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Alumni film explores aftermath of 9/11 crash in rural Pennsylvania

August 21, 2013 | Syracuse University Magazine

Laura Beachy ’12 will never forget being in her sixth-grade English class on September 11, 2001, when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field in Stonycreek Township, only 15 miles away from her school. The terrorist attack forever changed … Continue reading

TV Interview: 9/11 Documentary “We Were Quiet Once” Created Locally

November 15, 2012 | Central PA Live on CBS/WTAJ-TV, State College, PA

Click here to watch Laura Beachy and Ryan Balton discuss the film on Central PA Live A fundraising campaign helped a local young filmmaker create a September 11 documentary. Somerset native, 22-year-old Laura Beachy, produced the film “We Were Quiet … Continue reading

TV Package: Somerset Native Finishing Flight 93 Documentary

November 13, 2012 | NBC/WJAC-TV, Johnstown/Altoona/State College, PA

Somerset native Laura Beachy, along with Ryan Balton, debuted the documentary “We Were Quiet Once” at the Flight 93 Chapel on Saturday. Click here to watch the video on WJAC’s website Originally aired on WJAC-TV’s 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts … Continue reading

Collegian rolls thesis into Flight 93 film: Special screening slated for Saturday in memorial chapel

November 8, 2012 | The Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Somerset native Laura Beachy, 22, stands next to the Flight 93 Memorial, early in its construction. Beachy’s Flight 93 documentary, “We Were Quiet Once,” will have a special public feedback screening starting at noon Saturday at the Flight 93 Memorial … Continue reading

Student reporters interview 9/11 filmmakers

November 2, 2012 | Times Herald-Record, Middletown, NY

Sixth-grade reporters from Delaware Valley Elementary School recently had the opportunity to interview a filmmaker who graduated from their school district just five years ago. The DVE-News/TV club from Delaware Valley Elementary School met with Ryan Balton, a 2007 Delaware … Continue reading

“We Were Quiet Once” Documentary To be Released in January

October 22, 2012 | PAHomepage.com / WBRE Eyewitness News, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA

A local filmmaker’s documentary about the impact of the crash of Flight 93 was successfully funded this weekend. Dingman Township native, 23-year-old Ryan Balton, is co-producing the film “We Were Quiet Once.” The feature-length documentary shows how the crash of … Continue reading

Local filmmaker’s Flight 93 documentary successfully funded

| Abington Journal, Clarks Summit, PA

A local filmmaker’s documentary about the impact of the crash of Flight 93 was successfully funded this weekend. Dingman Township native, 23-year-old Ryan Balton, is co-producing the film “We Were Quiet Once.” The feature-length documentary shows how the crash of … Continue reading

Last week to support local filmmaker’s 9/11 documentary

October 15, 2012 | The Abington Journal, Clarks Summit, PA

This week is the last chance to support the fundraising campaign for a local young filmmaker’s Sept. 11 documentary. Dingman Township native, 23-year-old Ryan Balton, is co-producing the film “We Were Quiet Once.” The feature-length documentary shows how the crash … Continue reading

Film: ‘We Were Quiet Once’: How Flight 93 affected Pennsylvania community

October 3, 2012 | The Independent Mail, Anderson, South Carolina

Laura Beachy has spent the last two years trying to illustrate the lasting effects of the Flight 93 crash on residents in Pennsylvania’s Somerset County — a storyline that often takes a natural back seat to profiles on the victims … Continue reading

‘We Were Quiet Once’: Film tells of effects Flight 93 had on Somerset

October 1, 2012 | The Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh, PA

Laura Beachy has spent the last two years trying to illustrate the lasting effects of the Flight 93 crash on residents in Somerset County — a story line that often takes a natural backseat to profiles on the victims and … Continue reading

Local filmmaker seeks funds Sept. 11 documentary

| The Daily American, Somerset, PA

Terry Butler was working at the Stoystown Auto Wreckers salvage yard along Route 30 when the plane went down. “I could tell it was flying too low and too fast for being in these mountains,” the Somerset resident said, recalling … Continue reading

