A PBS Documentary Chronicling the Westward Migration of the Willie and Martin Handcart Companies of 1856.
Sweetwater Rescue is perhaps the most untold hardship and human sacrifice story in all of American western history. In this epic documentary the lives and sacrifices of hundreds of men and women will be told for the first time to a national PBS audience.
I have been privileged to work with Emmy award winning director Lee Groberg on this PBS video production.
One of the hardships for me was filming in temperatures that reached minus 40 degrees F. It was a real eye opener to actually feel the effect of nature as the 1856 pioneers felt. Our hardships were nothing compared to theirs in recreating the events of history...yet it was more than enough!