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From the crew at Finback.
The debut feature documentary film by Finback Films, LOW & CLEAR is now in-stock and available for purchase exclusively from the FINBACK FILMS website.
The trailer for LOW & CLEAR won the 2010 Drake “Movie of the Year” award and the full-length 70-minute documentary went on to premiere at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival where it won the “Audience Award.” The film continues to screen at top international film festivals including Hot Docs and True/False receiving much critical acclaim.
The DVD includes the 70-minute feature film, a behind-the-scenes documentary MAKING LOW & CLEAR, deleted scenes, and the short film NORTHWOODS.
LOW & CLEAR was filmed using a RED 4K Digital Cinema camera and the DVD features 5.1 Surround Sound.
Finback Films is currently negotiating with distributors and plans include a limited theatrical release, VOD, and online streaming on iTunes by the end of 2012. The DVD will also be available at retail locations and fly shops everywhere.
ON A WINTER FLY-FISHING TRIP TO CANADA, TWO OLD FRIENDS, J.T. VAN ZANDT AND ALEX “XENIE HALL LEARN THEY’VE GROWN APART IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. THEIR DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO FISHING AND LIFE EMERGE AND CLASH ON THE SNOWY RIVER BANKS AND DAMP HOTEL ROOMS OF BRITISH COLUMBIA IN THIS TRUE STORY OF A FRIENDSHIP STRETCHED TO THE BREAKING POINT. AN EXPLORATION OF LIFE IN THE DISAPPEARING WILDERNESS OF THE WEST, LOW & CLEAR UNFOLDS WITH MOMENTS OF HUMOR AND PATHOS, SUCCESS AND FAILURE, AS J.T. AND XENIE FIND THEMSELVES ON A FISHING TRIP THAT COULD BE THEIR LAST.
For Immediate Release-
(Boulder, CO) – The recently concluded 2012 Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) produced results never before seen in the history of fly fishing, further cementing their position as the industry’s premier live film event. With attendance breaking the 40,000-‐person mark (38% increase), total shows topping 131 (20% growth), and fly shop partnerships surpassing 200 stores, it’s a claim that is hard to refute.
“It was a great year”, said F3T co-‐owner Doug Powell. “For a small business, in a niche market like ours, it’s hugely rewarding to experience such phenomenal results. It reaffirms our core beliefs that by providing our audience with the highest quality, original entertainment, continuing to support and partner with local businesses, and committing to growing the sport of fly fishing as a whole, that even in a down economy we can thrive.”
The first core belief mentioned above is evidenced by the fact that this year over $325,000 in partner, sponsor and F3T goods were either handed out or given away to show attendees. It’s a staggering figure but the F3T’s generosity extended far beyond show attendees. By pledging their support to filmmakers, not only promotionally but financially as well, the F3T followed through on their commitment to improve the quality, and assist in the growth, of the industry as a whole.
“Paying filmmakers has never been a question”, explains F3T co-‐owner Chris Keig. “Each year we try to increase our support of them. In 2012 we were proud to pay over $30,000 to filmmakers featured in our event. But we also wanted to do something for the folks who just missed the cut, so we created the F3T Grant Program.”
Keig further explains the new program, “We recognized how far a few extra dollars can go in helping purchase new equipment, clear a song or buy a software upgrade. With the F3T Grant Program, and thanks to the support of Patagonia, we’re enabling aspiring filmmakers to bridge the gap from a good project to a great final product.”
In addition to the success of their events and support of filmmakers, this year’s screenings generated critical awareness and impressive funding for causes both endemic to the sport and beyond; all told, F3T events helped raise over $150,000 for charities and conservation efforts related to fly fishing. Notable beneficiaries included Trout Unlimited, Project Healing Waters and Rivers of Recovery.
“It makes you feel proud that something you have grown and nurtured over the years is helping returning disabled vets and recovering cancer patients to rehabilitate back to a more normal life”, Powell explains. “Give a person a fly rod, place them in an idyllic environment and allow them to experience the joy and excitement of landing a fish, and you’d be amazed at how quickly their worries and woes drift away for a while.”
The Fly Fishing Film Tour is produced in Boulder, CO. In addition to the annual film tour, the company produces an annual magazine, Stonefly, which is distributed via film screenings and is available for download in the iTunes App Store and Google Marketplace. Additional assets include the website www.TheF3T.com and the soon to be released F3T Network. The F3T would not be possible without the continued support of their sponsors: Costa, Patagonia, Sage, Hardy Reels, Yeti Coolers, Scientific Anglers, Trout Unlimited, The Drake magazine, El Pescador, Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, and HD presenting sponsor the Outdoor Channel.
There are still 24 days remaining in Finback Film's Low and Clear Kickstarter campaign and they have already exceeded their goal! At the moment Kickstarter is the only place the film is available so if you want in on this fine film, hit the link below this recent project update.
What can we say, we made our goal in less than 6 days and are absolutely ecstatic!
This has been a long road, we've made big sacrifices to produce this film, and your support just proved that this crazy journey is going to work out.
Seriously, the flood of folks that have joined this Kickstarter campaign and pitched in is above and beyond our wildest dreams. We can't wait to share the film with you.
So here's the deal--we have 24 days still left and the DVD Pre-sale will keep on rolling! For now Kickstarter will be the only place Low & Clear is available. Please help spread the word, as every penny that we make above and beyond our initial goal has a use right now!
All the best, and thanks again, seriously.
Tyler, Kahlil, Alex
A profile of the fly fish film making power couple Carl McNeil and Jeanie Ackley.
LINK (via: The Otago Daily Times)