Keep It Lean
Our production crew from the Lower 48 will usually consist of the project's founder/producers and the film professionals who will be leading the filmmaking workshop throughout the late spring and summer of 2016. It has been our intent from the onset of this project to engage the locals as fully as we can in the production. During our trip in July of this year, we met several young people who were not only interested in the technical side of filmmaking, but who were pretty talented, as well.
We Are Outcome Driven
When we started following this story six years ago, we were driven by a feeling that people should know . . . no, that they would want to know what was transpiring on the northern fringe of our country. The Yup'ik are a remarkable, warm, and vibrant people and to know them is to admire them. As we followed the story, did our research, and spoke with a many people close to the issue, we started gaining a perspective on how our story could do more than just raise awareness. We may only be able to help in modest ways, but we're undertaking this project to do all we can to bring attention to these amazing people, their fishery, and how decisions we make as consumers can help them rebuild their economy.
We are delighted to be the the recipients of a service grant from the Creative Visions Foundation, renewing a collaboration with some old friends who do amazing work with creative activism. They will be helping us over the coming year to expand our capacity building efforts and the reach of our impact campaign.