RISE - Fly Fishing Film Festival 2013
Not Long Now. - In its 8th year, RISE is on a quest to explore the diverse world of fly fishing, to connect anglers through shared experience, and to create public awareness of fly fishing's new vibrant emergence. The festival allows the fishing community to share their passion for the sport by attending film screenings across the country. It's the biggest kick-off to the fishing season there is!
RISE showcases the best adventure fly fishing films of 2013 in a big screen extravaganza. The mission of the festival is to inspire audiences with epic adventures, strong stories and big fish in pristine environments. Check outwww.gin-clear.comfor all tour information, videos, photos and more.
Festival Feature Films
Gin-Clear Media's LEVIATHAN is the feature film of the festival and the follow-up to the highly acclaimed PREDATOR. For humankind, water is the source of eternal wonder, so too the creatures that dwell within this mysterious realm. The lure of the unknown is what drives fly fishers to explore and to seek out the largest fish of a species, not for the trophy but for the challenge. LEVIATHAN documents epic fly fishing battles with these modern-day aquatic monsters in a global tour-de-force.
New Zealand is recognized as a mecca for giant brown trout, but few realise that the largest of these live in tiny spring creeks hidden deep in the dense forests of the Bay of Plenty, LEVIATHAN descends into the jungle to shine some light on these enigmatic beasts. Next are the giant rainbow trout of Patagonia’s fabled Jurassic Lake. This desolate and wind swept lake is undoubtedly home to the largest trout on the planet.
In the South Pacific, there is one denizen of the deep that demands instant respect - the Giant Trevally. LEVIATHAN follows fly fishers as they lock horns with these mighty fish in the coral reefs of French Polynesia and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Regardless of location or species, a fishing adventure targeting the world’s piscatorial legends is certain to be a feast for the senses.
ONLY THE RIVER KNOWS
A mix of fiction and documentary, the film reflects man's tendency to mistake dream for reality. The story unfolds by the legendary Lethe River on New Zealand’s wild and wondrous South Island. Back in 1988, Lars Lenth, spent three months exploring the fabled river and fishing for its abnormally large trout. At night, he would sit down in a remote cabin and write down his experiences in a journal. Nearly 25 years later, the young trout bum Rolf Nylinder looses his way in the wilderness near Lethe. He finds the long-lost journal, full of insights about the very soul of fly fishing.
Follow three expert fishermen as they undertake on a two-week voyage deep into the heart of Guyana's rainforest. Their mission: to demonstrate that the arapaima can be caught with a fly rod. If they succeed, it will prove that the country's fledgling sports fishing industry is viable. And that will mean a brighter future for the native peoples, the rainforest they call home -- and the endangered arapaima itself.
BLACKWATER DEVIL's GOLD
For producer Grant Wiswell, fly fishing has always been about exploration. A few years back he had the opportunity to travel to the Bolivian jungle to fish and film - “Devil’s Gold” which garnered industry-wide awards and acclaim. Wiswell couldn’t shake the itch to return. The allure of the wild and beautiful Golden Dorado drew him back for a return trip. This time to a new river, the Agua Negra. Blackwater is the visually stunning story of his return journey to the Bolivian Amazon in search of even more Devil’s Gold.
Venues & Dates
|Please note that shows often sell out weeks in advance, to ensure a ticket it is safest to purchase online and guarantee a seat.|
|Launceston Show||Village Cinema|