Sarah Geledi, actress starring in the film: When I found out Bruce was playing an ”intimate” gig at the historic Apollo Theater in NYC (2012), I knew I had to do everything in my power to be there. My husband and his filmmaking partner were planning on shooting a short student film in New York in March and wrote a storyline inspired by my fascination with Bruce and the upcoming show. We shot the entire film in 3 days and used beautiful Manhattan and Brooklyn as our settings. We even have a cameo by our friend Peter Hale (Allen Ginsberg‘s former assistant and keeper of his estate) offering me a copy of Allen Ginsberg's HOWL at the lovely Cowgirl restaurant in Greenwich Village. There are no Bruce or E Street Band cameos, but we did film in front of the Apollo on the night of the show (an hour and a half before showtime!) I unfortunately did not make it inside (it was nearly impossible without a VIP ticket), but I still had a fabulous time shooting this film.This is our cinematic love letter to Bruce and New York City, wrapped up in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Hope you enjoy watching as much as we did making it.
Special note: Channeler Paul Selig had kindly confirmed to make a cameo appearance in our student video but because we took too long to film some shots during the day, we sadly couldn't make it on time to meet Paul. The sun had come down and it was our last day in New York City. Hence, no Paul Selig cameos. We had to head towards the Apollo Theatre and Paul was in Greenwich Village. At this point, i'm not sure where Paul Selig's cameo would have fit in. Let's just say Paul has been with us in Spirit the whole time we shot this in New York City. And blessed with a special meeting between us and Peter Hale, Allen Ginsberg's former assistant and friend.
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