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"Alaska Filmmakers" second web series to begin March 2

Posted: February 16, 2012 - 1:06am

On Friday, March 2, Tri-Seven Pictures will launch their second “Alaska Filmmakers” web series, a program aimed at highlighting individuals working in the Alaska film community. This season will feature 16 interviews examining different aspects of filmmaking through the stories and backgrounds of a featured guest. Hosts Joshua Lowman, D.K. Johnston and Stephanie Wonchala will be speaking with Alaska based actors, grips, writers, directors, and producers. New episodes will be released each Friday at www.alaskafilmmakers.com, and are free for public viewing.

Guests will include Sprocketheads co-founder and cinematographer Steve Rychetnik, writer and director of “On The Ice” Andrew Maclean, and UAF Film instructor Maya Salganek to name a few.

Each guest will talk about the various paths they undertook in joining the production field and what their creative process has become as they continue to work in today’s market. The show also touches on the use and progression of current production technology and techniques employed by today’s filmmakers in Alaska and around the world.

The “Alaska Filmmakers” series was created by D.K. Johnston and produced by Katherine R. Johnston. Together, with the support of the local community and Kickstarter.com, they were able to raise $10,000 to bring Series 2 to viewers. The funds allowed the program to travel around Alaska with cast and crew to talk about how the state’s film industry has changed over the years, and what the future might hold for this industry.

“The goal of the series is to help showcase Alaskan storytellers in hopes of lending a hand in opening lines of communication with filmmakers throughout the state,” said D.K. Johnston in a press release. “A big part of the process is networking and a willingness to educate and train more Alaskan crew members. In doing this we help establish our infrastructure, and make our state even more enticing to out-of-state productions. We hope you will all join us as we continue to move forward toward creating a sustainable industry here in Alaska, and enjoy listening to the stories each of us has to tell.”

For more information, visit www.alaskafilmmakers.com.

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