Jan 27, 2010
AB received an email forwarded by a fellow blogger. The inquiry was from a Hollywood researcher who was looking for people who lived ‘off the grid’ as they called it. They included a link to the show.
The premise of the show was to observe what we do on a day to day basis over the course of about 5 days. Additionally, the host would be “inserted into our daily lives” to offer some comic relief. The host is a well known comic and former host of family oriented shows, but we decided not to share the actual name.
After some discussion Vic bit the bullet just to see what all they had to say.
In a reply email she offered a few tidbits about things we did on an every day basis and a little about our surroundings. She did not mention our last names, location or the blog.
The producer of the show responded immediately, requesting an appointment to chat, now if possible! The producer was planning to do the filming in May, while Vic explained that May was about the least eventful time of year since spring break-up is basically a mess and hard to get around in. Break-up is kind of like a spring siesta.
They talked about finding families who participate in hunting, steam baths, town gatherings, and homeschooling. For us, who do live “off the grid”, these are staples of life in the bush. I suppose that is the point! They want to know more about us.
After a short meeting following the phone call, these two Alaskans decided that it was just too weird to picture ourselves with a comedian being “inserted into our daily lives” while being filmed. We will compose a courteous thanks-but-no-thanks and wish-you-the-best-of-luck email to the producer. Soon.