Filmmakers Make Shetland Park Their Home

| October 18, 2016


Zingerplatz Pictures Inc., founded in 2002 by Joe Cultrera, and Filmmaker/Editor Perry Hallinan are 2 film production companies located at Shetland Park in Salem.  Sharing a creative space where both Joe and Perry are able to bounce ideas off one another and from time to time work on projects together, is a trend that has worked well with many of the creative arts community.

Joe Cultrera works as an editor for television shows. His client base is a mixture from NYC and local organizations. He has directed films including Hand of God, Witch City and Leather Soul to name a few. He has also edited projects for clients such as the Rolling Stones and networks such as PBS, A&E, Discovery, Court TV, Food Network and many others.”

Perry Hallinan works as an editor and cinematographer with clients from Boston, San Francisco and as well from the local region. His Project focus is turning toward our municipal infrastructures response to evolving demands of population growth, aging systems and climate change. Recent clients include the South Essex Sewage District, The New England American Public Works Association, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and The Towns of Danvers and Marblehead. The most recent project was developed for the Civic and Environmental Engineering Consulting Firm, Fuss & O’Neill, about Stormwater Utilities in Massachusetts and the EPA’s MS4 permit.

When asked about their activity with the Salem Film Fest  (Salem Film Fest, celebrating its 10th year, is one of New England’s largest documentary film festivals, presenting a rich and diverse collection of the year’s best international work. It is scheduled for March 2-9, 2017) and Salem Sketches  and how they met, Perry Hallinan commented, “Joe is one of the founders of the Salem Film Fest.  He began the festival 10 years ago with Rinus Oosthoek and Paul Van Ness. I met Joe after relocating back to Salem from San Francisco. When Joe and I began sharing an office space I slowly got involved with the film fest. We started producing short films about Salem for the film fest in 2013 called Salem Sketches, of which the Shetland Park Video is one installment. These films were a way to connect the local experiences with the global stories. At first it was just Joe and I recording and editing the videos. To date there are over 50 Salem Sketches made by local and visiting film makers.”  (

When asked why they moved their business to Shetland Park last year from another location in Salem, Perry explained that they had outgrown their old space and Shetland Park not only had the space they needed now, but also offered the option for room to grow.  When asked what they liked best about being a tenant of Shetland Park, Perry Hallinan said, “I enjoy the mixture of businesses in this old textile Mill Building. Shetland houses a diverse cross section of businesses from the area; having all of these diverse tenants in one area feels healthy to me from a community perspective.  Parking, close to downtown yet removed from the congestion and with a freight elevator to lug equipment up and down the flights helps. The Green Tomato Cafe  is also a plus. Good people that care about what they serve.”

Shetland Park is North Shore’s premier waterfront business center, on thirty acres with magnificent views of Salem Harbor and more. Shetland Park provides office space from their new Rent-A-Desk Program to 50,000 square feet, light manufacturing, R&D, and warehouse space from 1,000 to 50,000 square feet, and self-storage space in a large variety of sizes to suit your needs. Whatever your business requires, Shetland Park has it at competitive rates, in an attractive, secure setting, with plenty of parking. Our Hallmark: Happy Tenants!

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