The Asbury Park Music & Film Festival is unlike any other event of its kind in that it explores and celebrates a single, and perhaps the most dramatic, aspect of cinema…the role of music in film.
Every City has its own rhythm… its own history…its own journey to greatness. For more than 100 years, Asbury Park has been a fabled music destination. From the bandstand shows of Arthur Pryor in 1904 to the more than 70 clubs which formed a cradle of rock during the 60s and 70s, Asbury Park and Music are forever intertwined.
Today, the City is enjoying an artistic and economic renaissance and music remains at the center of it all. Asbury Park is emerging stronger and more vital than ever, and the Festival will help maximize its resurgence with unparalleled music and film collaborations, attracting a diverse audience from around the region and around the world.
The Festival will benefit the underserved children in Asbury Park; one the most challenged youth communities in the country by providing music education, instruments and social connection opportunities.
Specifically, funds raised through the APMFF will support three programs including Hope Academy, The Hip Hop Institute, and the Asbury Park Summer Recreation Music Camp.
Co-President & Co-Founder, Sony Pictures Classics
Tom has distributed some of the finest independent movies during his 30 year career garnering 158 Academy Award Nominations and 22 Golden Globe Awards.
Director & Photographer
One of the premier photographers on the popular music scene, Danny has photographed a veritable who’s who of music artists and received 3 Grammy nominations as a director
President & Publisher, Gannett NJ
An outstanding career in publishing led to Tom being honored as Manager of the Year in 2014 by the US’s largest newspaper publishing company – Gannett
Music Industry Consultant
Co-President, Submarine Entertainment
Head of Crossover, Activist
NJ Devils 1995 Stanley Cup Winner, Jim Dowd’s Shoot For the Stars Foundation
Founder and CEO, Double E Pictures
Founder, Charliewood Pictures
Founder and Principal, Halo Group
Vice President, Falco Ink
Producer and Bob Dylan’s Manager
Musicologist. Curator. Marketer.
Executive Director, GRAMMY Museum
Film & TV Producer