired Aesthetics Muted Colors, with highlights of hope . Production Needs We need to raise

Muted Colors, with highlights of hope.

6 Desired Aesthetics Muted Colors, with highlights of hope . Production Needs We need to raise
6 Desired Aesthetics Muted Colors, with highlights of hope . Production Needs We need to raise

Production Needs

We need to raise $3800 by April 19 th 2012. To purchase expendables and other miscellaneous supplies (ie. batteries, tape, gels, rain protection). To cover traveling expenses for the cast and crew, to rent the sound and lighting equipment, to purchase props, and pay for wardrobe expenses.

We wish to design and print a dozen or so “chasing shadows” movie posters T-Shirts, and “Dog Tags” to give as a thank you. We will have the entire cast and crew sign the posters before presenting them to our supporters.

Ways to Contribute

Those who wish to donate to the film may do so via PAY PAL by following the link: http://goo.gl/SQdY7 Everyone who contributes will be thanked and recognized in the credits.

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Press about Chasing Shadows

Waif of Ocean City' Returns 30 Years Later as Filmmaker” By Mary Oves, on March 27, 2012 Ocean City Patch. http://goo.gl/5Ga0S

“The Return of Joey Eulo,

By Mark Soifer, Ocean City Publicist on March 21, 2012. http://goo.gl/lpr6X

“Filmmaker returns to childhood home for movie” by Ann Richardson, Wednesday, April 4, 2012,Ocean City Gazette. http://goo.gl/8wU7a

to childhood home for movie” by Ann Richardson, Wednesday, April 4, 2012,Ocean City Gazette. http://goo.gl/8wU7a

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Props Needs

£ Old Alarm clock (with big numbers and bells).

£ OLD EVERREADY FLASHLIGHT

£ Large bag of groceries

£ Torn grocery bag

£ Bottle of whiskey (empty)

£ Grocery bag (paper bag no markings x5)

£ A half eaten bowl of fruit loops

£ BROKEN TOY TRUCK

£ BROKEN BOY TOYS

£ CRUCIFIX Large

£ Kids blanket (Anthony)

£ Braided leather belt

£ Change purse with clasp

£ two "D" batteries

£ Flashlight parts

£ Braided Leather Belt

£ SLEEPING BAG Childs

£ Keys on a ring (glorias house keys)

£ TABLE LAMP

£ Old TV set (with knobs)

£ SUPERMAN COMIC BOOK

£ FRAMED FAMILY PHOTOGRAPH (with

£ Dirty Deli apron

£ INDEX CARD (Typed Index Card with Father’s Information on it)

£ Old rotary desk phone

£ boys underwear (for droor)

£ pict of Anthony, Gloria and ron)

£ FRAMED PHOTOGRAPHS

£ .45 CALIBER PISTOL Prop Gun (M1911)

£ .45 Caliber bullets ( two or three)

£ Cleaning rag for gun

£ Box of bullets

£ A two-pack of "D" batteries (non brand)

£ A magazine clip for a .45 caliber

£ Anthony's attendance record (needs to be created from script)

£ Kids backpacks (Extras can bring)

£ Various kid’s bikes (extras can bring their own bikes)

£ brown paper bag (4)

£ a pack of brown cigars (small)

£ Old Brownish Clipboard (Truant Officer)

£ Lunch boxes

£ New blue beach cruiser (Bike that Anthony will be riding)

£ Stack of newspapers

£ Pack of smokes (off brand)

£ School books (for extras)

£ Stack of newspaper

£ a box of salt water taffy

£ two dollar bills

£ A half empty open BOTTLE OF COGNAC

£ ASH TRAY filled with BROWN CIGAR BUTTS.

