Actors in the movie Fort Apache
Photo by Katherine Clark.
continued On the day of shooting, the Library Lawn was taken over by tents, large cameras, heavy lights, and a crew from NYU that moved between sending traffic away from the closed street to readying the set and actors.
As scene 11 begins, the films star, Hale Lytle, who plays the lead character, jumps from the back of a 1940 Ford truck with actors Lindsay Burge and Fayelyn Bilodeau.
The section of roadway from Bradamount Realty to Me and My Girls Cafe had been closed from about 11 p.m. until 3 a.m. causing the late night traffic to be detoured around the library lawn.
The K & D Deli exterior was transformed into a barber shop, the Besssboro shop into a dress shop and a grocery in their other window and the windows of Bradamount Realty was transformed into a hat shop.
The film was financially funded in part by supporters through the website, Kickstarter. Also, filmmaker Martin Scorsese donated a signed poster to help fund Mehr’s project. Mehr had worked with the director of such works as Goodfellas, The Departed and Taxi Driver, on a project over the summer. Scorsese will be giving the poster to offer support to the young filmmaker.
Mehr said the film will be in post-production for several months and hopes to have a screening in the area, most likely at the Palace Theatre in Lake Placid. Those who donated to help fund the film project through Kickstarter will be sent a digital download as soon as the film is finished.