The last time we sent out an update, we had just returned from Denali and were excited to get started turning the expedition into a film. Well, six months has flown by, we've been busy, and we have quite a lot of news to share.
First, hold on to your seats, because we've just released the official promo for the film. We're pretty excited about how's it's turned out, and we would love to hear what you think as well.
The other big news is that one of our photos is on the cover of Sierra Magazine this month. This is just one of many examples of your support directly promoting diversity in the outdoors.
NOLS events around the country have also been using our footage and photographs to help generate excitement about the outdoors in communities of color - many more are scheduled. Check out where you can be a part of future NOLS events here.
Director Andy Adkins was interviewed for a Huffington Post blog piece about the filmmaking challenges specific to the project. Andy and photographer Hudson Henry have been doing slideshows on the climb, and more are scheduled in the next few months.
And in case you missed it, we wrote up an account of the shooting challenges on our own blog here.
All this means that the project is getting a lot of attention - and we couldn't be happier about that.
We will update you soon on the status of the film itself, which is now deep in postproduction. We have been working with James Mills on story detail. He has been invaluable at providing broader context for this issue, and will be releasing a book on the topic later this year. Stay tuned for more updates via the Distill Facebook page.
Thank you for making all of this a reality,
George and the Expedition Denali Team