£ Collection box (location)

£ DIRTY SHOT GLASS

£ Fruits and vegetables (to roll out of Grocery bag

£ Half eaten bag of COOL RANCH DORITOS

£ Half eaten bowl of cereal

£ HYPODERMIC NEEDLE

£ King James BIBLE

£ METAL CIGAR CASE

£ Ripped grocery bag

£ “SHOPLIFTERS WILL BE SHOT” small sign for the cash register

£ Socks

£ SPOON

£ New paper vending machine (location in OC)

£ Wishing well (location in OC)

£ ZIPPO LIGHTER (used and worn)

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The Cast

9 The Cast Elijah Rey Hernandez as Anthony Heavens Anthony is a 9-year old who feels

Elijah Rey Hernandez

as Anthony Heavens

Anthony is a 9-year old who feels isolated and rejected. He roams the island searching for himself, his father, and his own place in the world. He hates school, loves the seagulls, and exploring the island.

Elijah Rey Hernandez loves basketball, dancing, singing, video games, speaking with accents and acting out Star Wars fighting scenes. At 9 years old, he has a wonderful sense of humor and a big heart. Elijah was casted in a pilot for a children’s television show in 2011 and is now making his film debut as little Anthony Heaven in “Chasing Shadows.”

Taína Elena

as Gloria Heavens

Gloria is a hardworking mother who is suffering from the loss of her husband. She abuses alcohol as a means of escape but is trapped instead. She takes her anger out on her son.

Taína has learned that anything is possible if you have a positive attitude. In 2009 she decided to pursue an acting career, she was casted in an award winning short film “Positive” by Jamal. Since then she has done voiceover work with Scholastic News and been casted in an ASL feature film “If You Can Hear My Own Tune” as the voice of Mara. She is active as a CORE member of the Dedicated Actors Group in NY and has landed the lead role in “NY, NY-The Sitcom”, and November Lies by Shannon Lanier.

NY-The Sitcom”, and November Lies by Shannon Lanier. Yaron Urbas as the Uniformed Man The Uniformed
NY-The Sitcom”, and November Lies by Shannon Lanier. Yaron Urbas as the Uniformed Man The Uniformed

Yaron Urbas

as the Uniformed Man

The Uniformed man reminds Anthony of his father and represents the ideal father every kid wants to have.

Yaron Urbas was born in Israel and raised in the US. As a singer, actor, writer and entrepreneur. He has learned many of life's lessons both culturally and professionally. He brings this understanding and to every performance and project he is involved in. He continues to work in Film and Theater. His most recent work includes a supporting role for a new History Channel mini-series titled The Men Who Built America, as Hugh O' Donnell, a union activist leader.

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Oev Michael Urbas

as the Boy with the Lunch Box

8yo son of the uniformed man. The boy represents the ideal father/son relationship for Anthony.

Oev is a bright 7-year old boy with a great sense of humor. When he's not enjoying his favorite cartoons, or teasing his sisters, he's preparing himself to become an engineer and figuring out how stuff works. Although initially hesitant to pursue the craft of acting, after shooting several short skits with his father, he caught the bug and is very excited in being in his first film.

the bug and is very excited in being in his first film. Jayson Simba as The
the bug and is very excited in being in his first film. Jayson Simba as The

Jayson Simba

as The Store Clerk

The store clerk of corner store. He is passionate, caring, strong, with much empathy for others.

In 2009 Jayson wrote, directed and starred in “What Matters Most,” a dramatic feature film in which he played Michael, a young writer in a deteriorating relationship. In 2011 He worked with Sundance director Nathan Silver on “Soft In The Head” playing Carl, a young homeless wise-ass forced to live with a bunch of strangers, and he has played the obsessive compulsive Phil Freeman in the comedy “Don’t Shoot The Pharmacist.”

Yoseph Haredy

as Jonathan

Jonathan, is lives in a broken home with an abusive mother her manipulative boyfriend. He redirects his anger by bullying other kids. He represents the child Anthony could have been.

Yoseph Haredy lives in Bronx, NY. He is very inquisitive, creative, and enthusiastic, and loves football, chess, dancing and acting, and learning. Yoseph has a strong positive energy and willingness to explore and learn new things. Yoseph was casted to play Anthony in “Rules of Abandonment” and Jonathan in “Chasing Shadows” both short films by director, Joseph Eulo.

