FINDING FONTINALIS WINS BEST CONSERVATION FILM Drake Magazine Video Awards: ICAST/IFTD
I couldn’t be more thrilled to announce that Finding Fontinalis took home the Best Conservation Film award at The Drake Magazine Video Awards! Big congrats to the entire team — all of whom worked hard on this project. I can’t post this without giving thanks to all the sponsors, lodges, guides, writers, filmers, artists, and volunteers for believing in and supporting this very important project over the years. Without all of you, this film would not have been possible.
The Drake Video Awards is always a great night of friends, films, drinks, and food. Great job to the Drake Mag team, and thanks for always entertaining us year after year. If you haven’t been to the Drake Video Awards yet, make sure to attend the show next year in Orlando!
+ Drake Magazine Film Awards: http://www.drakemag.com/video-awards.html
Finding Fontinalis is available for purchase/download!
You can now enjoy the highly anticipated full-length feature film at your leisure.
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Finding Fontinals is now available for purchase! You can now enjoy the highly anticipated full-length feature film at your leisure. Order a copy today!
“An old gaucho’s tale inspired the search for a new world-record brook trout; but the water, landscape and the culture surrounding it became the impetus to conserve and protect it all. Finding Fontinalis features magnificent hook jawed brook trout and incredible jaw dropping landscapes. Finding Fontinalis is the new film from Patagonia and acclaimed fly fishing filmmaker Travis Lowe, starring Agustin Fox and Bart Bonime with Bryan Gregson and featuring iconic environmentalist Yvon Chouinard. “
“an intriguing and engaging story…” TOM BIE – THE DRAKE MAGAZINE
“a beautiful and important film which should resonate with everyone who loves the outdoors”
HUEY LEWIS – ROCK ICON
“The film is incredible. This is the kind of story-telling that all fly-fishing film should aspire to”.
ROSS PURNELL – FLY FISHERMAN MAGAZINE
“An exemplary piece of fly fishing cinema…”
STEVE DUDA – THE FLYFISH JOURNAL
The Roxy Theater || Missoula, Montana April 15, 2017
I’m very pleased our little film was selected, and played, at the 40th Annual International Wildlife Film Festival yesterday at The Roxy Theater in Missoula, Montana! The IWFF is an annual wildlife and conservation themed film festival held each April. The event draws in hundreds of filmmakers, scientists, conservationists and enthusiasts. Housed at The Roxy Theater, Missoula’s historic independent arthouse theater. This international event is one of the largest and most diverse audiences in the region, with 6,000 attendees and 2,000 students.
It’s an honor to be among the other great films and film makers, its a stacked line-up. Great job team!
Patagonia and friends release feature-length film, Finding Fontinalis, for local grassroots fundraising efforts: Conservation message at the heart of inspirational documentary about one of the oldest fishing world records on the books.
VENTURA, California, (February 20, 2017)—Patagonia and co-sponsors Far Bank Enterprises, Yeti and Costa today announced the release of the feature-length downloadable version of Finding Fontinalis. A 70-minute feature film by Travis Lowe, Finding Fontinalis explores how the search for a new world record brook trout in Argentina ultimately leads the anglers involved on a mission to conserve and protect much more than just the fish itself.
Shot over a nearly four-year span on location in Canada, Argentina, Montana, California and Florida, Finding Fontinalis is the brainchild of angler and filmmaker Travis Lowe. A short festival-length cut was first released to great audience acclaim at fly fishing film tour screenings in the spring of 2016; the full-length feature now brings the incredible full story and its accessible conservation message to a broader audience.
The film is available to be screened in local markets globally to fly fishing dealers, grassroots conservation groups, and individuals.
In the summer of 1915, John William Cook disappeared into the vast boreal forests of northern Ontario, emerging seven days later with a 14.5-pound brook trout from the Nipigon River—the largest the world had ever seen. But the record was almost immediately embroiled in controversy: Some said Cook didn’t take the fish on the fly, some said it was one of Cook’s native guides who caught the fish, some even said it was no brook trout at all. Nevertheless, the record persisted.
One hundred years later, three anglers—fueled by an old gaucho’s tale that told of “el lugar con el pescado rojo grande,” the place with the big red fish—descend upon the Chubut province of Argentina in search of giant brook trout that are no longer found in their native North American range due to habitat loss and degradation.
Photographer Bryan Gregson; Patagonia’s Director of Fishing Bart Bonime; and environmentalist, angler, and founder of Patagonia Yvon Chouinard follow Agustin Fox, the charismatic and hardworking owner of Las Pampas Lodge, into an uncharted watershed to chase down the rumors. It is there that Fox shares his vision for something much greater than a new world record: the protection of not only the fish but the land, water and culture that surround it.
I’m pleased to see a few of my images made it into the new issue of American Angler Magazine. Ironically, the TOC image of the brook trout skin are both from the same location and shoot.
Big thanks to Rick Matney for always getting it done.
Head down to your local shop and grab a copy, or better yet, get a yearly subscription and never miss an issue.
CAPITOL NEWS KELOWNA BC | FINDING FONTINALIS Travis Lowe Interview
Its really great to see these images from Finding Fontinalis make it onto the front page of the Capital Newspaper in the Kelowna, BC today. Filmmaker Travis Lowe talks film and conservation, it’s a great read.
NORTHWEST TERRITORIES, YUKON & ONTARIO BOUND On Assignment: Part I
My bags are packed, Global Rescueand SAT phone in tow and I am heading out the door for a few weeks. I was thrilled to get the call to head to the Great White North accompanying Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventuresprogram director Shaun Lawson. Shaun and I will be headed to several remote locations over the course of the next few weeks, including the Arctic Circle. We will be targeting char, lake trout, brookies, pike and maybe a few other fin’d species. This is the first leg of my Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures summer tour. There are a numerous locations lined for up for the next few months, stay tuned!
PUBLISHED IMAGES | TFFJ 6.1 2014 Editorial Published
The new issue of The FlyFish Journal is finally on the newsstands! I’m very pleased a few of my images made it to print. Big thanks to all those that helped create the images, without you, none of these would be possible…especially the streamer ear-ring, ha! Head down to your local shop and grab yourself a copy!
+ Tyler Treece + Chris Barkey + Shaun Lawson + Aaron O’Leary + Rick Matney
NEW 2015 LAS PAMPAS LODGE CATALOG IS HOT OFF THE PRESS! Published, Commercial Catalog
This is one of my favorite shoots that I look forward to every year. The fishing is great, the scenery is superb and the local people are the salt of the Earth. It’s the people that bring me back year after year. The culture, spirit and tradition of the old world are still alive and well.
Ol’ Henry got it right, but I’ve already knew it since a kid …. “Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” … But sometimes I get too busy and forget, that is until I visit the quieter parts of the World, where time stops and Mother Nature roams free.