1. Montauk Rocks Teaser

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    from Richard Siberry / Added

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    UPDATE 05/12 You can now be a part of the MOntauk Rocks production team, visit Montauk Rocks on Kickstarter to find out more. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/richsib/release-montauk-rocks This is a trailer for a documentary film called Montauk Rocks which I am currently working on. The film has been several years in production and will be finished and on store shelves by the fall of 2012. Montauk Rocks is about the legions surf fishermen who migrate to the rocky shores of New Yorks easternmost point each fall in pursuit of a trophy striped bass. Montauk is the self proclaimed "Surf Fishing Capital Of The World" and attracts anglers from around the globe. Every fall this terrestrial migration takes place, coinciding with the oceanic migration of the striped bass. Anglers come to Montauk to participate in this rite of passage from around the country, and from as far away as Europe and Japan. The competition for prime fishing spots increases every year as more and more anglers arrive on the beaches and rocks around Montauk Point hoping for their piece of the ever-diminishing fish stocks. Conflicts erupt between local and visiting anglers, between shore bound and boat anglers, and increasingly frequently, between anglers and surfers. This is not your granddaddy’s fishing. No snoozing under a straw hat waiting for a perch to put a bend in the old cane pole. Every year tackle and bones are smashed in the waves and on the rocks that define the Montauk experience. Doctors are roused from their beds to remove hooks from faces, hands, and legs. For some it’s a one-time deal, not something they wish to make a habit of. For others, well lets just say it’s not only the fish that get hooked. For everyone with a sense of adventure and a taste for pure, unfiltered, undiluted adrenalin it’s a must, even if only once. This footage was shot largely on a Canon XHA1 at 24f.

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    • Montauk Rocks, Official Trailer; feat The Hot Sprockets

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      from Richard Siberry / Added

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      Five years in the making, at a cost of one drowned camera, one almost drowned cameraman, one blown transmission and two broken ribs, feature documentary "Montauk Rocks" is now available on DVD. Here's what the reviewers have to say about "Montauk Rocks". “Montauk Rocks is an artful and masterfully filmed documentary about one of the most iconic fishing towns in America. Whether you are an angler, a traveler or someone interested in the heritage of a great American seaside village you need to watch this creative and engaging film. Richard Siberry has hit a grand slam home run with Montauk Rocks. You will want to view this captivating film over and over again. It is that good. Bravissimo!” Angelo Peluso Noted angler, outdoors journalist and book author “For decades professional film makers and television producers, from Van Campen Heilner to Jose Wejebe, have tried to capture the action, the culture and the aura of surfcasting in Montauk. But nobody has managed to do it as comprehensively or with such insight as Rich Siberry has done with "Montauk Rocks”.” Michael Wright, The East Hampton Press "Montauk Rocks" is everything you'd ever want in a film: It informs, entertains and even breaks your heart. And if, after watching it, you do not have the sudden urge to drive straight to Montauk to fish, you do not have a pulse." Monte Burke, staff writer, Forbes magazine, and author of "4th And Goal" and "Sowbelly." ABOUT MONTAUK ROCKS To many, the east end of New Yorks' Long Island is simply the legendary summer home of the worlds' elite, and those who aspire to be. As summer draws to a close however, and both the leaves and the mercury start to fall, those who came east to be seen are replaced by the legions who come to disappear into the night, and into the rocks, in pursuit of a trophy striped bass, and an even bigger fish tale. Richard Siberry’s directorial debut, "Montauk Rocks" is a wild ride, an immersive experience, without getting wet, in Montauk's legendary fall run fishery. Montauk surfcasters come from all walks of life, all occupations and all social classes. From past to present, the unique personalities who helped Montauk become, and remain, the undisputed "Surfcasting Capital of the World" give insight into what makes Montauk such a special place. Showing little respect for no parking or private property signs, Montauk's surf fishermen pursue their sport regardless of the changes taking place around them. With the advent of the information age, competition for space on Montauks prime rocks rocks has increased, leading some anglers to don wetsuits and swim to offshore rocks where they can escape the competition. An elite (some say deranged) few have abandoned their stony perches altogether and simply drift along in the currents, several hundred yards off shore, in a practice known as skishing. Protected only by their wetsuits, and oftentimes in the dead of night, they float along, dragging their bait, in the place that produced the largest great white shark ever caught. 

 Montauk Rocks will take its viewers on an unforgettable journey with their own neighbors. A fringe society, which exists right in our midst, yet whose motivations, inspirations and adventures, are completely unknown to the majority of society. This is not your granddaddy’s fishing. No heading down to the pond chasing bluegills and tommy cods. Fall surf fishing in Montauk bears little relation most people’s concept of 'recreational fishing'. For some it’s a one-time deal, for others, it’s not only the fish that get hooked Including a 5.1 surround sound audio track, featuring an original score by composer Jay Lifton, and music from Ireland’s The Hot Sprockets, and blues legends Bob Corritore and Henry Gray, Montauk Rocks is more than just a fishing movie. Shot entirely on location in Montauk and New York City, Montauk Rocks speaks to the adventurer in all of us, and lets us know that the greatest adventures can sometimes be found right in our own back yard.

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      • The Skisherman award winning short documentary

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        from Chandler Kauffman / Added

        At night and in conditions that send most fisherman indoors, Frank Blasko is heading out to ride the rip currents of the Atlantic in search of the perfect catch. Skishing, a contraction of skiing and fishing, is an extreme form of fishing practiced by a handful of hardcore surf casters off the shores of Montauk, NY. So called because in their natural environment, a large striper has the tendency to drag you around before it will let you reel him in, skishing carries the very real risks of getting hit by a boat, eaten by a shark or any of a number of other dangers inherent to venturing into the sea. Copyright 2010 Chandler Kauffman/Entropy Film Works Inc. chandlerkauffman.com http://www.theskisherman.com/

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        • The Skisherman Trailer

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          from Chandler Kauffman / Added

          At night and in conditions that send most fisherman indoors, Frank Blasko is heading out to ride the rip currents of the Atlantic in search of the perfect catch. Skishing, a contraction of skiing and fishing, is an extreme form of fishing practiced by a handful of hardcore surf casters off the shores of Montauk, NY. So called because in their natural environment, a large striper has the tendency to drag you around before it will let you reel him in, skishing carries the very real risks of getting hit by a boat, eaten by a shark or any of a number of other dangers inherent to venturing into the sea. Copyright 2010 Chandler Kauffman/Entropy Film Works Inc. www.chandlerkauffman.com

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          • Skishing, shot on Super 8mm

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            from Chandler Kauffman / Added

            Shot on Super 8 Fuji Velvia 50D Copyright 2009 Chandler Kauffman/Entropy Film Works Inc http://chandlerkauffman.com/

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