Local Actors Reflect on ‘Whales’

Shane Iverson, KYUK – Bethel

The movie production “Everybody loves Whales” has received a lot of attention in Alaska for actually being shot in Alaska. The film is based off an incident in 1988 when three gray whales became trapped in sea ice near Barrow.    When Alaskans go see the movie one thing they’ll be watching for is how they’re portrayed.

Shane Iverson, from KYUK in Bethel, spoke to the Alaskan actors in the film to see what it was like be part of the production and to find out what they think it could mean for the State’s first peoples.

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