The 2009 Fly Fishing Film Tour officially launched in Colorado Springs last Thursday, Patagonia man on the scene Matty O. filed this report.
The Fly Fishing Film Tour got off to a good start last night with the event benefiting Project Healing Waters down in Colorado Springs. Good attendance - probably 250 folks - and a classic new-school blue grass band called Grass It Up. They did some hilarious covers of Prince and KC & the Sunshine Band - a good time had by all.
The film selections were quite good and everyone left stoked to get on the water. The venue was a lot different than expected but the owners donated the space which you can’t beat. A couple photos for you (the urinal shot is a just a little reminder that Fenway and Gill Stadium are not the only places on earth with such fine receptacles!)… I'll have a full post on RMPFF soon.
A new addition to the product line?
The new dates for this year's film tour have just been announced, you can check out the new line up and purchase tickets at the new tour site. LINK
Special Film Screening of Redgold and Equilibrium
Friday Feb 13th 8:00 pm
Kick off the Portland Fly Fishing Show weekend with some amazing entertainment Friday evening. Celebrate the bounty of Alaska’s magnificent Bristol Bay, with two amazing films: Red Gold (redgoldfilm.com) and Equilibrium (castawayfilms.com).
What: Film screening
When: Friday Feb. 13th 8:00 pm
Where: Sierra Club 1821 SE Ankeny St Portland 97214
Who: Hosted by Sierra Club and Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska
What Else: BEER AND SNACKS!!!
A trailer for documentary that Lift Film has been working on about salt water conservation in North Carolina. A post on their blog from October 2008 said production was back underway.
The River Why movie website has been updated with a photo gallery of cast, crew and movie scenes.
The Great Falls Flyfishing Film Festival is currently accepting submissions for the 2009 Film Festival.
Short Film (less than 8 minutes)- $350 first prize
Long Film (8-20 minutes)- $500 first prize
Films should be submitted in DVD format. Deadline for submissions is January 9, 2009. Please send films to:
Great Falls Flyfishing Film Festival
c/o Mark Ozog
1417 9th St. S.
Great Falls, MT 59405
Speaking of Great Falls - get a load of this...
Just chatted with TR at AEG and it looks like the wallet is opening this year. They'd like to announce that $5k is up for reward during the Fly Fishing Film Tour.
The film tour has also expanded for 2009 and is now available for licensing. If you're in a market that isn't on the circuit why not host it and make a little DIY coin? email AEG Media if interested.
Three reports from the Bozeman Save Wild Steelhead Festival that took place in on November 5th. This fund raising event was conceived, organized and flawlessly executed by the Fly Boys and featured their film Raising the Ghost. Along with other film clips and steelhead media one of the highlights of the evening was Patagonia presenting a check for five thousand dollars to the Wild Steelhead Coalition.
Fly-fishing fanatic and Patagonia field report writer, Dylan Tomine, shares his experience at a recent steelhead-conservation fundraiser in Bozeman, Montana.
Just back from the Bozeman Save Wild Steelhead Festival and thought I’d report in. I know what you’re thinking – I thought it too: What the heck is a steelhead event doing in Montana, of all places? A fundraiser for a species that doesn’t even live there, on a school night in November, during a severely spiraling economy? No way.
LINK (Via: The Cleanest Line)
Wild Steelhead Coalition is proud to have been a part of the Save Wild Steelhead Festival in Bozeman, Montana. Despite a tough economy, weeknight schedule and a geographic location that has never even seen a steelhead, the Bozeman angling, arts and conservation community turned out in droves to support the event created by the FlyBoys, Paul Tarantino and Josh Brandner.
LINK (Via: The Wild Steelhead Coalition)
The first ever Save Wild Steelhead Festival went off Nov. 5th 2008 with an overwhelming response from audience members, sponsors, and advocates. The overall consensus was that it was a huge success. Team Fly Boys with the help of presenting sponsors Patagonia and RL Winston organized a multimedia fundraising event to save wild steelhead. Fly Fishing community members came from all over to support the cause.
