I love to tell stories and documentaries are my passion. So I was ecstatic when World Fishing Network called and wanted me to tell the story of the old Fulton Fish Market and the South Street Seaport. But what they didn't know was that a political power struggle was threatening to tear Lower Manhattan apart.
I was in New York City in December 2014, right in the middle of this struggle, to document the market's history, its importance, and the landmark buildings' unknown future. Using the powerful photos from Barbara Mensch's award winning book, South Street, I had Mensch, and other residents explain what the seaport district meant to them over the years.
We used the Sony NEX-FS700U and Alpha a7S on this two-camera shoot, and although the seaport's future was yet to be determined at the completion of this project, I was very proud of the final result of this short story documentary -- it was their South Street Story.
I wrote, organized, produced and edited this short documentary and it was colour corrected and voiced by WFN.