Top Stories 2012: Ben Kingsley Movie Films In Chappaqua

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Film crew works on a scene for "A Birder's Guide to Everything" on Aug. 14 at 43 Old Mill Road in Chappaqua Photo Credit: Brian Marschhauser

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. ‒ The Chappaqua Daily Voice will head into the new year by counting down, in no particular order, the top 10 stories from 2012.

Residents were on the lookout for Academy Award-winner Ben Kinglsey over the summer when his film, "A Birder's Guide to Everything," shot scenes in Chappaqua. The movie was produced by Chappaqua resident Dan Lindau.

On Aug. 14, a small neighborhood off Bedford Road was transformed into a movie set and even featured Chappaqua residents as extras.

The movie, according to its Facebook page, follows the story of high school sophomore David Portnoy, who believes he's made the discovery of a lifetime, an extinct duck. The 15-year-old then recruits his friends to join him on a quest for the mysterious bird.

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