Jim Oltersdorf Film Productions will release its new DVD, “Alaska’s Bush Pilots…The Real Deal, Commercial Operations” Dec. 15.
Based upon five months of filming in Alaska, the one-hour long documentary showcases the commercial operations and pilots of the state. When asked why the production company decided to invest such an enormous amount of time, energy and financial risk, the film’s executive producer, Jim Oltersdorf replied: “There were three very distinct reasons why we made that decision. First, the motivation was quite apparent from the public’s reaction to the first documentary released, ‘Alaska’s Bush Pilots…The Real Deal.’ It sold out worldwide in a very short time so we began to realize there was an incredible interest in not only how these men fly in the extreme and remote wilderness but also the varied kinds of the aircraft used. We carefully read each and every e-mail and letter we received and used that communication as a focus of our direction for this exciting show. Pilots from around the world asked that if we ever produced another documentary, that we incorporate educating the viewers about the latest technologies and equipment so they could gain an understanding of the assets available. Most importantly, it is presented by the pilots who fly these machines that have a complete understanding of it.”
Co-producer Laura Hinz, says, “The documentary is real and based upon the actual people who live and fly in this region. What you hear and how it is told comes straight from those of whom we interviewed without any prompting. They tell it like it is. I must say, the footage that was shot was extremely interesting, especially when the pilot of the 337 Cessna has to pull out his 12 gauge shotgun in defense of the cameraman’s life as well as his own as a giant Alaskan brown bear sow with cubs menaces them as they land on a remote beach. It doesn’t get any more exciting than that.”
At the helm of this Alaskan-based production company is Oltersdorf, a frequent contributor to General Aviation News, who is also known for his one-hour TV show on The Discovery Channel’s elitist HD Theater, “The Risk Takers 2…High Risk Photographer Jim Oltersdorf,” which leads viewers on a number of photographic assignments deep into this raw and dangerous land in the far north. He is also well known for his aviation photography and feature stories, many of which have been showcased in worldwide.
For more information: AlaskasBushPilots.com