A mountain climbing and fundraising project started by Somers resident Enzo Simone is being featured in an upcoming documentary film called “10 Mountains 10 Years.”
The film focuses on Simone’s climbing group, called “The Regulars.” They scale a mountain each year, and as part of their excursions the group raises money for various Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease organizations.
The group, which includes several northern Westchester residents, pay for their expenses out of their own pockets — including the costs of travel and gear, Simone said.
They started the project in 2006 on Mont Blanc in France, and in subsequent years The Regulars have scaled peaks in South America, Oregon, and Tanzania.
The film’s director, Jennifer Yee, spotted an on-line posting about The Regulars several years ago and contacted Simone about the possibility of doing a documentary. The film was done by Yee’s company, Los Angeles-based Back Light Productions.
The film, narrated by actress Anne Hathaway, is expected to be released this spring although the exact date is still being finalized. Bruce Springsteen contributed to the film’s soundtrack.
For more information about the documentary, go to the Back Light Productions Web site — www.backlightproductions.com.
You also might want to read a story I wrote about the film that will be published in the Sun., Feb. 21 edition of the Northern Westchester Express.
For information about how to donate to various Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s groups, contact Simone on his Facebook page — www.facebook.com/enzo.simone.
Photo: Film poster provided by Back Light Productions