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A documentary film exploring what transforms ordinary people into the legendary 46ers.
A documentary film exploring what transforms ordinary people into the legendary 46ers.
A documentary film exploring what transforms ordinary people into the legendary 46ers.
235 backers pledged $14,681 to help bring this project to life.

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The 46ers Film Update October 2015


Good afternoon! 

The 46ers Film has screened in a few select theaters around New York State over the past two months. We have been thrilled to meet so many supporters from New York City to Lake Placid to Buffalo. Only a few more screenings are available, please check out our website to find the remaining locations and dates for these public screenings:    We are excited to announce that the film will soon be going to our partnering PBS affiliate, WCNY of Syracuse, NY. The folks at WCNY have offered to be a presenting station for The 46ers Film. Having a partnering PBS affiliate will help the film be distributed through television to far more people than we could ever do on our own.   The team at WCNY is working not only for distribution of the documentary throughout NY State, but is working hard to reach a potentially national audience.     

Since the film is being prepared for television distribution on PBS, our screenings will need to come to an end. We cannot add any new screenings beyond the ones already planned. In addition, WCNY requested that we do not sell any DVDs or Blu-rays while the film is airing on television. Exclusivity is a vital part of successful promotion to PBS affiliates. Offering the DVDs/Blu-rays for stations to use for fund raising is also very important. Although we will not be selling any new DVDs / Blu-rays during this time, we are in negotiations to allow us to fulfill our commitments to our supporters who donated on KickStarter, IndieGoGo, and through our website via Squarespace and Paypal. 

During IndieGoGo we estimated the DVDs would ship in October. This was only an estimate. In July, we sent an update stating that we hoped to ship the DVDs in time for Christmas.  At the time, we did not have this incredible opportunity for statewide distribution through PBS. Now we need to work with WCNY to both fulfill our commitments to you, our amazing supporters, and to help to keep the product as exclusive as possible. We hope to deliver the DVDs and Blu-rays to all of those who supported us during our fundraising campaigns before any DVD/Blu-rays become available through PBS. Those of you who donated should be the very first to receive a DVD/Blu-ray of the film, however, the timing of all this is still in negotiations. This is a fluid process and these things take time.  Thank you for your patience through this process, it is greatly appreciated! As soon as we know definite delivery dates and details about airings on Public Television we will share this information.

Thanks again for your support, we could not have made the film without you!
- Arche Productions Team

Coming Soon to a Theater Near You!

Coming soon to a theater near you! 

The 46ers Film is scheduled to play in several theaters around New York State! 

Coming Soon!
Coming Soon!

 Click for more info about screenings in the following cities

Paul Smith's, NY  (premiere screening) 
Lake Placid, NY 
Albany, NY
Rome, NY 
Buffalo, NY

For backers who gave $250 or more, you can redeem your free ticket at any of the screening events except the Paul Smith's Premiere / Fundraiser event on August 29th. Please contact us and let us know where you would like to redeem your ticket! 

Don't see a city near you? Help us bring the film to you!

Contact your local theater and request The 46ers Film to be shown there. Have them contact our team ( or through the form on our site) and we will try to make it happen!

We hope to see you there!
Best regards & good hiking!

- Blake Cortright
Director, The 46ers

The 46ers Film Premiere TICKET INFO

The 46ers Film Premiere Ticket Info:

Tickets go on sale Friday 7/17/2015 at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased at the link below.

Special one night only with a Meet and Great of cast and crew, light fare, soft drinks, cash bar, guest speakers, and the first public screening of The 46ers Film​. The premiere is a fundraiser hosted by the ADK Highpeaks​ Foundation at The VIC at Paul Smiths College. Proceeds from this event will go to support the ADK Summit Steward program and The 46ers Film.

The VIC at Paul Smiths is an intimate venue perfect for the film's release but is limited in capacity and therefore a limited number of tickets available. Hope to see you there!

Tickets go on sale Friday 7/17/2015 at 10:00 a.m. and can be purchased here for $46 per person:

We are working on other screenings in select New York theaters and will announce those in the coming weeks. Backers who donated $250 and above can claim their pre-broadcast screening tickets at these screenings. However, because the premiere is a joint fundraiser hosted by the ADK HighPeaks Foundation and seating is so limited, the pre-broadcast tickets do not apply to this event.

- Arche Productions Team

The 46ers Film Premiere Screening! It's Finally Here!!!

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Big News! We have a date for the premiere!!!

It's been a long time coming, but we've finally secured a location and a date for the premiere of The 46ers! 

This Official Announcement will appear on our Facebook Page later today:
We are pleased to announce the premiere screening of The 46ers Film!

The premiere and a meet and greet reception will be held at the VIC theater at Paul Smith's College on Saturday, August 29th at 6:30 p.m. as a joint fundraiser for the film and The Adirondack High Peaks Foundation.

Details on ticket sales to follow. Stay tuned, because seating will be very limited.

We will be announcing other screenings around the state. Backers who gave $250 can redeem their pre-broadcast ticket at these events. 

Thank you again for your incredible support. Three years ago this film was just a dream, but because of you, we have a movie. I can't wait to share it with you, and I hope you enjoy it :) We expect the DVDs will ship in time for Christmas!

Best Regards & Good Hiking,
- Blake Cortright
and the Arche Productions Team

Event Details Coming Soon
Event Details Coming Soon

Post Production Audio Begins!

Watching (and listening to) the documentary!
Watching (and listening to) the documentary!

Our team met with the talented artists and engineers at White Lake Music & Post to spot The 46ers Film earlier this afternoon. At the end of our nearly 3 hour meeting, we began this critical stage of post production.

Thanks you to everyone who helped support us along the way, and to everyone who backed our recent IndieGoGo campaign to help cover these costs.

Keep an eye on the official facebook page ( ) and our website as post production moves along and we announce our limited release dates and locations!
Also, head over to our facebook to see the rest of the photos from our event today!

- Arche Productions Team