Town to Review Film Permit for Bedford Hills

The production company Hit the Ground Running is requesting the town's permission to film next month in Depot Plaza, where Metro North will provide a train to "arrive" at the station for scenes for an upcoming documentary.

A New York City-based film production company will present a proposal to the town board Tuesday night for filming scenes for its upcoming documentary film in Depot Plaza next month.

Melody Roscher of the Madison Avenue film company, Hit the Ground Running, is scheduled to appear for the board to request permission for a crew of about 30 people and 15 vehicles—and a cherry picker to elevate the camera for some scenes—to set up in the Depot Plaza parking lot in April.

If weather permits, they may shoot earlier, Roscher said in a phone call with Patch.

Plot details were not immediately available but Roscher said the film would be a documentary. The filming would take place mostly in the overnight hours, beginning April 13 at 7 p.m. and wrapping up April 14 by 5:45 a.m., their permit application indicates.

The application also notes that Metro North will provide a train that will "arrive at the station" on the southbound track for filming purposes.

Energize update, new police officer

The town will also hear an update on the Energize program, the town's energy retrofit program, and a new component called the "Energize Starter Town Program," presented by Mark Thielking and Tom Bregman.

In addition, the town is expected to approve the appointment of Marc C. Whalen as a new police officer. Whalen, a six-year veteran of the New York State Parks Police department, fills the vacancy left by the retirement of John Dunn.

The meeting is preceded by a public hearing on revisions to town law around special permit uses. Among the proposed revisions are plans to grant the planning board authority to approve permits for the construction of public utility transmission lines and substations.

For the full agenda and backup documents, click here.

Mitch Horn March 05, 2013 at 02:30 PM
A "Documentary" that has a crew of 30, 15 Vehicles and a Cherry Picker? Seriously, Pennebaker and the Maysles would be appalled. This isn't Documentary, this is "Recreation" and it may be many things, but it is NOT Documentary.
Don Pachner March 05, 2013 at 04:30 PM
I'll second that...how does this fit into the "documentary" category? I've studied documentary film production with a professor who spent six years documenting the gentrification of a neighborhood through concientious work 'documenting" the transition. What the article describes is not documentary film work in my understandiong of the term.
Lisa Buchman March 05, 2013 at 04:38 PM
We'll keep you posted after tonight's meeting! Thanks for your comments.
Georgia March 06, 2013 at 02:34 AM
Are extras needed
Georgia March 06, 2013 at 02:35 AM
And if so how can when can we audition


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