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Decoding the Driftless (2018)

A wild ride of adventure through the air, across rugged landscapes, on and under water, through a secret underworld, and across time itself to explore and decipher ancient clues of the Driftless Region, with its captivating scenic beauty.


Jonas Stenstrom




Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonas Stenstrom Jonas Stenstrom ... Himself
Rob Nelson Rob Nelson ... Himself
George Howe George Howe ... Himself
Timothy S. Jacobson ... Himself
Eric C. Carson Eric C. Carson ... Himself
Mark E. Cupp Mark E. Cupp ... Himself
Jordan Kjome Jordan Kjome ... Himself
John Howe John Howe ... Himself
Kaitlyn O'Connor Kaitlyn O'Connor ... Herself
Colin Belby Colin Belby ... Himself
Dylan Blumentrit Dylan Blumentrit ... Himself
Buzz Bocher Buzz Bocher ... Himself
William G. Gartner William G. Gartner ... Himself
David Kester David Kester ... Himself
John Kjome John Kjome ... Himself


Emmy Award-winning filmmakers George Howe and Tim Jacobson of Sustainable Driftless, and Rob Nelson of Untamed Science, have teamed up again to produce a feature-length film on the amazing origins, diversity, and resources of the Driftless Region. This time the creative team also includes Swedish filmmaker Jonas Stenstrom of Untamed Science, and six-time Emmy-winning wildlife cinematographer Neil Rettig. The team delivers extremely rare footage of natural phenomena and scenic beauty in the Driftless in a way never seen before. Join scientists and seasoned local guides on a wild ride of adventure through the air, across rugged landscapes, on and under the water, and through the secret underworld of the Driftless Region. Travel back in time 500 million years to discover how this unique region formed and has evolved over time in surprising ways. Learn why this one region, in the heart of America, is the only "island driftless region" in the world. Explore the archaeology, paleontology, ...

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A film of science exploration and adventure through the ruggedly beautiful and mysterious Driftless Region





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Release Date:

26 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA See more »


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$114,000 (estimated)
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Untamed Science See more »
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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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24 March 2019 | by re_tourSee all my reviews

I have lived in the driftless my whole life and never realized how much I still didn't know about it. I only wished there was more in this movie. Maybe there will be a part 2 ? I can only hope.

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