Local filmakers Dave Ross and Noel Dannemiller have just returned from a 7 week trip filming an adventure series for Animal Planet titled "Ice Cold Gold."
The series is about 7 Americans who are prospecting in Greenland for gold, rubies and other precious metals and minerals.
"Greenland has become an unexplored frontier for prospectors because of the ever increasing amount of exposed land" says Ross, a veteran filmmaker from the area. "The ice sheets are melting and the exposed land is yielding precious minerals."
The series will air on Animal Planet here in the US and be distributed globally on the Discovery Network.
The Greenland landscape is very rugged and rocky. It's an island nation covered primarily in ice up to 3km thick in some areas. There are no trees there and only 40 miles of paved roads throughout the whole country so travel between towns is limited to boat or aircraft.
"Getting cast, gear and crew from one area to another is very challenging. The weather and terrain are constantly fighting you along the way," Ross continues.
"Noel and I are happy to be home. It's jobs like these that make you truly appreciate the comforts of home."
Ross and Dannemiller are long time veterans to the TV business. Ross is an Emmy Award winning cinematographer and has done many TV shows including "The Amazing Race", "Undercover Boss", "Wife Swap", and many others.
The two of them produced the video used by the Akron/Summit Visitors and Conventions Bureau for a special rate to the city of Akron. "We like the idea of being able to give back to the community and would like to be able to stick around home a bit more and utilize our talents locally," says Dannemiller.
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