Staten Island is about to have it’s moment on Netflix as the new film ‘Staten Island Summer’ becomes available for watching this week.
It’s the first movie really starring Staten Island. while many films have been shot there, the Staten Island locales were all masquerading as somewhere else. This film makes Staten Island not just a location but a central part of the film. Written by Staten Island native, Colin Jost – it is Staten Island, the taking off point for a coming of age story starring two young Staten Island natives.
In one sense it could have been anywhere but the local references come thick and fast and suddenly Staten Island is not just the place those ferries go to, it’s a living, breathing and interesting community. Watch it on Netflix and see the Staten Island you live in, visit or knew about but not in any detail.