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Alaska Long Hunters (2021)

This award winning story follows the life of a young pilot who flew in Alaska’s frontier arctic. Experience the front-seat thrills of bush planes and helicopters operating in the most dangerous conditions on earth, airborne among the magnificent mountains, g... read more

Completed On: 01 May, 2021

Duration: 1 hr 1 min 56 sec

Genres: Documentary

Country: United States

Director: Mark D. Rose

Submitted By: Mark Rose

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This award winning story follows the life of a young pilot who flew in Alaska’s frontier arctic. Experience the front-seat thrills of bush planes and helicopters operating in the most dangerous conditions on earth, airborne among the magnificent mountains, glaciers and rivers that only Alaska has to offer. Includes true-life experiences of accidents, comradeship, humor and heartbreak of life in early Alaska, gone forever when dismantled into parks in the 1980’s. Based on the book Last of the Long Hunters by Mark Rose, the scene opens with an early history of the Great Land and those that lived in it through interviews with several life-long Alaskans, including Hilda Lidner, Ray Atkins and Gale Ranny to name a few. Leading up to the introduction of the authors use of a new tool of transport – the single engine airplane, but not without extracting a terrible price. Experience what it was like to growing up among the dangerous game, hunting the massive caribou herds and absorbing the greatness of the county. Pilots will gain from the flying experiences related, and every boy, man and aviator will be compelled to grapple with its final truth, concluding with a crisis encounter that forever changed the pilot's life forever. Filmed on Location in Alaska. Premiere's Spring 2020. www.alaskalonghunters.com
  • Producers
    Mark D. Rose
  • Film Type
    Documentary
  • Genres
    Adventure, religion
  • Runtime
    1 hours 1 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date
    01 May, 2021
  • Production Budget
    499998 USD
  • Country of Origin
    United States
  • Country of Filming
    United States
  • Film Language
    English
  • Shooting Format
    mp4
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Film Color
    Color
  • Student Project
    No
  • First-time Filmmaker
    Yes

NRB
Nashille, Tenn
Nashville, Tenn

Director's Biography

Mark D. Rose was born in Corvallis, Oregon to a logging family seasoned in the outdoors. At an early age he and his family moved to Alaska, where he was raised near Juneau, Alaska. Immersing himself in that challenging environ, he early took up aviation, focusing his career for the next decades, eventually thrown into the construction of the Alaska Pipeline as a helicopter fleet manager, tasked with building out the mountain network vital to the project. Rose worked and flew in those extremes which pushed he and his colleagues to the edge on many occasions, teaching life lessons that only Alaska and the mountains can.

Mark was always fascinated with photography, attested by the photo albums he collected based on the experiences he witnessed and documented along the way. Eventually earning multiple patents in wireless, Mark moved from high-tech to writing and now to now to film, seeing that the current generation would rather watch than read, so here I am!

Director's Statement

As a pilot and later fleet manager, tasked with building out the mountain network for the Alaska pipeline in the 70's, I worked and flew in those extremes which pushed my self and colleagues to the edge on many occasions, teaching life lessons that only Alaska and the mountains can. Out of such was birthed the volume "Last of the Long Hunters" (2015), the basis of this film. This is my life and of those this film seeks to document. It's both history yet all non-fiction, so please enjoy and believe! Directors note: This is an ALL NEW VERSION of the worldwide classic, adding the Gayle Ranney search and rescue story! English subtitles included.

3 Reviews
  • Very unique project !

    12 Sep, 2020

  • Wonderful storytelling. Best Wishes!!!

    12 Sep, 2020

    Katelynn  Peterson
    Response from Project Creater:

    Katelynn,

    Thank you for taking the time to review this for us. We are currently working on a feature film version. All the best -

    Mark Rose
    Producer

    12 Sep, 2020
  • A beautiful story of a filer.

    12 Sep, 2020

    Marcello Villiagram
    Response from Project Creater:

    Marcello,

    Thank you, appreciate the positive review and comment. Did you notice we were flying French helicopters? We are preparing for a feature film with much more plus exciting flying scenes!

    Kind Regards,
    Mark Rose

    12 Sep, 2020
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