Since he was six years old Woodruff Laputka wanted to be a filmmaker. He attended the University of Alaska. The spirit of adventure in such a vast, empty place as Alaska is a hard thing for any young man to ignore. These were the forests where Blackwood’s fabled Wendigo could be roaming. He learned about how to rely on creativity, and how to collaborate with others, with different ideas and interpretations. His experience there shaped him as a person and as a filmmaker, and though he has moved on from the Great Frozen North, he could never thank it enough for the opportunity it gave him.