Earlier this year, I was contacted by PSG Films with questions about my moose poop business. After interviewing over the phone and Skype, I was informed that the creators of the TV show “Only Happens In” wanted to feature The Winking Moose on an episode of their show that would soon air on the Travel Channel. The episode would consist of several segments showcasing people, places, businesses, or events that were unique and could be found “Only Happening In” Alaska.
The producer for “Only Happens In” gave me some specific instructions for preparation and I was also encouraged to follow my own ideas for scenes and presentation. These included arranging to film at Arctic Travelers Gift Shop (where some of my products are sold), going on a winter moose poop collection, demonstrating how moose poop is processed, and showcasing my 3D printer. I also created several Alaska Moosquitos at different stages of production to explain how they are made.
The Alaska Moosquito Christmas Ornament
The Alaska Mooseltoe Christmas Ornament
Preparing The Winking Moose for the filming was both a time-consuming and creative task. I have always enjoyed making short films, but this time I was going to be the film’s focus while the professionals took care of the cameras, editing, and other logistics. By the time the crew arrived at my house I was extremely nervous and very excited.
The two-woman crew was very nice, professional, and brought me coffee! As soon as filming began, my nervousness turned into excitement and I had a blast spending the entire day filming the different facets of my Alaskan moose poop business.
Since the filming earlier this year, I have heard from PSG Films that the Travel Channel is very pleased with my segment. I am excited to see if the scene where I informed the camera, “I’m taking poop to the next level!” actually makes it on the Travel Channel. More information to come!