Filmmakers Ryan Balton, Nick Troiano, and Brett Fuchs
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Delaware Valley High School '07, Syracuse University '11
Director, Co-Writer, Co-Producer, Director of Photography, Editor
Delaware Valley High School '06, Allegheny College '10
Delaware Valley High School '07, Georgetown University
Co-Writer, Host, Co-Producer
TRT 14 minutes
Awards and Honors
National History Day Regional Competition- Penn State Wilkes-Barre, PA (March 2006)
1st Place for "group documentary"
Black Bear Film Festival- Milford, PA (October 2006)
Official premiere at "Envirofest"
The History Channel: Save Our History
Top 25 local history documentaries in the nation (May 2007)
Delaware Valley Arts Alliance DIGit Festival- Narrowsburg, NY (Sept. 2007)
Shown to audiences for the Dingmans Ferry Historical Society, Friends of the Delaware Water Gap, Pike County Conservation District, Pike County Historical Society, and others
Recgonized in scholarships by the International Cinematographers Guild, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and Pencor Services
Controversy on the Delaware
A Look Upstream at the Tocks Island Dam Project
In the aftermath of the ravaging 1955 flood, the Army Corps of Engineers set out to construct a dam across the Delaware River. The Tocks Island Dam would create a lake and recreational area consuming 70,000 acres of farmland and residential property. The short video documentary exposes the grassroots environmental movement by local residents and the stand they took against the project.
The land is now the National Park Service's Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.Controversy on the Delaware was originally a school project for the National History Day competition in March 2006. Since then, it has received local and national acclaim and has sold hundreds of copies on DVD.
Now available to check out at any Pike County Public Library branch!