The Jewish Heritage Museum of Monmouth County is pleased to announce that the recently produced documentary about the Gellman family, created by New Jersey filmmaker Gary Gellman, will have its public premier at the Museum on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at 3:00pm. The documentary features Gellman’s family, who were Jewish immigrant farmers during the first half of the19th century. The family settled in Western Monmouth County and built a business supplying vegetables to the Garden State region. Reservations for the presentation are recommended. Admission is $8 members, $10 non-members.
In addition to showing the film, Mr. Gellman will discuss how families can create their own family history documentary. He will provide guidance about the creation process and how he collected all of the materials necessary to put the documentary together. From old family movies to newspaper articles, Gellman will detail the entire process.
“We recorded interviews with family members in their 80s and 90s, incorporated old film reels, photographs, media publications, and created a 30-minute piece that documents our family history,” said Gary Gellman. “Our Jewish history came alive as we produced this documentary and uncovered our fascinating past.” It is indeed remarkable what Jewish farmers needed to do to survive.
Gary Gellman, founder of Gellman Images, has been featured nationally over 500 times in newspapers, magazines, and on radio, over the last twenty-seven years. This includes appearing nationally on CBS’s The Early Show, ABC’s Good Morning Las Vegas, CBS’s Early Show Indianapolis, Fox’s Good Day Philadelphia, Action News- Early Edition, NBC’s 10, and News 12’s Daytime Edition, to discuss the multi-media industry. He has been a featured speaker at conventions in Las Vegas, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City. Gellman completed his broadcasting and journalism studies at The College of New Jersey.