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Homegrown Movie Films at Yorktown Town Hall

Crew members prepare to film a scene inside town hall. Credits: Brian Marschhauser
Equipment is set up to film a scene inside the town clerk's office. Credits: Brian Marschhauser
Somers resident Charles Comparetto tweaks his script before shooting a scene. Credits: Brian Marschhauser
Crews set up outside of town hall. Credits: Brian Marschhauser

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Scenes for “Ghost in the Graveyard,” a supernatural thriller written by Charles Comparetto of Somers, were filmed in Yorktown Town Hall on Saturday.

The movie revolves around three girls playing a game called Ghost in the Graveyard, one of whom tragically dies in an accident and then returns to visit her friends when they are older.

On Saturday, Comparetto and his crew turned town hall into a police station, where two pivotal scenes take place. Actors on set Saturday included Nikki Blonski (“Hairspray”), Royce Johnson (“Daredevil”) and Joseph D'Onofrio (“Goodfellas,” “A Bronx Tale”).

Comparetto, a Wall Street financier for three decades, is taking a sabbatical to produce the movie, which is being filmed locally. He wrote the script more than a decade ago. The film is being funded by private investors and is being produced by Comparetto's company, Cellar Door LLC.

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