Staten Island filmmaker James Verdi shares his fascinating journey through the history of his beloved birthplace. Using striking drone footage, his first documentary “The Boneyard” unveils stories of abandoned warships, slowly decaying in the island’s shores. In “Loyalty & Rebellion,” Verdi unearths unknown aspects of the local influence in the Revolutionary War. In the “Seguine Mansion,” he pays tribute to George Burke’s tireless efforts to save the last of the grand old mansions on Staten Island. Verdi has a commitment to education and is bringing his unique vision of Staten Island’s past to local schools and film festivals around the country.
Hunter College CUNY Film Festival Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY Film & Media – Hunter College