from one to another

2020: An oral history of East End voices in COVID times

project

This documentary explores the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects upon a singular U.S. community, Long Island’s East End. 

Composed as a letter from a father to his newborn daughter, “From One to Another,” narrates the story of a community under unprecedented strain: struggling to sustain services under safety restrictions, decrying a lack of affordable housing, reacting to racial violence, and pivoting unevenly in education. 

Within these storylines, the documentary highlights the people — caregivers, delivery drivers, farmers, teachers, artists, musicians, business owners, volunteers and more — whose empathy, compassion, and inventiveness showcase a culture adapting to profound and lasting change.

As the virus pushed us apart, it was these people who pulled us together.  We want to honor their stories in this broad reaching oral history project.

production

Combining interviews, citizen-produced video submissions and archival footage, we plan to create a feature documentary celebrating local people across the East End community who rose to the challenges during the COVID pandemic. 

Many individuals and organizations witnessed disruptions to their health and the economy in 2020. Their responses, community outreach and government support are important to document. 

As an added benefit of this media project, we will use the footage to create impact videos that will be given free of charge to be used as marketing support for the essential non-profit organizations featured in this film.

A Documentary in 3 Acts:

  1. A COMMUNITY IN CRISIS: MARCH-MAY 2020
    Documenting experiences of East Enders during the “first wave” of the COVID-19 crisis
  2. A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER: JULY-AUGUST 2020
    Documenting the Black Lives Matter Movement in the Hamptons, the real estate boom, tourism under COVID, NYC vs. the East End
  3. WAITING FOR RESULTS: OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2020
    Documenting school/business reopenings/closures, social services under strain, the 2020 election cycle’s effects on the East End, lasting effects of COVID-19 on the community

Calendar (2021)

January: Develop creative direction, pre-production and begin key interview shoots
February:  Principal photography, call for and review of video submissions
March: Editing & Post-production
April: Secondary photography, mixing and mastering
May: Final cut for festival submissions

Release Date: Fall 2021

Distribution

  • Featured on LTV
  • Promo videos packaged for local organizations
  • Film festivals
  • Online streaming platforms

This documentary project will be integral to the history of our community and the world at large.

LTV provides a free-speech television and media platform to share this important story.

LTV preserves and archives shows of historic value and interest. These archives contains over 20,000 stories from the East End community.

team

We are working in partnership with LTV, the East End’s local access television station. They will be broadcasting the documentary on TV and archiving the project on their YouTube Channel.  LTV is a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit and all donations for the funding of this project are fully tax deductible.

Michael Clark is the Executive Director of LTV where he overseas the daily production and well as the overall mission of the station.  Michael will also be Executive Producer on this documentary project.

Bill Delano 
Director

Bill is a filmmaker whose first film Karma Walkers won a Golden Cine Award. His work with companies like Ford Motors, Johnson & Johnson, and AVON have immersed him in the commercial world while his experience producing content for the Travel Channel and USA Today have kept him grounded in reality.

Annemarie McCoy
Impact Producer

Annemarie has produced websites and videos for artists, non-profit organizations and businesses on the East End for the past 25 years.

Spencer Holden
Video Editor

Spencer is a filmmaker whose work has been featured at REDCAT, Slamdance, Barnsdall Art Park and The Watermill Center, Coney Island Film Festival, H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, Athens international Film and Video Festival and the San Diego Underground Film Festival.  Spencer graduated from CalArts in the Film and Video Program. He currently lives in Sag Harbor, NY

Dr. Paul Gansky
Editorial Consultant

Paul is a teacher, writer, and filmmaker at the Ross School. His writing has appeared in the Journal of Design History and Design Observer.

Bill Delano 
Director

Bill is a filmmaker whose first film Karma Walkers won a Golden Cine Award. His work with companies like Ford Motors, Johnson & Johnson, and AVON have immersed him in the commercial world while his experience producing content for the Travel Channel and USA Today have kept him grounded in reality.

Annemarie McCoy
Impact Producer

Annemarie has produced websites and videos for artists, non-profit organizations and businesses on the East End for the past 25 years.

Spencer Holden
Video Editor

Spencer is a filmmaker whose work has been featured at REDCAT, Slamdance, Barnsdall Art Park and The Watermill Center, Coney Island Film Festival, H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, Athens international Film and Video Festival and the San Diego Underground Film Festival.  Spencer graduated from CalArts in the Film and Video Program. He currently lives in Sag Harbor, NY

Dr. Paul Gansky
Editorial Consultant

Paul is a teacher, writer, and filmmaker at the Ross School. His writing has appeared in the Journal of Design History and Design Observer.

get involved

be a sponsor

As a sponsor you will receive benefits including film credits, social media engagement and your name featured on all promo materials.

submit a story

As you reflect on 2020 we invite you to fill out our questionnaire about the people and stories that helped get you through the pandemic. 

Feel free to share this page, to anyone you know who you think has a story they’d like share.

We hope this project will help us all reflect on the direction our community is headed, and can’t wait to see you at the screening of this hyper-local documentary in the Fall of 2021.

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Sponsorship Benefits

$10,000

  • Sponsor listing in film closing credits
  • Sponsor name and/or logo on official website
  • Sponsor name and/or logo in all social media engagement
  • Social media shoutouts on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter with boosted posts
  • 10 Patron tickets to private premiere screening (Fall 2021)
  • Logo featured on film premiere event marketing and all printed materials
  • Acknowledgement in press releases, articles associated with the film and during the film premiere by the emcee 

$5,000

  • Sponsor listing in film closing credits
  • Sponsor name and/or logo on official website
  • Sponsor name and/or logo in all social media engagement
  • Social media shoutouts on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter with boosted posts
  • 6 Patron tickets to private premiere screening (Fall 2021)
  • Logo displayed on event marketing and all printed materials

$1,000

  • Acknowledgement in film closing credits
  • Acknowledgement on official website
  • One social media shoutouts on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter
  • 4 Patron tickets to private premiere screening (Fall 2021)
  • Logo displayed on premiere event marketing and all printed materials 

$500

  • Acknowledgement in film credits
  • Acknowledgement on official website
  • 2 Patron tickets to private premiere screening (Fall 2021) 

All amounts under $500 …

Acknowledgement in film credits and our sincere gratitude for supporting this important project!