Congratulations to Zack Schwartz, originally of Niagara Falls now living in New York City, for his impressive pre-production of a 96-minute feature family friendly film that tells about Twain’s first visit to Niagara. Shooting will continue in the spring. This film, augmented with a gorgeous graphic novel that is 30% complete, an historical GPS guided tour, and interactive live shows tells about the “Niagara” story found in Twain’s publication of 1873.

Twain, whose real name was Samuel Clemens, was living in nearby Buffalo at the time.

Here’s how Zach Schwartz describes his work on Twain, “Mark Twain’s Niagara is an adventurous adaptation of the Niagara Story written by Mark Twain, first published in 1875.The adventure begins as Twain travels to Niagara Falls for the first time in his life and experiences the wonder, mystery, action and history of the region.