Letters From the West

The River Guy stars in new video about the Boise River (Video)

Director Andy Lawless on the set of "The River Guy"

Director Andy Lawless on the set of “The River Guy”

Actor Dwayne Blackaller walks through the Treasure Valley in a wacky quest to discover where the Boise River is as the River Guy.

Blackaller, Boise Contemporary Theater Education Director and Associate Artist, stars in a series of four short videos presented by Idaho Rivers United. The first video, “In Your Romance,” has the River Guy surprising people at their door, in their shop and even in their hot tub asking, “Where’s the River.”

Jodi Peterson, a freelance marketing, advertising and event producer created the concept for “The River Guy.” The films are directed by Andy Lawless, an award-winning filmmaker who has produced documentary, corporate, commercial, and feature films.

The other three videos will be released over the next six weeks.

Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America and co-producer of the movie Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone, which was inspired by the book and broadcast on A&E Network. He also co-authored the Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho and the Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho with Ken Retallic. He also was on the Statesman’s team that covered the Sen. Larry Craig sex scandal, which was one of three Pulitzer Prize finalists in breaking news in 2007. The National Wildlife Federation awarded him its Conservation Achievement Award.

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