We have been eddied out in Anchorage for the past couple of days coming up with a game plan and enjoying the fruits of civilization, mainly the use of our cell phones and wireless Internet. With no home to return to in Dillingham (besides the red Ford F350 with a leaking cab) we decided to chill out, reflect on where we have been and where we are going. The project continues to growth in depth with each interview we get and in every new location we bust the camera out. It is going to be good and we have been spending a lot of time working the pro development side of things.
We are keeping our own politics out of the thread of the film and trying to have the pebble story tell itself. The Pro side has been difficult to get in with as most of our interviewees are very skeptical about our motives, which I don’t blame them for given our sponsors and interests.
We have managed to get a couple good interviews that bring light to the dark side and the more time you spend with the pro folks the more you realize these people really believe what they are telling you or they are getting paid really well or both. The passion just seems to be lacking, but maybe it is back to the money thing again.
Regardless we are doing our best to approach this holistically and keep it as neutral as possible. There seems to be strength in neutrality – just think of us as the Switzerland of documentary films. The story will tell itself, just wait and see…