New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/09/2014 -- Montauk, New York has become even more famous thanks to an inspirational documentary called “Reel Montauk” that looks at what real year-round life is like in this popular Long Island tourist resort town. The film is currently in post production and was recently submitted to the International Hamptons Film Festival as well other major film festivals in the U.S.
In the days when television is filled with reality shows like the X Factor, American Idol and Duck Dynasty, it is gratifying to see that two long-term East End residents have produced an important educational and inspiring documentary. The film uncovers the fascinating history of Montauk and how it has become in recent years what Elle Magazine has called the “New St. Tropez.”
Montauk, New York is a major tourist destination for visitors from around America and the world. It is not surprising people come from far and wide to visit and play in Montauk when you consider that 70% of the town is preserved forever in federal, state and local parks.
Reel Montauk uses old footage, animation, original music and insightful interviews of long-time local residents to explore the natural beauty and rich history of Montauk.
Like the rest of the Hamptons, Montauk has been discovered by the affluent, hipsters from New York City and foreign visitors. Yet, this playground is richer in history and legend than many people realize. The host of the film is long-time resident Tom Bogdan of Montauk Adventures. Bogdan details the lives of two major Montauk visionaries: Carl Fisher and Herbert Sadkin and how their unique visions led to the Montauk of today. John Barrett and Steve Elliot, locals who have lived near Montauk since the 1980s, created reel Montauk. Montauk has been described as a “quaint drinking village with a slight fishing problem” and today during the summer the party scene is reminiscent of the Studio 54 days in New York City during the 1980s. In addition to being one of the premier fishing spots in the world, Reel Montauk covers surfing, surfcasting and a variety of other water sports.
After watching the film, many people will gain an insider’s knowledge about Montauk and a newfound appreciation of one of America’s greatest towns. Reel Montauk is scheduled to premier in October 2014.
For more information about the Reel Montauk Documentary, please visit http://reelmontauk.com/
About Reel Montauk Documentary
Reel Montauk shows you a side of the Hamptons and local talent rarely seen on TV, film, newspapers, web sites and magazines. You’ll find out why Montauk is not really “The End” but the beginning of a journey you'll never forget. Reel Montauk was created by John Barrett and Steve Elliot. Reel Montauk was submitted to the International Hamptons Film Festival. The film will premier in October 2014.
Reel Hamptons Productions
P.O. Box 1392
Wainscott, NY 11975