Monday, November 15, 2010

MUSH (The Movie)

A Brief Cross-Promotional Post

So... I made this movie.

Longtime readers might know that I have a soft spot for the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

The last several years, I've gone up to Alaska for parts of the race (which runs more than a thousand miles from Anchorage to Nome, across some of the most beautiful -- and coldest -- areas of the world).

Although the race as a sporting event is amazing, I became fascinated by the rest of the race: the traditions, the rules regarding rest stops, the infrastructure of thousands of volunteers who come in from all over the world to make the race possible, and the inspiring personal stories of everyone involved.

The coverage of the race is great year after year (at least if you know where to find it), but there's very little coverage of all the other stuff.

I knew if someone could capture that other stuff, it would make a great movie. And no one else seemed to be making that movie.

So I did.

And now I'm thrilled that my Iditarod documentary MUSH will premiere in December at the Anchorage International Film Festival in December. Visit the movie's website and Facebook page.

I'll be up in Anchorage for the festival... so if you're around, come say hi.


thingy said...

That is terrific!


Holly A Hughes said...

It looks wonderful! Congratulations, and best of luck in getting this film out there so it can be seen by q wider audience. (I know how hard that is!)

Alex said...

Thanks thingy & Holly.