From morning till night
Some weathered salty sea men
Fish to classic rock
A Narrative Documentary
Cinematography by Zack McGeehan
Sound / Post Production by Dimitri Kouri
1st Place - 2011 Redstone Film Festival, Boston, MA
"...a beautifully photographed and expertly edited day in the life of Winthrop lobster fisherman ploying their endangered trade. Devoid of any commentary beyond the playlist of the oldies radio station the crew is listening to, it employs the minimalist and illuminating style of documentaries like 'Sweetgrass.'"
- Peter Keough - The Boston Phoenix, 2/9/11
"...a striking film, with no dialogue, brilliant lighting and camera shots as slick as the decks the fishermen stood on. Salty Dogs is a smoothly minimalist film, where narrative is not as important as the minutiae of a day in these fisherman’s lives. The film doesn’t suffer from the lack of a solid plot; instead, its strengthened by the honest portrayal of the boredom and repetitive beauty of life on the sea."
- Paul Squire - buquad.com, 2/13/11
This video highlights the scenery of Iliamna Lake and Lake Aleknagik in Southwest Alaska. These two watersheds provide spawning habitat for some of the largest returns of wild sockeye salmon from Bristol Bay, and also serve as important habitat for the development and growth of salmon in their early stages of life. As a keystone species in Bristol Bay, sockeye salmon are of large economic importance to the commercial fishing industry and local lodge outfits, they serve as an important food source for local communities, and also support the diverse and amazing ecosystems within these watersheds.