I was very sad to learn of the April 21st passing of Daniel Anker, a great filmmaker and producer, and someone I had the privilege of interviewing and getting to know a bit over the recent years as he kept me up to date on a very special movie project of his, Icebound, the documentary movie about the 1925 Serum Run in Alaska, featuring survivors and narrated by actor Sir Patrick Stewart.
|Production still courtesy of Icebound.|
|Production still courtesy of Icebound|
My blog article on Icebound with my interview with Daniel Anker, along with a trailer to the movie, and some pretty awesome production still photos you can view HERE.
He was also a guest on my "The Sibe Vibe" Dog Works Radio show, where Robert, my co-host, and I had the wonderful opportunity to spend an hour chatting with Daniel on air. To listen to this show, click HERE.
Icebound won the "Best Documentary Audience Award" from the IDFA (International Film Festival Amsterdam) in 2012.
|A special visitor at the movie's Alaska premiere.|
We certainly hope one day it will be released to the general public so that all can have enjoy this unique historical piece of Alaskan sled dog history.
Click HERE to read Daniel's obituary published in the Washington Post's Entertainment section.
We send our deepest condolences to Daniel's wife, Donna, their children, and family, as well as his Hollywood friends and family. Many sled dogs are wooing northward in honor of his final journey.
Daniel, rest in peace, and may you continue to write some wonderful films up there in Heaven, and may you be enjoying a wonderful chat with the mushers from the original team from the 1925 Serum Run, and the folks the precious medicine delivered by those sled dogs saved, as depicted in your wonderful film. I am so glad to have had the opportunity to get to know you a little, even if only for a short while.