Many of you may know this, but for those who don’t, I’ve been working with Wide Eye Productions again this year in making the sequel to 2012’s Emmy-winning “Idaho the Movie.” “Idaho the Movie 2” was released last week and is available now in stores and online.
The sequel features places we missed the first time around. ((Idaho is so big and has so many beautiful and interesting places that it’s impossible to fit them all into a single documentary.) As beautiful as the first film was, the new one is in many ways even better. Technological advances in photography allowed the team to do things that were impossible four years ago. The new movie was shot in ultra HD for greater resolution and clarity, and many of the scenes were shot from a helicopter equipped with gyroscopically mounted cameras. The result is breathtaking aerial shots of Idaho as it’s seldom seen. Imagine skimming the peaks of the Sawtooths or White Clouds and you’ll have an idea of what they look like.
As with “Idaho 1,” I wrote and narrated the film, researching and writing about lesser known Idaho settings – the Magruder Corridor, the Hiawatha Trail, Hell’s Half Acre, Selway falls and others – in addition to some of the state’s more iconic attractions. The movie premiered at the Egyptian Theater in Boise and a theater in Idaho Falls and aired on Boise’s KTVB Channel 7, but the public viewings are finished for the holidays so if you want to see it, check it out at any of the locations listed below. It makes a great stocking stuffer or gift to send to friends and relatives outside Idaho to show them just how beautiful our state is.
It’s available now at all Idaho Costco, Winco and Albertsons stores, Idaho Mountain Touring in Boise and Meridian and online at idahothemovie.com. I’ll be doing signings at the Boise Costco from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday Dec. 17 and the Nampa Costco on Sunday Dec. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Hope to see you there, and Merry Christmas!