Anthony in “Rules of Abandonment” and Jonathan in “Chasing Shadows” both short films by director, Joseph

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11 Jennifer Johnston a s Vice Principal Ms. Stevens Caring and compassionate, overworked, underpaid Vice Principle

Jennifer Johnston

as Vice Principal Ms. Stevens

Caring and compassionate, overworked, underpaid Vice Principle of the Ocean City Primary School.

Born and raised outside of Philadelphia, I moved to New York City to study performing arts at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Since college I have worked in various projects in both theatre and film, which were performed in Baltimore, Delaware, New Jersey, Philadelphia and New York. And if I should ever win an award for anything I ever do, I would first thank my car for having transported me safely to all the above locations

Gilberto De La Fuente

as the Older Ron Heavens

Anthony's Father is a battle scarred Army Veteran struggling with the realities of civilian life. He is haunted by combat. Once the ideal father for Anthony, now struggling to deal with his own war torn soul .

Gilberto began his career in the arts as an Operatic Tenor. A National Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions he performed some of the genre's most romantic leading roles at Regional Opera houses in the US. Gilberto began pursuing his dream of acting and in 2011 made his feature film debut, as Miguel Arroyo, in the Indie Film "Noctambulous.”

as Miguel Arroyo, in the Indie Film "Noctambulous.” Thomas D. Kramer as the Truant Officer, Mr.
as Miguel Arroyo, in the Indie Film "Noctambulous.” Thomas D. Kramer as the Truant Officer, Mr.

Thomas D. Kramer

as the Truant Officer, Mr. Rooney

Mr. Rooney is the town crossing guard/truant officer. A police academy reject, who takes his job way to seriously. He prides himself in hunting down truants especially Anthony.

Thomas, was born in Chicago, and resided in Philadelphia. His interest in acting began at an early age, when he was cast as the lead in a grade school play. From there, The fire to learn acting followed him through high school and led him to the prestigious Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA, where he studied drama/theater.

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Contact List

 

Production Crew

 

Writer/Director/Producer:

Joseph Eulo

JosephEULO@gmail.com

(908) 437-8565

*Co-Director/ Script Supervisor:

Suzette Reyes

 

(347) 455-4987

Executive Producer:

Mark Soifer

msoifer@hotmail.com

(609) 364-4010

Executive Producer:

Flossi Micciolo

flossi20@yahoo.com

(609) 457-6686

 

Pamela Leigh

(Donor)

 

Price

*Producer (NYC)

Nicole Drayton

nicnac1017@gmail.com

(646) 775-8482

Producer (OCNJ)

Peggy Hoy

ocgal61@hotmail.com

(609) 602-4979

Producer (OCNJ)

Joe Brennan

joe.brennan226@gmail.com

(215) 460-0064

Producer (OCNJ)

Denise Burns - Rainey

denise.burns99@yahoo.com

(609) 369 3207

Producer (OCNJ)

John Walton

johnwalton@century21.com

(609) 338-7667

Script Supervisor:

Suzette Reyes

reyesuzette@gmail.com

(347) 455-4987

Casting Director (NYC)

Nicole Drayton

   

Casting (OCNJ)

Flossi Micciolo

   

*1 st AD:

     

2 nd AD:

     

*Director of Photography:

Todd Nickens

toddronin@hotmail.com

(646) 775-8483

*Gaffer/Camera Operator

Earl Harris

ottmpinc@gmail.com

(646) 361-9895

*1st AC:

Alex Moscato

tfp.scenario@yahoo.com

(917) 704-1442

2nd AC:

Jon Castro

Jon.Castro.Art@gmail.com

(787) 688-6815

Camera PA:

     

*Sound Mixer:

Anthony

lifelikefeatures@yahoo.com

(347) 984-5443

Sepulveda

*Boom Operator:

Michael Villastrigo

Villa827@yahoo.com

(609) 649-3355

 

