“Stand Up” Makes World Premiere at Guild Hall

The Block Paddle, where paddlers travel from Montauk to Block Island. Courtesy photos

In 2008, Ed Cashin and Fred Doss teamed up and founded Paddlers for Humanity — a humble, grassroots non-profit dedicated to bettering the lives of children and families through mental and physical health initiatives.

A decade — and $1.8 million raised — later, the organization has become an East End force, known for its annual charity event The Block Challenge, an 18-mile, open-ocean paddle from Montauk Point to Block Island, and the focus of “Stand Up.”

Filmed by Sag Harbor-based media company NY 360 East and produced by Thomas O’Donoghue, with music by Inda Eaton, the documentary will make its world premiere on Friday, June 15, at 7 p.m. at Guild Hall in East Hampton.

“‘Stand Up’ captures the ways in which one local organization can profoundly and positively impact the lives of many,” according to a press release. “It is a film that highlights the importance of community and the emotional rewards that come from giving back.”

Tickets are $20, or $10 for students and seniors, and the screening will be followed by a reception at the East Hampton theater, located at 158 Main Street. For more information, please visit p4h.org or guildhall.org.