By Soozy J. Miller - The East Hampton Patch 12-14-11
"The Night Never Sleeps," a new independent film by director Fred Carpenter and executive produced by Helene Schulman, has been filming UpIsland in Wantagh.
Recently, they filmed a shootout and murder scene at Guido's Irish Pub on Wantagh Avenue. Production will continue for the next few weeks; the film will be shown at film festivals and theaters during the summer of 2012.
Please note, near the end of the video, the comments by Nassau County Film Commissioner Debra Markowitz about the business film and TV productions could potentially bring to Nassau County. The same might apply to Suffolk County and the East End.
Movie Shootout Filmed at Wantagh Bar
Video compliments of Wantagh-Seaford Patch taken on location, December 4, 2011, at Guido's Irish Pub in Wantagh during the filming of, "The Night Never Sleeps". Much thanks to Christopher Collora and his crew.
It may have looked like a real chaotic crime scene and police investigation outside of Guido's Irish Pub in Wantagh this past Sunday, but it was actually a movie shot.
Director Fred Carpenter's new independent film "The Night Never Sleeps" was filming a murder scene at the popular Wantagh bar. The video above provides a behind-the-scenes look at the filming with cast interviews.
The first scene the crew shot earlier in the day was the opening of the film where one of the villains, "Ice Man," played by Russ Camarda from Lindenhurst, tries to rape a women in the bar and an undercover police officer stops him, but gets shot and killed in the process. The scene called for realistic gun fire and special effects.
The follow-up investigation scene starred Dan Brennan, from Port Washington, as the lead police sergeant, his partner played by Stephanie Finochio from Lindenhurst and TV star Robert Clohessy (Blue Bloods, Boardwalk Empire), as the murdered police officer's partner whose whereabouts during the shootout were unknown.
Nassau County Film Commissioner Debra Markowtiz said the county welcomes more film projects in the future as the movie industry brings an economic boost to the local area.
"The Night Never Sleeps" will continue production for the next few weeks and will be shown at film festivals and theaters during the summer of 2012.
By Christopher Collora, 12-15-11
Sorto's Top Bun on Wellwood Ave. was the site of an independent film shoot on Monday. The film is a police drama entitled "The Night Never Sleeps" by director Fred Carpenter. The scene co-starred Lindenhurst born actress and stuntwomen Stephanie Finochio who previously starred in Director Fred Carpenter's last film "Jesse". Also, the film is being co-produced by Lindenhurst resident, filmmaker and actor Russ Camarda (who also co-stars in the film). The film crew also shot an additional scene outside in the parking lot with the LIRR in the background to look like a location in Queens where the film is set. Check out the video to see behind the scenes of the film shoot on Monday. The film will continue shooting across Long Island over then next few weeks. You can catch it in theaters and film festivals this summer.
By Christopher Collora, 01-09-12
Lindenhurst Actor and Filmmaker Russ Camarda recently shared a scene with TV star Robert Clohessy (Boardwalk Empire, Blue Bloods) for Director Fred Carpenter's new independent film The Night Never Sleeps.
Check out the Lindy Lens video and images to see behind-the-scenes footage from the film which included scenes at Sorto's Top Bun on South Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst on December 12, 2011, and hear the actors talk about the experience.
Camarda also talked about his role as one of the main villains in the film: "Ice Man," who he describes as a "complete psychopathic character."
The Night Never Sleeps is still in production, and is scheduled to be released in several film festivals this Summer.
‘The Night Never Sleeps’ shoots in Baldwin"
By Chris Connolly, 01-12-12
If you were walking around Baldwin recently and stumbled on a police chase, a sexual assault, a shootout or a savage killing, don’t pack up and move just yet. You simply witnessed a scene or two from “The Night Never Sleeps,” a film being shot in and around the area by former Baldwin resident Fred Carpenter.
CORRECTION - The reporter mentions in the article that Fred Carpenter is Executive Producing the film. Fred is producing the film and Helene F. Schulman is the Executive Producer.
Port Washington Actor Dan Brennan, usually known for his award-winning comedy movie roles and TV commercials, takes on a new challenge as an action hero, Police Sergeant Tommy Cavanaugh in Fred Carpenter's new independent film "The Night Never Sleeps." Brennan shares the silver screen in several scenes with actor Eric Roberts and his wife Eliza Roberts.
By February 17, 2012