Ryan Groff

rtg6400@juno.com

(484) 883-1609

Grips:

     

*Art/Prop Director:

Jon Castro

Jon.Castro.Art@gmail.com

(787) 688-6815

*Set Designer:

Sarah Valerie

sarahvaleri@yahoo.com

(646) 284 0029

*Make-up/Hair:

Ness Ross

Rozeppelin22@gmail.com

(646) 637-8555

Zeppelin

Production Photographer:

Peggy Hoy

ocgal61@hotmail.com

(609) 602-4979

Film Documentarian:

Taina Elena

tainaelena@gmail.com

(347) 404-4539

*Craft Services:

Jennifer Rodriguez

Jennrose83@yahoo.com

(646) 715-2433

Transportation

Jennifer Rodriguez

   

Coordinator:

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Cast

*Anthony Heavens

Elijah Rey

tainaelena@gmail.com

(347) 404-4539

Hernandez

*Gloria Heavens

Taína Elena

tainaelena@gmail.com

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*Unformed Man

Yaron Urbas

yaronurbas@yahoo.com

(347) 782-6994

*Boy w/Lunchbox

Oev Michael Urbas

yaronurbas@yahoo.com

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*Store Clerk

Jason Simba

jaysonsimba@aol.com

(917) 324-0244

*Jonathan

Yoseph Haredy

jennrose83@yahoo.com

(646) 715-2433

*Ms. Stevenson (Vice Principal)

Jennifer Johnston

jennifer-

(310) 998-7641

johnston@hotmail.com

Secretary

     

Truant Officer

Tom Kramer

tom.kramer@am.jll.com

(215) 292-5575

*Ron Heavens

Chris Kardos

 

(917) 327-5692

 

Gilberto De La Fuente

gdlf2000@gmail.com

(917) 626-6122

 

Extras

Little Girl

Ruby Doran

sdoran2@comcast.net

 

Arcade Attendant

Reel Rudy

rudyreel@

(530) 303-8259

luckyduckentertainment.com

 

Supporters

OCNJ Tabernacle 550 Wesley Avenue Ocean City, NJ 08226

609-399-1915

Jeff Loesser

jloesser@octabernacle.org

(609) 610-1104

Nancy Notaro

nnotaro@octabernacle.org

OC Realtor

John Walton

johnwalton@century21.com

(609) 338-7667

(609) 399-5711

City of Ocean City

Wendy Moyle, Recreation Mnger

wmoyle@ocnj.us

(609) 525-9301

 

Press

(OC Gazette)

Ann Richards

 

(609) 457-5937

 

Craft Services

 

Reds Mexican café 11th Street and Haven Avenue Ocean City, NJ

David Bridgens

Supplying lunch on Saturday April 21

Emailed

(owner)

David.

Yanni’s Greek Cafe 9th Street and Asbury Avenue Ocean City, NJ

Yanni (owner)

Supplying breakfast on Saturday April 21

Need to call Yanni a week before.

609-287-5055

Jon & Patty’s Bistro Café 637 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ

609-399-3377

Supplying lunch Sunday April 22

need to call Patty day before.

Captain Bob’s Restaurant 55th Street Simpson Avenue Ocean City NJ

Chris and Sharon Hoffman (owners)

Supplying breakfast Sunday April 22

Need to call Sharon 2 days before.

609-391-9292

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Locations (To Be Complete)

Bakely’s Deli

4th Street and Ocean Ave, OCNJ

(609) 398-6871

5 th Street Jetty

5 th and Boardwalk, OCNJ

Jilly’s Arcade

12 th and Boardwalk, OCNJ

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Equipment List

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Film Permit

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Certificates of Insurance

Ocean City Dept of Community Service

19 Certificates of Insurance Ocean City Dept of Community Service

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Ocean City Tabernacle

20 Ocean City Tabernacle

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Jilly’s Arcade

21 Jilly’s Arcade

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City of Ocean City

22 City of Ocean City

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Bakeley’s Deli

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