Kirsten Swann from Snapped Alaska wrote a cool story about my trip to Alaska and some of my current travels for a local TV station. One small error was the planning out process. I did plan out the trip, but didn’t plan the route, in case anyone has questions.
Read the story here.
KTVA 11 ALASKA // ThumbsOut
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Just wanted to update those still following ThumbsOut. I will be moving back to Alaska from Wisconsin as soon as the 1st of January, 2013. I am excited to announce this as it has enabled me to fulfill a huge goal of mine. I will be working for a Design Agency in Anchorage, and will continue to work on the ThumbsOut project over the winter, and through the next year.
When will I finish the Documentary?
I get this question a lot, and this is still up in the air because I have to work on this project on the side while I build my own funding. I am hoping to finish this by the Spring of 2014, as I will continue to gather footage, follow up on connections made, and continue to edit.
Keep following because I will continue to post photos, video, and information from the trip and my current times in Alaska. Follow my Facebook page for even more updates at this link ThumbsOut on Facebook
I first want to thank everyone for supporting me. Whether it was financially, a call, a ride, following my Facebook, or sharing my story. This trip was only made possible by people backing me and believing in me and the trip.
I started this trip not really knowing what to expect, but soon realized I was on a journey that would change my life. The kindness, and willingness to help your fellow human was beyond what I could have ever expected. This trip could only have been done because of how unselfish people are.
I hitchhiked over 5,300 miles, with over 100 different people, traveled 6 states 2 provinces and 1 territory. I lived out of tents, slept on couches, bunks, garages, multiple boats, cabin shells, but never ever a hotel!
I couldn’t have done it without the help and support of my friends, family, and many strangers.
Thanks again and keep watching as I will be posting many more photos, video updates, and eventually trailers, and film shorts until the final product.