Private Project

The Pipeline

A woman, whose father dies, is left a trust fund tied to a mysterious name, unraveling a history of family, affairs, and life in Alaska. Based on true stories surrounding the building of the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline.

  • Caitlin R Kazepis
  • Caitlin R Kazepis
  • Caitlin R Kazepis
  • Alexis Iacono
  • Teena Pugliese
  • Barry Corbin
    Key Cast
    No Country for Old Men, Anger Management, Northern Exposure, Blood&Oil
  • Wes Studi
    Key Cast
    Last of the Mohicans, Dances With Wolves, Avatar
  • Brian Howe
    Key Cast
    House of Lies, Newsroom, Masters of Sex
  • Claudia Christian
    Key Cast
    Babylon 5
  • Caitlin Kazepis
    Key Cast
    House of Manson
  • Alexis Iacono
    Key Cast
    The Black Dahlia Haunting
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  • Runtime:
    1 hour 15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    November 30, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD 1080, 2K
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Director Biography - Caitlin R Kazepis

Caitlin grew up in Alaska and then Virginia, spending a good deal of time in the Muscle Shoals area of Alabama with her grandfather, international wildlife photographer Walt Burch. She attended Boston University School for the Arts on scholarship in a freshman class of opera majors, including the wonderfully-talented and future 'CrazyEyes' of "Orange is the New Black," Uzo Aduba. Caitlin studied opera, foreign languages, and fashion design and completed her degree via Virginia Tech, under an amazing vocal coach, Nancy McDuffie. Celebrating a decade working and learning in Los Angeles, Caitlin continues to sing opera, and any other genre, as well as voiceover work, acting, print and writing for music and screen. She crafted her improv skills at Bang! Theatre and has two degree options for professional writing certificates at UCLA Extension's world-famous Writer's Program, in both Television-Screenwriting and Feature Film Screenwriting. She continues to learn and loves collaborative projects, surfing, and has a penchant for rubber chickens.

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Director Statement

"The Pipeline" was written based on my childhood in Alaska and the stories I heard growing up of the Alaskan people. Many types of people came to Alaska in the 1970's to work on the Trans-Alaska Oil Pipeline, contributing to one of the most diverse populations of any state in the U.S.

Beyond all the issues, environmental, political, economincal, etc. attached to the Alaska pipeline, there are the Alaskan people. So many whose lives were impacted, and continue to be, by this record-setting engineering feat. I hope that this film and these stories spark again the same interest and passion for the state of Alaska and it's highly diverse people that it deserves.

In the words of the first U.S. President to ever go north of the Arctic Circle, "What's happening in Alaska, is happening to us. It's our wake-up call." Thank you so much for your consideration and enjoy "The Pipeline."

"The Pipeline" is a passion project of a first-time film-maker and a female-led production team. Equality and non-appropriated Native American themes are depicted with admiration and as much integrity as a micro-budget film can muster. The film is currently a work-in-progress and is projected to be complete by December 2015.