Press Release - RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival 2013
Be inspired this autumn as RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival, the world's most extensive fishing film festival, hits theatres on the Australian leg of its 2013 worldwide tour.
In its 8th year, RISE is on a quest to revel in 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 exclusive premieres from the world’s best fly fishing film makers. Cinema audiences will be gripped by stunning footage from Australia, New Zealand, Guyana, Argentina and Boliva presented in high definition on the big screen.
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 the largest trout on the planet. Surprisingly, these brutes readily devour huge dry flies, leading to many heart-in-mouth moments for fly fishers.
In the South Pacific, there is one denizen of the deep that demands instant respect - the Giant Trevally. Amongst fishermen the lore of their strength and aggression is second to none. 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, a fishing adventure targeting the world’s piscatorial legends is certain to be a feast for the senses.
As fly fishers, spending time in wild places brings us closer to the natural world. In this soulful place, we are catalyzed to enjoy, learn and protect. This understanding and commitment to wild places is what defines fly fishers: RISE celebrates and shares this spirit by bringing each adventure to life on the cinema screen.
For many, RISE Fly Fishing Film Festival has become so much more than just going to the cinema. These annual fish-fests have become a true celebration of fly fishing, it's an excuse to get together with friends and reminisce about the past season as well as look forward to the season to come.
Presented by Gin-Clear Media, RISEwill screen across Australia, including Perth, Darwin, Hobart, Launceston, Burnie, Melbourne, Ballarat, Canberra, Albury, Bowral, Sydney, Central Coast and Brisbane. For more information, local show dates and details, visit www.gin-clear.com.
Gin-Clear Media is based in Te Anau, New Zealand and is a multi-media company whose enterprises include leading feature films, websites, events and exhibitions. RISE is Gin-Clear Media's 8th annual film festival, adding to its increasingly important influence in the fly fishing film genre.
For more details, contact:
Event Manager, Gin-Clear Media