With an appreciable number of art galleries, yoga studios, wine bars, and sports facilities, beach go-seers of any age or diversion can enjoy a piece of the Rockaway lifestyle, one that many production studios have already captured.
The small town is not new to Hollywood and has been the backdrop for many famous films and TV shows, including, HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”, “Blue Bloods” starring Donnie Wahlberg, and “The Detective” starring Frank Sinatra.
Marked with the stamp of fame and an array of spaces, Rockaway inspired Claudia Bloom to found ‘Rock Locations’ a company that seeks to package and deliver locations in Rockaway to a selection of production studios for films to print editorial shoots.
Claudia’s list of Rockaway spaces includes a colorful 660 sq. ft 1930's beach bungalow that resembles a cozy oceanfront home in the movie "Blue Crush" starring "The Fast and The Furious" star Michelle Rodriguez. Rock Locations also has a home with a built-in surfer inspired bar, a trendy beach restaurant that sits on the bay of Rockaway, NY, and a modern wine shop, all ready for your production needs.
Apart from its unique spaces, an additional aspect that makes Rockaway so attractive is its affordable products and services compared to its Hollywood counterpart. Another benefit of this urban beach getaway is its close proximity to JFK airport and its low transportation cost. This is an added value to film location managers who are looking for a “one-stop shop” for an upcoming production near a major city at low affordable rates. Most importantly, a selection of spaces in one area allows location scouts to conveniently fulfill the creative vision of the film director.
According to Claudia, a diverse inventory is a key to satisfying the artistic ideas of professional creatives. Diversity is an underlying principle to Spacefy’s business model. Spacefy assists a large pool of professional creators in bringing their storyline to life with our vast inventory of spaces. One space can inspire a creative project, a story to be expressed in film, or an event to start a discussion. Claudia looks to spark that same inspiration through Rockaway and Rock Locations.