EATONTOWN, N.J. (September 3, 2019) –August 29, 2019, FirstService Residential partnered with the Golden Door International Film Festival (GDIFF) to host a ‘Movie Under the Stars’ evening. Hudson County’s leading residential property management company with national resources hosted over 100 residents and guests from its managed communities the company manages in the County at Port Liberté in Jersey City, New Jersey. 

“When we were initially approached by GDIFF about partnering to offer discounts and passes, I was most excited about curating an event that would be exclusive to our residents,” said Michael Mendillo, president, FirstService Residential. “We are committed to enhancing lifestyles in the communities we serve at every opportunity, and we thought this was a unique way to do so.” 

GDIFF of Jersey City is one of the premier events in Northern New Jersey, bringing together filmmakers, celebrities and industry leaders for six incredible days in the heart of Jersey City. 

Residents were treated to an exclusive viewing of “Jack of the Red Hearts”, an American film directed by Janet Grillo and centered on the issues of orphanage, family, autism, exclusion and inclusion. Mendillo was joined at the screening by Bill Sorvino, president of GDIFF, and Taylor Richardson, star of the film. 

Residents and guests were treated to popcorn and drink samples from Tito’s vodka, as well as chances to win free passes to future screenings and to GDIFF’s opening night –September 19. 

“On behalf of the Port Liberté Homeowners Association’s board of directors, we thank FirstService Residential and applaud their commitment to enhancing the lifestyles of our homeowners,” said Alexandra Cameron, board secretary, Port Liberte Homeowners Association. 

In Hudson County, FirstService Residential proudly partners to offer residential association management services to communities such as: Port Liberte, Dixon Mills, the Galaxy and more. 

About FirstService Residential FirstService Residential is North America's largest manager of residential communities and the preferred partner of HOAs and community associations in the U.S. and Canada. FirstService Residential's managed communities include low-, mid- and high-rise condominiums and cooperatives, single-family homes, master-planned, lifestyle and active adult communities, and rental and commercial properties.

With an unmatched combination of deep industry experience, local market expertise and personalized attention, FirstService Residential delivers proven solutions and exceptional service that add value, enhance lifestyles and make a difference, every day, for every resident and community it manages. FirstService Residential is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation, a North American leader in the property services sector. For more information, visit 

About Golden Door International Film Festival
Golden Door International Film Festival of Jersey City is one of the premier events in Northern New Jersey where filmmakers, celebrities and industry leaders gather for six incredible days in the heart of Jersey City. Over 250 Films are screened in 7 locations throughout Jersey City with 4 Red Carpet Events. 

Golden Door Film Festival was founded in 2010 by actor Bill Sorvino with the ideal that every film selected for our program and its team should have the keys to the “Golden Door”. Whether an emerging or established artist, you will treated like a star. We are an elite festival but never elitist. 

In addition to providing a forum for independent filmmakers, in 2014 we established a philanthropic arm dedicated to raising awareness about autism. We are committed to screening narratives and documentaries about autism from a variety of perspectives. In particular we seek to offer autistic people a platform to share their stories. We believe in the power of the arts, and especially film, to give a voice to those people who previously had none. Along with our annual festival we host events throughout the year that provide a space for people to experience and learn about autism. 

Sep 03, 2019