Saturday, June 4, 2016

Gilroy: New Moviemaking Capital?

Producer Jordan Foley and a Hollywood crew of 50 came to Gilroy a month ago to find a place that was bleak. Instead, they fell in love a city they say is better to film in than Hollywood. They spent weeks filming the movie Desolate around Gilroy, a dystopian story about life after a severe drought, sort of a “Mad Max” in the South Valley. They found the city randomly, because director Frederick Cipoletti’s wife drove through it on her way from Los Angeles to the Bay Area. They wanted brown hills and open fields, a place where a few survivors battled with villains who wanted to steal land, kidnap women and kill anyone who stands in their way. What they also found was a city they loved. “I can’t say how amazing Gilroy was,” said Foley, 37, who has produced two other movies, Puncture, starring Chris Evans and The Open Road with Justin Timberlake and Jeff Bridges. “This is the best experience I’ve ever had working in any town anywhere. There’s a lot more going on in the city than we could have imagined. This movie wouldn’t have happened if not for the people of Gilroy. I’m almost afraid to tell people how amazing it was because I want to come back without the big studios coming up and changing everything.” More

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Owner of Fulton’s Gate, James Gilroy Part of Breakfast Crawl

Tickets for Patchogue’s first-ever Breakfast Crawl are sold out for this Saturday. There will be no tickets sold the day-of, as was originally planned. The response was so tremendous that the rest of the tickets were all sold out online today, Tuesday, the organizers said. See below for more about the Breakfast Crawl. Original story: Google “breakfast crawl” and you will get zero results. Well, close to it, relatively speaking. There are actually 3,900 results, but none of those results (we checked every one) are quite like what’s being planned for the morning of April 9 in downtown Patchogue. More

Monday, February 22, 2016

Volunteers Needed for Downtown Gilroy Events

DOWNTOWN EVENTS There’s always something going on in downtown Gilroy! For a complete listing of all Gilroy events please visit our event calendar. The Gilroy Downtown Business Association hosts a few major events on an annual basis: For more information on all of our events, please check our Facebook page or email our Downtown Coordinator. To stay up to date with news and events from Downtown Gilroy, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here. We are always looking for volunteers to help us produce our Downtown Gilroy events. Email us if you are interested in participating in the planning process. Join Us Downtown!