The Renovation

Sunday, September 18 at 11:00 am

Screens in “Location: Sullivan” shorts program


Director: Brian O’Neill

This dramatic short film, shot primarily in Narrowsburg, NY in the fall of 2015, follows a restaurant owner in a small town as she faces foreclosure, and a young writer returning to his home when tragedy strikes his family. It’s a story about the changing face of rural America, and the value of embracing new beginnings. The film stars Tracy Sallows, Tony Knotts, Andrea Lynn Green, Skipp Sudduth, and Forbes March, and features cameos by several local residents. The film was shot on location at the Narrowsburg Inn, the grounds of the Narrowsburg Union, in the Luxton Lake community of Narrowsburg, and in Kenoza Lake, NY.

THE RENOVATION was inspired by a series of articles that appeared in The New York Times during the height of the 2008 recession highlighting the plight of a particular town in the American Midwest, and the day-to-day struggles of its townspeople trying to make ends meet while facing difficult personal and economic decisions.

View Trailer Here

Writer/director Brian O’Neill is an actor on television and film, and has appeared in the films BURN AFTER READING, BROOKLYN RULES, LAWS OF ATTRACTION, and THE BOURNE LEGACY. O’Neill currently serves on the faculty as an acting instructor at The New York Film Academy in New York City.