Alvin's second chances
in Staten Island
THIRD WEEK is a social drama about
the difficulties of having second
chances in life.
The complexities of race relations
are present, but it is not a story
At the heart of the narrative is Alvin’s
human struggle in finding himself
again after having spent
two years in prison.
He is at a crossroads where past
and present meet head on and offer
human opportunity for redemption.
Alvin’s second chance presents itself
as a job at a tool and die company,
which is also searching for another
chance in a changing economy.
is a USA-Spain co-production
shot in Staten Island, a socially
and aesthetically marginalized
neighborhood of New York City
seldom represented on screen.
Manhattan stands glimmering
across the waters while Staten Island,
strained and forgotten,
echoing Alvin's situation, searches
for a second chance in
the post-industrial era.
TAQUAN PERCY BROWN
RON SIMON and PAUL SEVIGNY
Director of Photography
MARIA ÀNGELS AMORÓS
and TONI ESPINOSA
and JORDI TORRENT
Written and Directed by
with the support of