LINK (Via: Fly Boys)
The new site www.aegmedia.com features clips from all the AEG films, information regarding the 2009 Fly Fishing Film Tour and much more. You can also upload your own fly photos and videos, connect with other people on the AEG forum and watch clips from the last film tour. This years tour also features a four thousand dollar prize to the best film of the tour with the winner to be determined by audience voting online and at tour venues. LINK
This is the 5 min dead drift dry fly steelhead cut seen at The Drake film awards.
The Flyboys have also launched a new website LINK
Hustle & Fish is Rollcast
Productions highly anticipated follow up to the indie Fly Fishing hit
"Fishizzle!" Shot on HD with 35 mm lenses, Hustle & Fish is an epic fly fishing adventure chalked full
wacky characters, near death experiences, sharks, bears, wolves, and
most of all breathtaking fly fishing footage.
Via: Adoring Amber Heard LINK
The Fly Fishing Film Tour is now taking entries for the 2009 Fly Fishing Film Tour. All entries must be submitted no later than Friday December 5th, 2008. Winners will be announced Friday January 2nd, 2009.
The Fly Fishing Film tour is the largest film tour of its kind and is open to all film makers.
Selected films will screen in front of thousands of people in dozens of cities across the world.
For the complete Rules, Terms & Conditions and official entry from visit www.flyfishingfilmtour.com
In all the excitement surrounding the film adaptation of The River Why, ever wonder why the guy who wrote the book was strangely absent from all the publicity?
Duncan v. Cohen, 2008 WL 2891065 (N.D. Cal.)
Duncan sued defendants, including the Sierra Club, based on Thomas Cohen and Kristi Cohen’s attempts to make a film of Duncan’s book The River Why. He alleged copyright infringement and various state-law claims.
Via: Rebecca Tushnet's 43(B)log LINK
William Hurt will be taking the role of Henning Hale-Orviston (H2O) in the upcoming screen adaptation of The River Why.
IMBD has details on the cast, director, and producer on the project. LINK
Hurt himself makes it official in this interview with CNN. LINK
CNN: What about your upcoming projects?
Hurt: There's a small independent film I'm about to do called "The River Why," and hopefully I'm going to do some episodes on "Damages" with Glenn Close.
You thought there was Pebble Mine overload at this years' Fly Fishing Film Festival?
At last count this now makes 5 movies about fly fishing for steelhead currently in production.
Nick Clement, who penned an article in the latest issue of This is Fly, has been working on some film projects.
Independent filmmakers Andy Heathcote and Heike Bachelier follow the story of Hardy’s, the Rolls Royce of fishing tackle manufacturers from their enthusiastic and inventive beginnings back in 1873, up to our modern day world of globalisation.
Watch the trailer
Armed with a new veggie powered rig and a new shiny sled, the AEG crew reports from north of the border.
Kicking off in April, this year's Rise film festival will play 35 venues in New Zealand and Australia.
AEG's third feature film is now set for release on March 17th.
Pre-order your copy today! LINK
A few minutes before liftoff.
Less than 24 hours to the official start of the 2008 Fly Fishing Film Tour!
Hot off the press from Todd Moen at Spirit River Studios, this Oregon Coast fish flick is silly good. Check out Todd vault o' porn here.
The Trailer/Teaser to the fly fishing film "the one" from gray ghost productions. LINK
A link to a sweet clip from the film Tarpon Season by Captain Will Benson.
“I always wanted to make a fishing highlight reel to Jimi Hendrix’s ‘All Along the Watchtower,’ so I produced Tarpon Season.
Via: The Mountain Culture LINK
Although he doesn't know it yet, Bennett and I received our copy of the Trout Bum Diaries Volume II: New Zealand on Friday. After a weekend of truck shopping, wife induced chores, and only one trout landed (although it WAS 20 inches and full of chaos), I inserted the DVD into the player. Beer in hand and dog on feet, I give it two thumbs (and a swollen groin) up.
Davy, Owens, Crump, Jill and the gang at AEG have evolved nicely with their second crack at fly fishing filmography. Volume II: New Zealand is now available for sale at fly shops and at AEG dot com.