Private Project

The Legend 200 Years Later

Watch how the small village of Sleepy Hollow has become a prime Halloween destination for people all over the world because of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow", a tale by Washington Irving written 200 years ago.

  • Alyssa Rain Gilday-Fenger
  • Alyssa Rain Gilday-Fenger
  • Alyssa Rain Gilday-Fenger
  • Jonathan Kruk
    Key Cast
  • Anthony Baxter
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student
  • Genres:
    Halloween, Nonfiction, Informational
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 7, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - SUNY Purchase
Director Biography - Alyssa Rain Gilday-Fenger

Alyssa is a senior college student at The University of Tampa, pursuing her degree in Business Marketing with a minor in Film. Alyssa has been producing, directing, and editing films for over a decade. During the peak of the pandemic, Alyssa spent time at home in New York and studied film at Purchase College for one semester. During her time there, Alyssa directed and produced her first mini-documentary, alongside several other short films in various genres. Since then, Alyssa has been creating experimental film projects and editing promotional videos for business marketing.

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Director Statement

I've lived in the Westchester Hudson Valley almost my entire life. 20 minutes down the road from me, an old Dutch town holds a tale no one would be able to forget. From the 1700s to now, Sleepy Hollow has been the home to many. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and the Headless Horseman live along with them. Washington Irving was the author of the original ‘Legend of Sleepy Hollow’, who states “A drowsy, dreamy influence seems to hang over the land, and to pervade the very atmosphere.” I couldn't agree more, there is a spooky vibe going on in that little town, and I was eager to explore Sleepy Hollow and find out how the small village turned into a beloved Halloween destination.