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This Place Called Nuka: Courting Adventure in Wild Alaska

Jeff and Angela wanted to have a camping trip that never ended, and to see if they could live off the land. So they dropped out of college to attend the “school of life.”

They hired a boat captain to ferry them—along with kayaks, snowboards and 30,000 pounds of building materials—to a patch of spectacular wilderness tucked between a glacier and the Gulf of Alaska, seventy miles from the nearest outpost.

"This Place Called Nuka: Courting Adventure in Wild Alaska" brings their adventure to life.

  • Dave Weich
  • Dave Weich
    Out of the Book: Ian McEwan, Out of the Book: David Halberstam, Out of the Book: State by State
  • Dave Weich
    Out of the Book: Ian McEwan, Out of the Book: David Halberstam, Out of the Book: State by State
  • Michael Nipper
    Director of Photography
  • Michael Nipper
  • Jeff Erickson
    Key Cast
  • Angela Joy Brown
    Key Cast
  • Leah Kenney
    Key Cast
  • Robb Kaler
    Key Cast
  • Ron Erickson
    Key Cast
  • Jan Erickson
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Adventure, Outdoors
  • Runtime:
    22 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 9, 2017
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • 2018 Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival
    Flagstaff, Arizona
    February 17, 2018
  • 2018 Spokane International Film Festival
    Spokane, Washington
    February 4, 2018
    Audience Award: Best Short (US & Canada)
  • 2018 Maine Outdoor Film Festival
    Edgecomb, Maine
    September 27, 2018
  • 2018 Jefferson State FLIXX Fest
    Fort Jones, California
    September 20, 2018
  • 2017 Portland EcoFilm Festival
    Portland, Oregon
    October 1, 2017
  • 2017 Oregon Independent Film Festival
    Portland, Oregon
    September 23, 2017
Director Biography - Dave Weich

Dave is the creator and producer of three 40-minute films about authors and artists. Each screened in more than 70 North American cities; the third, “State by State,” was recommended by the New Yorker. He's published hundreds of interviews with subjects including Annie Leibovitz, Michael Palin, Barbara Walters and John Irving. In 2010, Dave founded Sheepscot Creative, where he develops communication strategies and produces multimedia narratives on behalf of organizations that improve the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest.

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