"It's good to have something to watch."
Playa516 |ˈplīə fīv wən siks|
When growing up in Bridgehampton a group of college friends, both locals and summer folk from the city, spent a good deal of time watching and discussing movies and culture while imbibing Schaeffer beer on the beach. One day, when the subject of the talk turned to the graffiti art of the 80s, it was decided that the group should have a 'tag' with which they would identify themselves. As much of their time was spent on the beach, they chose "Playa". As the local area code back in the day in The Hamptons was "516", the tag became Playa516.
Playa516 never stopped watching and discussing films and is now our ‘nomme de guerre’ as writers, directors and producers of feature film, advertising and web content. Our most prominent work is the feature film, “If I Didn’t Care”,
a Hitchcockian noir set in our home town known to most as The Hamptons.
The picture stars Bill Sage and features twice Oscar-nominated Roy Scheider in his last theatrically released film.
"If I Didn't Care" is available on Netflix and Amazon, where it can be found under the DVD and international title "Blue Blood".
As artists who have been through the process we will spare you any snark. We see no cause to wield a sharp knife, to show off our knowledge of film theory or Jungian psychology; but rather we hope to share our passion for the cinema and perhaps convince you to watch a few movies we believe worth watching.
We aim to follow the tradition of Truffaut and Bogdonovich, as well as the New York Times Book Review section, where authors are reviewed by their peers.
Finally on these pages you’ll find a blog on which we will share our opinions on a few of our other interests, including (but not limited to): tennis, soccer and surfing.
We both played collegiate tennis and taught the game for a number of years and we continue to surf our home breaks in Southampton and Montauk.
As for soccer, we fell in love with the game when we attended a Brazilian viewing party for the World Cup Final in 1994 in Los Angeles. Anyone who had watched football/soccer with a group of Brazilians will understand why we fell in love with the beautiful game.
For a quick bit of background, we grew up in Bridgehampton, New York. We attended the Hampton Day School and the Bridgehampton School until departing for The Lawrenceville School and Hobart College. We now split our time between Southampton and New York City.