Ada Blackjack Rising

Ada Blackjack Rising

In the pre-dawn twilight of an Alaskan shore, a young Native woman reflects on the story of Ada Blackjack, the sole survivor of a disastrous 1921 Arctic expedition, and the loneliness she must have felt waiting for a rescue through the months-long polar night.

A Brice Habeger Film
& Paddy Eason Picture
& Peak 3 Production

Based on the book
“Ada Blackjack: A True Story of Survival in the Arctic”
Jennifer Niven

Funding Support by
Bering Straits Native Corporation

Spoken in
Ugiuvaŋmiu Iñupiaq (King Island Iñupiaq)
from the Bering Straits region of Alaska

Iñupiaq & English Voice-over
Kiminaq Maddy Alvanna-Stimpfle (Iñupiaq)

Executive Producer
Paddy Eason

Director/ Editor/ Co-writer
Brice Habeger

Holly Mititquq Nordlum (Iñupiaq)
Brice Habeger

Don Rearden

VFX Supervisor
Paddy Eason

Anna Agliütruqti & Ada Blackjack
Adelaine Akłaasiaq Ahmasuk (Iñupiaq & Yup’ik)

Anna Agliütruqti
Maka Keixé Yaxtí Monture
(Tlingit Raven moiety, Copper River Clan,
House of the Owl & Kanien’kehá:ka)

Director of Photography,
Colorist, Motion Graphics
Zachary Melms

Art Director & Prop Master
Aaron Bailey

AC/ Grip
Dan Lee

VFX Modeler/ Artist
Brent Yontz

Logo Graphic Designer
Holly Mititquq Nordlum (Iñupiaq)

Additional Photography
Dennis Davis (Iñupiaq)

Production Company
Peak 3
Anchorage, Alaska

Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Richard Cooper
Frostline Studios
Anchorage, Alaska

Voice-over Recording Engineer
Emily Hofstaedter
KNOM Radio Mission
Nome, Alaska

Music & Sound Mixing/ Mastering
Peter Ratner
Peter Ratner Recording
Anchorage, Alaska

Iñupiaq Translation
Yaayuk Alvanna-Stimpfle (Iñupiaq)

On-Set Photography
Michael Conti

Proudly filmed in Alaska

Original Song “Traces of You”
Musician: Chris David
(Tlingit Eagle/ Killer Whale & Tsimshian)

Performed by:
Chris David – Guitar
Dylan Martin – Drums
John Howard – Bass

Music Studio Recording
Brian Messing – Audio Engineer
The Messing Rock Studio
Juneau, Alaska

With Support From
Iḷisaqativut Language Academy
Cordelia Qiġñaaq Kellie (Iñupiaq)

Thank You
Michael Johnson (grandson of Ada, Iñupiaq)
Jane Vollant (granddaughter of Ada, Iñupiaq)
Yaayuk Alvanna-Stimpfle (Iñupiaq)
Jennifer Niven
Margaret DeMaioribus
Emily Hofstaedter
Liz Medicine Crow (Haida & Tlingit)
Lisa Navraq Ellanna (Iñupiaq)
Alice Qannik Glenn (Iñupiaq)
Angela Jenkins (Yup’ik)
Bailey Schaeffer (Iñupiaq)
Eben Hopson (Iñupiaq)
Cordelia Qiġñaaq Kellie (Iñupiaq)
Kawerak, Inc – Eskimo Heritage Program
KNOM Radio Mission, Nome, Alaska
Scott Graziano, Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game

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