Actors in the movie Fort Apache
The film made by a local student as part of his college program now has an online home.
“Fort Apache,” the film created by Westport Central School graduate Addison Mehr as part of his senior project at NYU, can now be found online through the video sharing site vimeo.com
Vimeo is a U.S.-based video-sharing site that focuses on longer videos, such as shorts and movies.
In “Fort Apache,” scenes from Westport, Port Henry and Lake Placid come across the screen as Mehr decided to use his hometown and the region as the backdrop for his film.
“It was great to be able to shoot the film here where I grew up,” Mehr said previously. “It started out to be a short film that we wanted to be around 15 minutes. It was never supposed to be a feature,” he said.
During a showing at the Whallonsburg Grange, people in the audience whispered to each other as they saw familiar sites like the Stevenson Road Railroad crossing, Camp Dudley Road, Main Street and the Horse racing announcers stand in Westport; storefronts in Port Henry and the Palace Theatre in Lake Placid. Many local names were also listed in the credits to the movie, including a number of people who were in attendance for what Mehr called “the Adirondack premiere.”
Mehr said that the movie took seven days of shooting, followed by editing and putting together the final cut.
“I wouldn’t want to change anything about this because there is something very magical about it,” Mehr said. “A bunch of people came together to put something like this together in a short amount of time.”
“Fort Apache” can be found at vimeo.com/80205984.