Film recounts story of Eau Claire native during WWII

Remaining Ad Time Ad - 00:00

Eau Claire (WQOW) — A filmmaker from Eau Claire is bringing a remarkable story back home.

Ryan Allsop wrote and directed the short film “Mount Liptak.” It’s based on a true story of a 15-year-old Eau Claire boy, Lester Liptak, who happens to be Allsop’s uncle. Liptak lied about his age so he could enlist in the Navy during World War II.

Allsop told News 18 the film is really about how tens of thousands of children fought for this country’s freedom, and he wanted to share their stories and not let them be forgotten.

“Mount Liptak” has won awards and recognition at several other film festivals across the country, such as ‘Best Wisconsin Short Film’ at the Beloit International Film Festival, a platinum Remy Award at ‘World Fest’ in Houston, TX, along with ‘Best Drama Short’ at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival Awards in November 2017.

Allsop said he has his hopes set on creating a longer version of this film to make it to the big screen.

You can watch “Mount Liptak” at the Eau Claire World Film Festival on October 20.

Samantha Wensel

Samantha Wensel

More News

STORMTRACKER 18 WEATHER
Osseo
42°
Menomonie
Chetek
39°
Durand
45°
Ladysmith
41°
Neillsville
36°
Rice Lake
40°
New Richmond
42°
Black River Falls
43°
Medford
30°
River Falls
43°
Duluth
42°
Green Bay
40°
La Crosse
44°
Madison
41°
Milwaukee
46°
Twin Cities
44°
Weather Outlook: Chilly again today, but warmer temps are ahead!

Weather Outlook: Chilly again today, but warmer temps are ahead!

The last time Eau Claire observed a high temperature above average was October 3rd when the high was 75 degrees.

Connect With WQOW
Top Stories

UPDATE: 4 from Loyal, including 3 kids, killed in Apostle Island kayak incident

Sheriff Michael Brennan said Erik Fryman, 39, and his kids 3, 6 and 9-years-old died. The mom, Cari Mews, 29,

NEW: Missing Mondovi man found dead Wednesday afternoon

According to Mondovi Police Chief Colin Severson, the department is looking or Nathan D. Kummer who was reported missing by

UPDATE: Gas leak contained in Boyd

Boyd's fire chief told News 18 crews were digging up a leaking water line at Double D's Saloon and workers

Sex offender faces new charges in Eau Claire

A convicted sex offender living in Eau Claire is charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a

UPDATE: Middleton shooter was employee of business where he opened fire

The Middlelton Police department sent a phone message to residents about an active shooter.

Scroll to top
Skip to content