The Riverside Bench

Riverside Park Conservancy President, Dan Garodnick interviews Austin Chang, writer and director of local film "The Riverside Bench." 

The Story

One family, one park bench, the life of the city. The Riverside Bench, based on the real-life  experiences of writer/director Austin Chang, interweaves a series of small moments in the lives of New Yorkers, captured over time at a single park bench on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The bench is the unifying thread running through the seasons of these disparate lives, bearing silent witness as one  family returns to it for sanctuary, while for others it is simply where they stop to pass the time of day. 

 The Riverside Bench is a celebration of our urban public spaces—where we lose ourselves but never feel alone, where our lives intersect with unknown others, and where our individual dramas unfold and are quietly absorbed into the greater story of city life.

 

The Cast

FRANCISCO SOLORZANO
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CZARINA MADA
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GIL RON
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SANDRA BERRIOS
KIM RIOS-LIN
 
 

The Crew

AUSTIN CHANG
WRITER/DIRECTOR
SYDNY 
PRODUCER
YUSUKE SATO
CINEMATOGRAPHER
SAM WEINER
SOUND
LISA BURRASCANO
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COLBY KELLY
COSTUME DESIGNER
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DANIEL WILSON
PRODUCER
KAI STAMPS
HAIR & MAKEUP
GIORGIA BONOMUA
HAIR & MAKEUP
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NICOLETTE JACKSON
COSTUME DESIGNER
Sandra & Kim Winter Park
Sandra & Kim Winter Park

Frank & Kim Spring
Frank & Kim Spring

Summer Confrontation
Summer Confrontation

Sandra & Kim Winter Park
Sandra & Kim Winter Park

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STILLS
Sandra & Kim Winter Park
Sandra & Kim Winter Park

Photo Credit: Sydny Brown

Wrap :)
Wrap :)

Photo Credit: Sydny Brown

Carolina, Yusuke & Austin Summer
Carolina, Yusuke & Austin Summer

Sandra & Kim Winter Park
Sandra & Kim Winter Park

Photo Credit: Sydny Brown

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BTS
 

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