“You hunt for the people. Politics is for politicians. If you hunt for the people to serve the people, the Lord will reward you. It might not be now. It might be tens of years from now. He will reward you.”—the late Ross Ahngasuk, Barrow elder
i don't think hollywood is ready for a peek into a hunter's life
in my short personal experience with 'hollywood folk,' i don’t think they’re ready to see what i do as a hunter and provider for my family. specifically speaking, my newfound friends aren’t ready to see pictures of ’blood and guts.’
to hunt and provide for my family and other families is what i do. this is my reality. should i proceed with caution when building upon these new relationships or should i proceed with my savage self? this is a new question that i ask myself these days.
i don’t think hollywood is ready for a peek into a hunter’s real life. what do you think?
many people don’t realize how complicated and how tough it is to make a movie. wow. i have new found respect for the people involved to make a picture, to shoot a movie, to make something for our (the general public) viewing pleasure.
i’d like to give a bigquyana (thank you) to my coworkers: drew, ted, dermot, the beautiful ms. vinessa shaw, john p., ahmao, john k., kristen bell, rob and james, and others.
there are many different aspects of making a movie. in my limited experience in the movie industry, here are some different departments that come to mind: the director (kk!), assistant director (sd and ss!), the cinematographer (jb!), the grip crew (april and crew), the sound guys (craig, dave, and crew!), the props (hope, cj, rudy, and crew!), the electric wiring (thanks moishe and crew!), special effects (john and crew!), hair and make-up (tanya, patty, susan, jan, kelley, laura?, and trisha!), wardrobe (shay, dave, john v, and tess, and crew!), locations (tby, loren, jeff, brendan, wally the eskimo, shane, and crew!), the publicist (dave and crew!), the behind-the-scenes people (sandy, jeff, heidi, and crew!), and home base folks (joshua and crew!). big ups to the producers and executive producer. i know i forgot to mention to others and for that i am sorry.
thank you all to the people to make this production a success. the making of a movie is like an ice berg. you don’t see to the other 90%. eskimo power.
the other day i had lunch with one of my good friends. it was good food, great conversation and some realizations that surfaced that brought me to tears. i needed to communicate my thoughts and my buddy dave is a great listener.
this is going to be a powerful movie, on so many levels. eskimo power.