“Family. Betrayal. Revenge. Greetings from the Jersey Shore.” – Written & Directed by Local Resident, Joe Basile

Atlantic Highlands, NJ…On June 14, the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council’s FilmOneFest presents West End, written and directed by local resident Joe Basile.  Movie begins at 9:30pm at the Atlantic Cinemas 5, 82 First Ave, Atlantic Highlands.  A special meet and greet with the director and other special guests will precede the screening at A.J. Dillon Gallery of Art in Atlantic Highlands starting at 7:00pm. Following this benefit screening is a Q&A session with Director Joe Basile.

Joe Basile has had an interesting journey in the entertainment industry.  He’s been in front of the camera, behind the camera, and received his MFA in Screenwriting from UCLA.  Mr. Basile has worked production on numerous commercials and movies.  He has acted in over twenty-five television shows and twenty movies.  Working both behind and in front of the camera was a valuable lesson in movie making.   He has seen the collaboration it takes to get a movie created.  He’s had the privilege of working with Warren Beatty, Katherine Hepburn, Mike Nichols, and has been inspired by many more.

This screenplay is HAMLET reimagined on the Jersey Shore.  Vic Trevi is an undercover FBI agent positioned to betray the people he calls family. Vic needs to find out the truth about his family before his family finds out the truth about him. He’s caught in struggle between doing what’s right and doing what’s best for family. The clock ticks as Vic digs deeper, unearthing secrets about his father, mother, uncle, and friends that will change their lives forever.

For the complete story behind the movie and its creators, visit www.westendthemovie.com.

Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at The Painted Frame, 78 First Avenue or at the door.  Please bring a non-perishable food item for the Atlantic Highlands Food Pantry. 


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Thank you to Joe Basile and Atlantic Cinemas 5 for making this special screening possible. 

For further information visit www.FilmOneFest.org

The AHAC is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  The mission of the Atlantic Highlands Arts Council is to strengthen community through the arts.

This program is made possible in part by the Monmouth County Arts Council through funding from the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the County Historical Commission, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.  

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Allan Dean is editor, publisher, and founder of the Atlantic Highlands Herald. Published since 1999 and selected in 2000 by the Borough of Atlantic Highlands as one of their official newspapers, making...