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By Ben Muir 

Survival drama to be filmed locally


August 3, 2017

Photo courtesy of Heather Thomas

Heather Thomas, director of "The Last 40 Miles," and her husband, Brandon, who is director of photography.

Heather Thomas, a mother of two and co-owner of Rocket Raptor Films, is directing a feature-length movie set to be filmed in Petersburg.

Thomas wrote the script to "The Last 40 Miles," a survival drama set in a post-apocalyptic world where one man went for a hunt and returned to a calamity-stricken world.

"Most of my movies start with a question or an interesting scenario," Thomas said. "To my knowledge, I don't know of any post-apocalyptic themed survival dramas in Alaska."

Confused and wary of others, Scott Brand, played by Kamy Bruder, nabs a stranger rummaging through his gear. The two...

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