Bradley Beach filmmaker to be featured in film festival


[Steve Herold [right], of Bradley Beach, filmed his latest short-movie “Death of an Umbrella Salesman” with help from Jessica Gurney [left] who works on the TV show “Duck Dynasty.” PHOTO COURTESY OF STEVE HEROLD]

BRADLEY BEACH — Award-winning filmmaker Steve Herold, of Bradley Beach, will be returning to the local film festival scene with his new short film, “Death of an Umbrella Salesman.”

The 18-minute movie, which Mr. Herold says toes the line between comedy and drama, will play at both the Garden State Film Festival in Asbury Park and the Trenton Film Festival in the state’s capital on Saturday, March 24.

“Stanley Grimp is a door-to-door umbrella salesman just trying to get by in life but on this day he’s about to come to the brutal realization that perhaps the times have passed him by,” said Mr. Herold describing the movie.

“We are excited to present ‘Death of an Umbrella Salesman’ as a part of our 16th Annual Film Festival in Asbury Park, and shine a spotlight on the extraordinary talent from our state,” says Lauren Concar, the Garden State Film Festival’s executive director.

Mr. Herold said he is excited to have his film screened at the Garden State Film Festival, especially after having used Asbury Park as a setting in previous movies.

“It’s a real thrill to be screening at their festival, especially this year as it returns to Asbury Park.”

The film is shot in black and white and features Kevin Kolack and Sabrina Gennarino, both experienced actors. Ms. Gennarino currently plays the role of Tamiel in the TV show “The Walking Dead.” Mr. Kolack was the lead in the movie “Blue Ruin.”

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