Wow, what an incredible night we had at the Art of Brooklyn Film Festival (AoBFF) on June 10.

Not only did LONG GOODBYE close the festival with a huge audience but we also took home the award trophy for Audience Choice.

When your Brooklyn shot and set indie movie wins the audience choice award at the only international, independent festival in the world devoted to Brooklyn’s vibrant film and media scene, it’s pinch yourself moment.

A big thank you to everyone who came to see our film in the pouring Brooklyn rain and voted. You gave our cast & crew all the feels.


Having our first screening in New York gave us a great reason to get our cast and crew together again, so after the screening we headed over to Circa Brewing Co. in downtown Brooklyn to celebrate our award win over pizza and beer. Check out some of the behind the scenes pics from our after party here.


If you haven’t seen Long Goodbye yet, we are working very hard to secure another screening and hopefully distribution to a city near you. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep up-to-date on the latest.


Christopher Vernale

Chris started El Raven Productions in 2013 after years of perfecting his craft as a production freelancer throughout the northeast United States. With vast experience in everything from reality television to commercial production to internal coroporate communications, his visual style can be described as organic and balanced, with a keen sense of storytelling that brings out the highest level of authenticity in his work. A seasoned cinematographer and artist with over 10 years of professional experience in film, video, and still photography, Chris now lives with his wife Mackenzie in Brooklyn, where he likes to write and work on fine art photography in his spare time. You may have seen his work at one of his gallery shows or run into him out and about while polishing his still photography skills. Either way, he was probably carrying a camera because he loves what he does and feels extremely lucky to be doing it for a living.