2012 IFTD Drake magazine Flyfishing video awards: Best Cinematography

“The Last Salmon Forest”  chapter 1 takes home ‘Best Cinematography” at this year 2012 IFTD Drake magazine Flyfishing video awards in Reno!

2012 IFTD Drake Film AwardsThis past July I had the opportunity to be involved with Ian Majszak at Detonation Studios for a project in Alaska. The subject spotlight is on the Tongass National Forest. It’s been an amazing adventure so far it will continue when we pic

We returned home to the lower 48 with very little time before we had to send off the film, to the Drake magazine Flyfishing. Having been apart of several 72 hours of fun film contests we’ve been training for this, right? By sheer luck, we made the deadline.  Ian sums it up nicely …

“…after a grueling but rewarding 11 day shoot in South East Alaska’s Tongass National Forest we were invited to submit a digital short for The Drake film awards. With only a handful of days to edit this is our submission that won an award for Best Cinematography. Gratitude – To all the phenomenal Alaskans that put a roof over our head, kept us fed and opened up their lives to us. Without their support this project would not of been possible.”

Winning Clip: https://vimeo.com/49630664

“The Last Salmon Forest” Teaser: https://vimeo.com/55021941

2012 IFTD Drake Magazine write-up: http://www.drakemag.com/featured-content/daily-drake/888-film-awards7cinematography.html

The Tongass Issue | Tongass 77

iPhone | Bryan Gregson Photography

This issue is not on the radar from most of the fishing world. Shadowed by the excellent Pebble Mine momentum, the Tongass 77 sits and waits for a voice. The Tongass is rare, it is also the last of its kind on Earth, and urgently needs our voice!!  As the good folks over at American Salmon Forest tell it:

“At nearly 17 million acres, the Tongass National Forest in Southeast Alaska is our country’s largest and most unique national forest. This magnificent landscape of western hemlock, Sitka spruce, western red cedar and yellow cedar trees is part of the world’s largest remaining intact temperate rain forest – and hosts some of the rarest ecosystems on the planet.”

The Tongass National Forest is owned by all of us who call the United States our home. The time is now to stand-up and get involved …  help protect what is yours.

“The Tongass is America’s salmon forest and one of the few places in the world where wild salmon and trout still thrive. Some 65 percent of  Tongass salmon and trout habitat is not Congressionally protected at the watershed scale, and is currently open to development activities that could harm fish. It’s time for Congress to better protect the richest resource of the Tongass: wild salmon.”

– Tim Bristol | Trout Unlimited | Alaska Program Director

  • For more information on how to help conserve America’s last largest temperate rainforest check out this link–> americansalmonforest.org/


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