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​Long Hunters Soon to be a Movie! – Alaska Long Hunters
TruthPR Guest Mark RoseThis story records the life of a young pilot flying in Alaska’s Frontier Arctic. You’ll experience the front seat thrills of bush planes and helicopters operating in the most dangerous conditions on Earth. Flying in minus 60 temperatures and horrific storms, airborne among the magnificent mountains, glaciers and rivers that only Alaska has to offer. Once you’ve read this volume you’ll not be satisfied until you visit Alaska yourself! Includes true-life experiences of accidents, comradeship, humor, heartbreaks and life in Frontier Alaska, gone forever when dismantled into parks and native lands in the 1970’s. Filming on location commences October 1, 2018.

Long Hunters opens with an interesting and well researched early history of the 49th State, leading to the eventual use and development 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 in the 60’s. Pilots will gain from the flying experiences related, includes a new appendix with life saving operational notes on pass and mountain weather flying found nowhere else plus many important links for Alaska flying. Every boy, man and aviator won’t be able to put this one down, and more importantly, be compelled to grapple with its final truth, concluding with a crisis encounter that forever changed the pilot’s life.
178 pages. Over 30 illustrations.
By Mark Rose

Film Documentary announcement as of 9/24/2018:
Director/Filmmaker Miles Hannon sign on to Long Hunters production.
Director Miles Hannon and Executive Producer Tim Mahoney of Patterns of Evidence are teamed on this great project, sure to thrill millions and challenge all to consider the realities & experiences related in the title.. Updates weekly!

Update 3-31-2019
We’ve been collaborating with a number of great folks on the book-to-movie project, likely going to be called Alaska Long Hunters. This exciting project is moving forward and we need your prayer support. We are preparing a Maule aircraft as I write this (we have a Lama helicopter) that’s the same model type fixed wing I used throughout the period. Lots of fun as we await the weather to break to resume filming on site in Alaska!

Great connections made in March:
Attended Proclaim 19 NRB last week and made some amazing connections with the film media. So encouraging! Maybe also a few breakthroughs relating to collaborations and partnerships!

Update 5-1-2019
Returned from another film excursion 4-10-2019 with our staff and film crew. Interviewed Dr. Theresa John about her life living in the villages and growing up. She testified about the hardships of winter in the Tooksik area and challenges of late with warming trends along the mid-Alaska coast, where the men of that zone have perished seal hunting in the lack of defined coastline and dangerous sea-ice. Also her close brushes with death in her 25 year commercial fishing career. Great job Theresa! We also interviewed Gayle Ranney, Smithsonian Air Museum inductee, about her 28,000 hour Alaska bush pilot career and my first flight instructor! What an honor. Gayle shared about her Alaska flying life and near death experience after an unfortunate accident (no passengers) as the weather trapped her, forced her down and the attempted rescue efforts that failed to timely extract her. Another great interview, one of several great ones that will appear in the upcoming film. Don’t miss it in March of 2020! See back-scene clips of this trip on our Facebook site: – 

Update 10-24-2018
We pitched Long Hunters to a number of interested Hollywood filmmakers the week of Oct 15th.
We expect to hear back from any of those folks that are interested in taking the next step towards making a feature film this year. In the mean time, we are progressing on schedule with our Long Hunters single or multi part documentary coming out June of 2109. We are grateful for all you that are praying for us an supporting this project by purchasing Last of the Long Hunters book. We are setting up our Lama helicopter (period a/c we used) and a Maule for winter film sequences in Alaska and the West. Bob Wigen, Alaska’s highest time bush helicopter pilot just visited here at my home. We discussed the safety aspects he brings to the table. We interviewed Bob in Alaska the last trip and are planning to integrate his part in making this film. Thank you! – Mark