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South Shore (A Short Film) by Dexter Buell and Kevin Lopez

December 29, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Westbury Arts is proud to bring to the screen a short film by the incredibly talented filmmakers Dexter Buell and Kevin Lopez.


Written and directed by Dexter Buell and produced by Kevin Lopez.

Dexter Strong Buell, Hassan “Giant” Bradley, Brandi Satterfield, and introducing Dylan Hernandez

Executive Produced by Justine Lucas
Co-Produced by Ray Gorbea
Co-Produced by Jack MacColl
Line Producer: Tiffany Jackman
Director of Photography: Derek Mindler
In association with Aubin Pictures

“South Shore” captures a pivotal moment in the story arc of a reclusive, live-aboard sailor who comes face to face with the young immigrant man whom he suspects may have killed his son. The script is adapted from “The Secret Sharer,” by Joseph Conrad, and influenced by real events on the South Shore of Long Island, New York. Themes of leaving and belonging, suspicion and mutual aid are captured in a gripping face-to face confrontation with an unexpected outcome. This “proof of concept” introduces characters and circumstances that animate the feature-length script, which the producers have been developing since their collaboration began in the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic. This film showcases the filmmakers’ unique style and ability to transport audiences into a captivating narratives.


DEXTER STRONG BUELL – WRITER / DIRECTOR – Dexter is known for his work in the feature films The Hudson Tribes and Paradise City as well as numerous award winning shorts. On żas appeared as Monkey Man in Great Falls by Lee Blessing, and recently performed the role of Claudius in Ophelia’s Ocean, a work for film and stage by Maya Milenovic Workman, funded by the Guggenheim Foundation. Dexter also holds a Certificate in Arts Education from Pratt Institute and was the founding teacher of the Film and Media Studio at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts where he and Kevin began their creative collaboration.

KEVIN A. LOPEZ – PRODUCER – Kevin has made his mark in independent cinema, producing powerful social dramas like “The Inquisition of Camilo Sanz” (2014), “The Hudson Tribes” (2016), “Paradise City” (2019), as well as the HBO acquired documentary, “Primera” (2021). He’s also the creative force behind award-winning short documentaries such as “Mind Up” (2014), “Sharing The Stoke” (2016), and “The Mortician Magician” (2018). Beyond his cinematic endeavors, Kevin passionately advances film and media arts education. As a New York City Public High School Principal, Kevin is uniquely positioned to create enduring pathways between Career and Technical Education Classrooms and the expansive world of Film & Television

Westbury Arts is privileged to welcome Dexter Buell, Kevin A. Lopez, and the South Shore production crew for an exciting “first look” at their new short film, South Shore. The event will kick off with a reception, followed by a public screening, and conclude with an engaging Q&A session with the talented creative team.

This short film is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant Program, a regrant program of The New York State Council of the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and administered by the Huntington Arts Council.

Don’t miss this opportunity to engage in meaningful conversations, broaden your perspective, and reflect on the importance of art as a social statement. Reserve your spot now and be a part of this enlightening experience. Grab your friends and family, and join us for an unforgettable evening celebrating the art of filmmaking. See you there!

Tickets are free for general admission (bleacher seating) and $5.00 plus a $2.18 Eventbrite fee for reserved seating (chairs).

Parking is available for free after 6:00 PM in the Village of Westbury lot across the street from the Westbury Arts building.

This exclusive event will take place on Friday,December 29th, 2023 at 7:00 P.M.(Eastern Standard Time) at the intimate venue located at 255 Schenck Ave, Westbury, NY 11590.



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