Wilton man plans film

WILTON – Chris Owen of Wilton Center is planning to make a documentary and would like to film part of it at the Recycling Center.

“My project is a documentary on how things that are worthless can be transformed into something useful,” he told selectmen on Monday, Oct. 27. “There would be just me. I would be at the Center three to five times for an hour or two each time.”

Selectmen said they had no problem with the plan provided Owen coordinated his visits with Center Director Steve Elliott to be sure he was not interfering with the regular work and that he had all proper releases if he talked with or filmed workers.

Owen displayed the elaborate camera he would use, said he would use a cordless microphone, and would develop a simple release form..

He said he had no title yet. “That will develop as I go on,” he said. “That’s how documentaries work.”

Elliott said it could be worked out.

Selectman Chairman Bill Condra said, “I have no problem with photographing what should be the natural progression” in the disposal of waste materials.

The film will be shown at the Town Hall Theater when completed, Owen said. “I’m excited about that.”

Owen said it would be his second film. His first was accepted by and will be shown at the state film festival in Concord on Nov. 7 and 9.

In other business on Monday, Selectmen voted to endorse the Eagle Scout project proposed by Michael Manning of Troop 10 and to provide a “letter of endorsement” for him to present to the Planning Board.

Manning wants to install a Smoky the Bear fire danger sign at the fire station and has received approval from Fire Chief Ray Dick.

Selectman Kermit Williams said, “We need to recognize their efforts,” and noted that part of an Eagle Scout project is to “learn how to meet with all of the various boards involved.”