Bethel, ME. 8/30/12 – Black Bear Energy LLC is proud to announce that their documentary Life is Good in AK premiered this past weekend at the first annual Maine Outdoor Film Festival on the banks of the Kennebec river in West Forks. Viewed were a sampling of 11 films all meeting at the crossroads of adventure, and the natural world. Life is Good in AK invites viewers to embark upon the adventure of a lifetime with Team Black Bear as they journey to the world”s largest backcountry gathering – Tailgate Alaska, where Black Bear was the official energy sponsor in 2011 and will be for 2012.
Located in the remote Chugach Mountain range, the team discovers quickly that Thompson Pass is filled with “endless possibilities”. Two weeks without chair lift access, running water, or electricity sets the perfect stage for Team Black Bear to discover the meaning behind the saying: “Life is Good in AK!”
In a statement following the festival, Nick Callahan, president of No-Umbrella Media and one of the events organizers had this to say regarding Black Bear’s documentary: “Life is Good in AK captures the spirit of the young-at-heart northeast adventurer… These boys from Bethel go to Tailgate Alaska and absolutely kill it! Beautifully shot with an irrepressible spirit of youth.”
The film will be shown at several other upcoming film festivals across the country, as well as a number of Black Bear events and will be available for online viewing early this fall. Future showings will be announced on Black Bear”s events page (www.blackbearb12.com/events). Nearly 300 people attended the Maine Outdoor Film Festival this year and the organizers hope to expand it further in the year ahead. All proceeds from ticket sales to the event benefited Maine Huts and Trails, and Rippleffect. A trailer for the short film can be viewed on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/47191803
For additional information contact: Scott Murphy 877.325.BEAR