People & Wolves on location in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Behind the scenes…

The film tells the story of Wisconsin’s gray wolves, the controversies surrounding them, and how people are learning to coexist as these native predators are again fulfilling their ecological role after returning to the state about 45 years ago.  

“Wolves Mired in Political Intrigue” ™

With an appearance by Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace.

Featuring Adrian Wydeven, Marvin Defoe, and Peter David

Voices of experience
On our first shoot that evening we went out with Adrian Wydeven on a wolf howling survey. It was successful because an adult wolf responded along with his pack mates and his/her howl had a lot of character to it. This added to the fact that our guide has several decades of experience dealing with wild wolves in Wisconsin.  Sunrise in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Photograph credit by director Rachel Tilseth

Lake Namekogon was the location. Our first shoot was at Northland College, Timber Wolf Alliance’s Wolf Ecology and Conservation  Certification weekend in August. The crew was Ben Coffey, Delante Myers, and Tyler Grape.  With Producer/Director Rachel Tilseth

Soundman Delonte Myers operated a camera that was mounted on a top vehicle.Mounting the camera on top of my vehicle in order to make establish the setting.

Premier scenery at the location shoot.  Lake Namekogon was the location of the TWA’s Wolf Ecology & Conservation Certification Workshop where we were invited to film!




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