Straight Outta Tompkins

Here’s Your First Look at Drug-Infused Drama ‘Straight Outta Tompkins’ [VIDEO]

Posted November 7, 2014 at 6:07 am

Zephyr Benson, a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in Filmmaking, is gearing up for the release of his first film, Straight Outta Tompkins. The indie crime drama is inspired by Benson’s own upbringing, of teenage years under the influence of Heroin. And he’s only twenty-one. Much of the movie was shot in […]

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‘Straight Outta Tompkins’ Films Around the Neighborhood

Posted March 27, 2013 at 11:22 am

For the last three weeks, an indie flick called Straight Outta Tompkins has been filming around the East Village and Lower East Side. A reader sends in the above on-location shot of production near Tompkins Square Park. Written by NYU grad Zephyr Benson, the film takes a hard look at the current neighborhood drug scene. […]

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