Mar 23, 2021

‘Alaskan Nets’ Trailer: Slam Dunks And Salmon Define Remote Community In Santa Barbara Film Festival Documentary EP’d By Chris Pratt


Alaskan Nets is having its world premiere next month in the Documentary Competition at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. The doc, directed by Jeff Harasimowicz, follows the high school boys basketball team in Metlakatla, the native reserve of the Tsimshian Indians off the coast of Southeast Alaska. It’s a town, we discover in the trailer, where two things matter: fishing and hoops.

The pic, directed and produced by Harasimowicz of Raised By Wolves and produced by Ryan Welch of AO Films, follows the improbable journey of cousins Danny Marsden and DJ King, fishermen and the stars of the Metlakatla Chiefs, as they seek the school’s first state championship in more than 30 years. That quest is the only thing that will bring life back to a remote island that has been rocked by tragedy.

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