Brooklyn Story

  • Format Feature Film
  • Status Optioned
  • Genre Drama
  • Audience Young Adults | Adults
  • Rating M
  • Synopsis

    In the summer of 1978, Samantha Bonti is fifteen years old and navigating a dangerous relationship with an older boyfriend who’s devastatingly good looking—and an aspiring mobster. Half-Jewish, half-Italian, and hesitantly edging toward pure Brooklyn, Samantha lives in Bensonhurst with her mother Joan, a cynic shackled with addictions, and with Grandma Ruth, Samantha’s loudest and most opinionated source of encouragement. As flawed as they are, they are family. But when a girl wants something more, when tradition is a terrifying roadblock to the independent woman she wants to become, it’s time to break free and find one’s own way. Told from the adult perspective, this is a powerful story of leaving the past to history and the future to fate—as Samantha makes a move to restore hope where there was none, and reach for her dream of a new life as a writer in an inspiring promise of paradise called Manhattan.

Synopsis

Brooklyn Story

In the summer of 1978, Samantha Bonti is fifteen years old and navigating a dangerous relationship with an older boyfriend who’s devastatingly good looking—and an aspiring mobster. Half-Jewish, half-Italian, and hesitantly edging toward pure Brooklyn, Samantha lives in Bensonhurst with her mother Joan, a cynic shackled with addictions, and with Grandma Ruth, Samantha’s loudest and most opinionated source of encouragement. As flawed as they are, they are family. But when a girl wants something more, when tradition is a terrifying roadblock to the independent woman she wants to become, it’s time to break free and find one’s own way. Told from the adult perspective, this is a powerful story of leaving the past to history and the future to fate—as Samantha makes a move to restore hope where there was none, and reach for her dream of a new life as a writer in an inspiring promise of paradise called Manhattan.

  • Director Gabriel Beristain

    Gabriel Beristain is an internationally celebrated Feature film and television Cinematographer with a vast resume of well known films and television shows. Recently he has evolved into directing and as a producer he is developing a solid slate of cross over projects mainly through his Company Vedado Films. 

  • Writer Suzanne Corso

    Sue Corso is the author of three novels: Brooklyn Story, The Suite Life, & Hello Hollywood, the last part of the trilogy; all three published by Simon& Schuster. She has also penned the screenplay to Brooklyn Story. Corso has produced for the New York and London stages Roman Nights.  She has produced two documentaries; Indonesia, A Personal Journey and HEAR THEM ROAR, shot entirely at the Endangered Animal Rescue Sanctuary in Citra, Florida. This docu

  • Producers Jasmin Espada

    Jasmin Espada is an award-winning entertainment PR Strategist, publicist and film producer founder of Espada Public Relations, the Number One Multicultural Entertainment Public Relations Firm in Hollywood.

    Suzanne Corso

    Sue Corso is the author of three novels: Brooklyn Story, The Suite Life, & Hello Hollywood, the last part of the trilogy; all three published by Simon& Schuster. She has also penned the screenplay to Brooklyn Story. Corso has produced for the New York and London stages Roman Nights.  She has produced two documentaries; Indonesia, A Personal Journey and HEAR THEM ROAR, shot entirely at the Endangered Animal Rescue Sanctuary in Citra, Florida. This docu