goodbye to frankie
The announcement that Astroland was about to close, along with the hard rain brought when Hurricane Hanna made landfall, sparked an idea to use these circumstances and setting as a backdrop for a narrative.
A woman goes to Coney Island to grieve the end of a relationship. She's there to reflect and to experience her feelings of loss. The almost deserted landscape serves to amplify her emotions and put her in touch with them.
Working together with the model, we fashioned a fictional character that resonated with her personal history. This allowed her to bring an intensity and depth to her performance. Coney Island, in a period of transformation, seemed an appropriate place to tell the story of a woman letting go of the past and perhaps glimpsing the start of something new.