North of Wild is a short film that explores the pursuit of fly-fishing for bigger-than-life wild Brook Trout and Landlocked Salmon in an unimaginably rugged, remote, and beautiful place most Americans know nothing about. Culturally unique, pristine, and home to some of the world’s most significant and rewarding fishing, Labrador is a place unlike any other. The project seeks to explore one of the most untamed and pristine regions in all of North America through the lens of a team of devoted and passionate fly anglers, who have experienced a wide range of fishing situations, but none to rival Labrador. The party, which includes legendary fishing author John Gierach, Labrador’s leading fly-angling authority Robin Reeve, and a young and dedicated fly fishing writer Aimee Eaton, arrive by float plane – the only way in or out of this vast wilderness - and embark on a journey of discovery that few can imagine, much less take part in. With only their guide and a pair of Hudson Bay Freighter canoes, the crew embraces, and is embraced by, a place that is as wild now as it was 200 years ago.+ More details
Throughout the east coast of North America, from Long Island Sound to the northern most point of Labrador if you look closely, you will find the chrome beauty known as Salmo Salar. For a fly fisherman it may mean the best fresh water game fish there is, to a biologist it may be a long history of research, and the conversationalist in many cases it is the one to save. This film is a compilation of all that is good in North America; people hard at work for an excellent cause, the fight to hold on to a North American treasure or just the simple beauty of this “leaper.” As of late, there are significant efforts in place to better understand what is going on with this fable fish. There’s no doubt; Atlantic salmon are in trouble, particularly in the Coast of Maine watershed and points south. Where once there were thousands of fish, now there are tens. That’s tens. Sadly, in some places, there are none and yet, in many Canadian rivers they are thriving with record returns. It is a lot to take in, we know, but where there is truth you will also find understanding. This journey explores the outer most reaches from the wilds of Labrador, the Gaspe Bay Peninsula and New Brunswick, to the inner workings of hatcheries and fish traps. From the rich sporting heritage to the mystery while at sea, this film will take you on an exploration of a lifetime, well beyond the leap.+ More details
Winner Short Film Category 2013+ More details
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