Short Movies/Videos


Outdoor Family, produced by Mark with Steve Condiotti in 1979, documents a group of older adults who spent their daytime hours at Hunter Island, an area off the northeast coast of The Bronx, in New York City.

Hunter Island is a wooded, undeveloped area that became a part of the mainland in 1937 when the New York City Parks Department constructed Orchard Beach with dredge material from the Rockaways in Queens, NY.

Grossman and Condiotti — both film making students at the time — befriended these unconventional yet personable group of seniors, and through this documentary, memorialized their daily routines, their unique bonds, and most importantly, their independent spirits.