Boatlift (2011)


From the midst of 9/11, one of the darkest moments in American history, comes this inspiring and relatively unknown story. When the twin towers fell, hundreds of thousands of people ran to the water's edge. They soon realized that Manhattan is, indeed, an island. And that they were trapped. Within moments, an armada of every vessel that could get to the city's seawall spontaneously organized. Dashing into the teeth of danger, hundreds of boats pulled together and, without any formal planning, military or otherwise, they pulled off an ad-hoc sea evacuation that became the largest in history. Their story of courage and resolve reminds us of the powerful spirit that rose among us, on that fateful day. Narrated by Tom Hanks. Directed by Eddie Rosenstein.

Boatlift Kickass
Release Date: 2011-09-08
Status: Released
Run time: 12 min / 0:12

Boatlift Casts

Tom Hanks
as Narrator

Boatlift Crew

Visual Effects Brian Haimes Visual Effects
Directing Edward Rosenstein Director
Production Edward Rosenstein Producer
Directing Rick Velleu Director
Crew Rick Velleu Cinematography
Production Sean Burke Executive Producer
Production Stephen Flynn Executive Producer
Crew Mark Raker Cinematography
Editing Carlos Almonte Editor
Production Jackie Stolfi Production Manager
Production Cindi Younker Production Manager
Sound Peter Ginsburg Sound Editor
Visual Effects Cassandra Del Viscio Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Brian Reiss Visual Effects Producer
Production Marguerite Dunbar Researcher
Production Amie Segal Production Coordinator