Hollywood in NY Harbor

About two weeks ago I was running ‘Aperture’ along Manhattan’s financial district. Passing North Cove Marina it wasn’t the multi-million dollar boat that caught my eye — those type of yachts are always docked there — but a big orange cherry-picker with a huge diffuser seemed out of place. I also noticed a large camera crane and people dressed in black soI docked at a nearby pier, where a security guard explained that they were filming ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, and Matthew McConaughey. A quick check with the IMDb database revealed it to be a Martin Scorsese film with the following storyline: “In The Wolf of Wall Street DiCaprio would play Belfort, a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 20 months in prison for refusing to cooperate in a massive 1990s securities fraud case that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including mob infiltration.” The streets leading to that part of North Cove Marina were closed off, but with my 70-200mm lens I could clearly see DiCaprio throwing fake money off the yachts’s stern during a ‘take’. According to IMDb the movie will be released in 2013 and should you watch it, keep an eye out for a grey RIB in the background of the scene.