Old Rochester Community TV is pleased to announce the broadcast premiere of local filmmaker Gary Lawrence’s latest documentary film, “Backyard Pilots.” The film, which premiered in Rochester to a live audience of several hundred guests at the “Arch at the Meadow” event facility on June 26, chronicles the long-time friendship of local pilots Glenn Lawrence and Steve Sperry.
Lawrence first conceptualized the project over a decade ago while he was still a student at Old Rochester Regional High School. When asked what inspired him to create the film he said, “Backyard Pilots is a short documentary about Meadow Muffin Airstrip and the pilots who call it home. I filmed and edited this short film by myself as a passion project; it took me much longer than I would like to admit.”
“Backyard Pilots” will debut on ORCTV this Sunday evening, July 25, at 8:00 pm on the station’s public channel (channel 36 for Verizon customers or channel 9 for Comcast subscribers). Additional showings are scheduled for Wednesday and Friday evenings at 6:30 pm, and Sundays at 11:00 am and 8:00 pm throughout the month of August.