Posted by: Drew | September 12, 2008

Greeting From The Shore – A Message from Director, Greg Chwerchak

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Well today is the day I have been waiting for for several months.  Believe it or not Experience the Shore stumbled on to Greeting From The Shore at the Garden State Film Festival this past April, and were hooked, line and sinker.  The production company, the actors, everyone involved has allowed us access to interviews, visits to the studio, etc.  So in our final day of coverage I wanted to share this message from Greg Chwerchak, director of the film…

Today’s the big day! “Greetings From The Shore” opens today in theaters! It’s unheard of for a half-million dollar labor of love to make it to multiplexes, yet here we are–side-by-side with “The Dark Knight,” “Tropic Thunder,” and every other studio film.

Terrific! –NJ MONTHLY

The Jersey Shore has never looked more beautiful… –Daily Record
The perfect confection of a summer movie, executed without a hitch… –Hour, Montreal

If you liked “Mystic Pizza” and “Dirty Dancing,” and you like the Jersey Shore, then “Greetings From The Shore” is about to break into your top 10. –Cape May County Herald


For those of us who’ve poured ourselves into “Greetings,” this is it. Four years of work comes down to two days–Friday, Sept 12th and Saturday, Sept 13th. If we pack the theaters, we continue on; if we don’t, we are replaced. It’s an incredible opportunity, one that every independent filmmaker dreams of. Please come see this wonderful film today or tomorrow. If you can’t make it out to join us, please buy a ticket online anyway. For those of you that I know well enough, don’t buy me a Christmas present this year, buy a ticket. Don’t buy me a congratulatory beer at some bar, buy a ticket.
After winning 45 awards at over 70 film festivals and now opening in multiplex theaters, I couldn’t be prouder of this film. It has exceeded all expectations. I am proudest of all of the people involved–the amazing cast and crew, the endlessly-supportive people of Lavallette, and all of the family and friends that fueled this dream. It’s been an exhilarating journey, and we’re finally at the end goal!
All the best,
Greg Chwerchak
SYNOPSIS: Still reeling from the death of her father, a young girl spends one last summer at the Jersey Shore before heading off to college. But when her plans fall apart, the girl stumbles into a mysterious world of Russian sailors, high-stakes gambling, and unexpected love.
Drawn from the coming-of-age experiences of writer Gabrielle Berberich, “Greetings From The Shore” is part memoir, part fairytale. The film was shot on an island off the coast of New Jersey, Barnegat Island. Like the setting, each character is an island. They are loners, dreamers brought together by fate for one chance summer. An ensemble cast brings these vivid characters to life, including Paul Sorvino, David Fumero, Jay O. Sanders, Lars Arentz-Hansen, and Kim Shaw in a debut performance. The film is an homage to coming-of-age classics like “Dirty Dancing” and “Mystic Pizza,” while in its own right, “Greetings From The Shore” is a unique and personal story. It’s a love letter in the sand, a tribute to the Jersey Shore, and a postcard from summers past.

AMC Village Theatre 7 (New York, NY 10003)
Clearview Bellevue Theater (Upper Montclair, NJ 07043)
UA Staten Island Stadium 16 (Staten Island, NY 10303)
Clearview Washington Township Cinema 3 (Washington Twp, NJ 07676)
Maplewood 6 (Maplewood, NJ 07040)
AMC Loews Menlo Park 12 (Edison, NJ 08837)
Regal Commerce Center Stadium 18 (North Brunswick, NJ 08902)
Loews New Brunswick 18 (New Brunswick, NJ, 08901)
Regal Hadley Theatre Stadium 16 (South Plainfield, NJ 07080)
Manville 12 (Manville, NJ 08835)
AMC Loews East Hanover 12 (East Hanover, NJ 07936)
AMC Loews Wayne 14 (Wayne, NJ 07470)
MEGA Movies @ Brunswick Square (East Brunswick, NJ 08816)
AMC Monmouth Mall 15 (Eatontown, NJ 07724)
NA Hazlet Multiplex Cinemas 12 (Hazlet, NJ 07730)
Clearview Strathmore 4 (Matawan, NJ 07747)
AMC Loews Freehold Metroplex 14 (Freehold, NJ 07728)
AMC Loews Brick Plaza 10 (Brick, NJ 08723)
Algonquin Arts Cinema (Manasquan, NJ 08736)
AMC Loews Seacourt 10 (Toms River, NJ 08753)
AMC Rockaway 16 (Rockaway, NJ 07866)
Clearview Cinema 12 Parsippany (Parsippany, NJ 07054)
Clearview Mansfield Cinema 14 (Hackettstown, NJ 07840)
Regal Washington Township 14 (Sewell, NJ 08080)
Regal Manahawkin 10 (Manahawkin, NJ 08050)
NA Showcase at the Ritz Center 16 (Voorhees, NJ 08043)
AMC Cherry Hill 24 (Cherry Hill, NJ 08002)
AMC Hamilton 24 (Trenton, NJ 08619)
Landmark Ritz at the Bourse (Philadelphia, PA 19106)
Frank Theatres Towne Stadium 16 (Egg Harbor Twp, NJ 08234)
NA Multiplex Cinemas at Town Center Plaza 15 (East Windsor, NJ 08520)

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