REI PRESENTS: 1000 MILE DREAM
When your dream is as big as the Iditarod, you’re bound to have a few bumps along the way. Liza Dietzen fell in love with dog sledding as a child and has dedicated the majority of her life to pursuing her dream and caring for her dogs. The bond she has built with her team is a support and responsibility that has pushed her farther than she could have ever imagined.
We filmed this documentary for REI over the course of six months in Michigan’s upper peninsula. Our small crew covered eight locations in summer and winter to capture this story. We completed post, color and sound in house, in late November 2019. The film was released in December of that year and went on to win a National Gold Addy.
Director: Karl Koelling
Producer: Josh Carrasquillo
Client: Recreational Equipment Inc.
Editor: Matthew Bouwense