Finding Traction (a film by Jaime Jacobsen)


Finding Traction presents the inspirational story of ultra runner Nikki Kimball's quest to become the fastest person in history to run America's oldest hiking trail, Vermont's 273-mile Long Trail. Through Nikki’s incredible journey, racing towards a dream and against time, we gain a new perspective on what we all share in terms of endurance and the human spirit.

Indian Relay on Montana PBS

The hope and determination of modern-day American Indian life is revealed in this film about what it takes to win one of the most exciting and perilous forms of horseracing practiced anywhere in the world today. Featuring remarkable high-speed cinematography, INDIAN RELAY follows three teams from different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete in a grueling Indian Relay season -- all hearts set on the glory and honor of winning an Indian Relay National Championship.

Executive Producer
Aaron Pruitt

Producer & Director
Charles Dye

Darren Kipp


Christi Cooper-Kuhn, Danny Schmidt, Dawson Dunning, Rick Smith, Russell Hawkins, Ian Johnson, Scott Sterling & Randy Wimberg

Advisory Board Chair
John Murray

Humanities Advisor
Dr. Walter Fleming

Field Producers/Sound
Jaime Jelenchick & Mike Suarez

Sound Recordists
Parker Brown, Devon Ritter

Derrick Littlelight

Editors/Post-Production Management
Distill Productions
Katie Gilbertson, Andy Adkins

M.L. Smoker

POV Cams
Loren Croff
Anskii Deroche
Kalen Hammond
JonMarc Skunkcap

Additional Cameras
Marty Hall
Shaw Momberg
Sam Pannoni
Devon Riter
Sarah Smith

Associate Producer
Wayne Smith Jr.


Broadcast-hour commissioned through the NASA Astrobiology Institute.  Distributed by PBS International 2013.

Co-directed by Danny Schmidt and Devon Riter

Produced by Danny Schmidt and Devon Riter

Executive Producers: John Peters, Jamie Cornish

Sound Recording/Mixing: Michael Suarez

Original Score: Logan Stahley

Cinematography: Danny Schmidt,  Devon Riter, Christi Cooper-Kuhn

Original Title: Résurrection

Duration: 52΄

Producer: Thibaut Martin

Director: Thibaut Martin

Camera: Christi Cooper-Kuhn (Montana sequences)

Company: Gedeon Programmes

Year: 2012

Country: France

Imagine a living, breathing dinosaur, mammoth, or Neanderthal. This is the story of science's latest frontier. “Resurrection Science” is a global scientific investigation into DNA sequencing and bio-molecular cloning, to understand how scientists around the world are competing to be the first to rewrite the history of our planet and resurrect creatures from the past. Far from science fiction, three scientists have made it their mission to turn this dream into reality. From the labs of MIT to those of Kyoto, capabilities are here: it is no longer a matter of “if” but only a matter of “when”.