Documentary to shed light on 9/11 in Somerset County

September 28, 2012 | Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh, PA

Laura Beachy’s sixth-grade teacher at Eagle View Elementary was supposed to turn off the television on Sept. 11, 2001, to keep the children from panicking after terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and just 15 miles from their school in … Continue reading

Doc film to shed light on 9/11 in Somerset County

| KTVU / FOX 2, Oakland, California

Laura Beachy’s sixth-grade teacher at Eagle View Elementary was supposed to turn off the television on Sept. 11, 2001, to keep the children from panicking after terrorist attacks in New York, Washington and just 15 miles from their school in … Continue reading

Local filmmaker produces 9/11 documentary

September 13, 2012 | The River Reporter, Narrowsburg, NY

Eleven years since the September 11 terrorist attacks, a local filmmaker has joined the production team of a documentary that uncovers a story from that day that most people don’t know. Ryan Balton, who grew up in Dingman Township and … Continue reading

Filmmaker with local Ties Makes 9/11 Documentary

| WBRE-TV/NBC, PA Live!, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, PA

Ryan Balton, a native of Dingman Twp., and graduate of Delaware Valley H.S., has joined the team of “We Were Quiet Once” – a 9/11 documentary that features the stories who witnessed the attack in Shanksville, PA. Aired on PA … Continue reading

Delaware Valley grad producing documentary on Flight 93

September 10, 2012 | Pocono Record, Monroe/Pike County, PA

Eleven years since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, a local filmmaker has joined the production team of a documentary that uncovers a little-known story from that day. Ryan Balton, a 2007 graduate of Delaware Valley High School, is supervising the … Continue reading

Local filmmaker hopes to take 9/11 documentary all the way

May 2, 2012 | Tribune-Democrat, Johnstown, PA

Sept. 11, 2001 is a date etched into collective memory. Ask any American “where they were” when they heard a plane hit the World Trade Center shortly before 9 a.m. on that Tuesday and they’ll most likely return a vivid … Continue reading

Student-produced documentary reveals life after witnessing attack

May 1, 2012 | Daily Orange, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY

Laura Beachy challenged her audience, who gathered for the screening of her new film about what happens to witnesses. “In history books someone had to witness an event to make it memorable,” Beachy said. “But what happens to the witnesses … Continue reading

Syracuse University students hosts free screening for documentary about effects of Flight 93 crash on 9/11

April 27, 2012 | The Post Standard, Syracuse, NY

What happens when your hometown becomes known for a tragedy? Laura Beachy was 11 years old on Sept. 11, 2011 when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in Shanksville, Pa. The crash happened 7 miles from her home, and forever changed … Continue reading

Student film on 9/11 to be screened at Newhouse April 30

April 20, 2012 | SU News, Syracuse, NY

“We Were Quiet Once,” a film by Newhouse students Laura Beachy and Cory Sage, will be screened on Monday, April 30, at 5 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium in Newhouse 3. A Q-and-A and reception will follow.

Somerset grad making Flight 93 documentary

February 29, 2012 | Daily American, Somerset County, PA

Two filmmakers have joined the ranks of those capturing the memories and stories of those affected by the crash of United Flight 93 in Stonycreek Township on Sept. 11, 2001. Syracuse University students Laura Beachy, a Somerset native, and Cory … Continue reading

Somerset grad’s early news exposure led to filmmaking career

February 25, 2012 | Daily American, Somerset County, PA

Laura Beachy, 21, had her life change on the first anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, when she was allowed to get into a Fox News Channel van. The summer before she had met the same crew at the Quecreek Mine … Continue reading

Beachy to be keynote speaker

September 8, 2011 | Daily American, Somerset County, PA

Laura E. Beachy, daughter of Wilbert H. Beachy III and Linda S. (Paul) Beachy, Somerset, has been chosen as the keynote student speaker for the ceremony commemorating the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 at Syracuse University. The theme of her … Continue reading