03/18/13 - 8:35am
Nikiski High School graduate, J.R. Cox, is currently producing a short film in Hollywood, Calif.
“I am living my dream in the best sense,” Cox said.
Cox’s film, “Thursday the 12th,” stars his former classmate Joshua Ball and brings a Alaskan humor to Hollywood, Cox said.
“Alaska just has this great sense of being the last frontier,” he said.
Cox, 25, grew up in Nikiski so he takes for granted many of the unique Alaskan qualities and characters his movie portrays — but Hollywood does not, he said.