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From high school to producing movies

It's no exaggeration to say that Richard Switzer is on the filmmaking fast-track. Six months ago, he was graduating from Robert E. Fitch Senior High School in Groton. Today, at age 18, he's producing a Lifetime movie starring Eric Roberts and Tracy Nelson.

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"A Fatal Obsession," a movie for the Lifetime network is being produced by 18-year-old Fitch High School graduate Richard Switzer, center, as crews film scenes for the movie at Chacers Bar and Grill in Norwich Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. Colin Chase, left, 19, looks on.

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Actors Christine Cartell, of New York, and David Winning, also of New York, on the set of "A Fatal Obsession," a movie for the Lifetime network at Chacers Bar and Grill in Norwich Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. The movie is being produced by 18-year-old Fitch High School graduate Richard Switzer.

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Ivy C. Rashkover, left, of New York, the key make-up artist on the set of "A Fatal Obsession," a movie for the Lifetime network, touches up the make-up on actress Remi Moses, daughter of actress Tracy Nelson, as production crews film scenes at Chacers Bar and Grill in Norwich Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.

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Actress Tracy Nelson, left, and her daughter Remi Moses, also an actress, work with production crews filming a scenes for "A Fatal Obsession," a movie for the Lifetime network at Chacers Bar and Grill in Norwich Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.

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Jenny Thompson of Rochester, N.Y., a still photographer on the set of "A Fatal Obsession," a movie for the Lifetime network being shot at Chacers Bar and Grill in Norwich, checks her phone during down time Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.

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"A Fatal Obsession", a movie for the Lifetime network is being produced by 18-year-old Fitch High School graduate Richard Switzer, center, as crews film scenes for the movie at Chacers Bar and Grill in Norwich Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014.