This year I took a big step as a filmmaker in the fly fishing industry. I teamed up with saltwater anglers Mark Martin and Alex Beck from Angler’s Eye Media and spent a few days in San Diego putting together a project on fly fishing for tuna. I’m sure tuna will surprise many of you, as I was surprised they are crazy amazing fish, not just found in a can 🙂 We initially had hoped to get the film into one of the industries top film festivals, and I’m happy to say that we accomplished that.
The International Fly Fishing Film Festival (IF4) has officially selected our film “Wide Open” to be shown around to globe in 2016.
The IF4 kicks off in Denver on January 8th, and will be making a stop in Orem Utah on March 3rd, so if you are in the area save the date! Exciting to say the least!
The full version is right around 14 minutes long and will only be shown in the film festival during 2016. Here is the trailer which I think you will find exciting.
Here is a description of the film:
“In search for what is pound for pound the hardest pulling fish in the ocean, anglers Mark Martin and Alex Beck set out on an adventure in Mark’s home waters off the coast of San Diego, California. Muscle, speed, and adrenaline are the genetic strengths of yellowfin tuna, and could they also experience the tug of the elusive bluefin tuna on the fly? Join them in their adventure of reel screaming, rod bending, heart pounding action to see if tuna really can claim the title of the hardest pulling fish in the saltwater world.”
I was surprised at the strength and beauty of these fish. As a trout guy I had no idea how hard saltwater fish can pull, especially tuna.