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Sasquatch and the Steelhead

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30

Mar

2015

Deep in the Olympic Peninsula rain forest, wild steelhead still carve a small niche into the ecosystem. This is the unlikely story of an even rarer species who calls this remote corner of Washington State home: the Steelheading Sasquatch. We trekked though the region for several weeks tracking the creature as it moved from river to river, meticulously documenting his behavior. After gaining his trust we were able to capture first of its kind footage as an unusual friendship developed…
DON’T LET STEELHEAD BECOME AS HARD TO FIND AS SASQUATCH!!

VISIT:
wildsteelheadcoalition.org/
FIND OUT WHAT YOU CAN DO TO ENSURE THIS IMPORTANT PART OF NORTHWEST HERITAGE NEVER DISAPPEARS.
Music: Todd Terje “Inspector Norse”
Director: Joey Mara
Producer: Daniel Silverberg
Editor: Joey Mara
Director of Photography: Daniel Silverberg
Special Thanks: Jeff Jennings
For more info email Joey or Daniel at:
Joey@waistdeepmedia.com Daniel@waistdeepmedia.com

Ethan Sprague: The Camera and the Cage

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30

Mar

2015


The players and ballers of New York’s West 4th Street courts

“I like to work with nutcases, people who don’t conform,” says Milan-born filmmaker Alex Grazioli, who found the oddball photographer and subject of Ethan Sprague: The Camera and the Cage through yet another unorthodox character. Grazioli, who splits his time between New York City and London, was working on a feature documentary about Abel Ferrara, and after sharing a slice at Gotham’s famed Joe’s Pizza, Ferrara suggested they go watch some basketball down the street. Grazioli was struck by the in-your-face nature of the games at the courts on the corner of West 4th Street and 6th Avenue, where a fence barely separates players from passersby and onlookers. “[There was] this weird-looking older guy taking photographs, this geek amidst all these black guys with ripped bodies,” says Grazioli, describing Ethan Sprague.

“There was this geek amidst all these black guys with ripped bodies”
A few years later, setting out to film a series of love letters to NYC, Grazioli began to document the man obsessively documenting this “jail cell of alpha dogs” as Sprague calls the court scenario. Sprague has lived nearby for most of his life and since the age of 11 has amassed 9,000-plus images of this place, all shot on his Nikkorex. Grazioli also discovered that Sprague spends evenings taking portraits of transsexuals, and hopes this pursuit will form part two of a “Jekyll and Hyde” double-bill of films.

“I like to work with nutcases, people who don’t conform”
Having studied psychology, sociology and anthropology, Grazioli’s interest in human quirk isn’t surprising, but he always knew he wanted to direct. While at film school he doggedly pursued an interaction with Quentin Tarantino who advised him to drop out and just do it. He did. Now shooting films and photographs for Sony Music, Vodafone and Vogue Italia, his short for YouTube’s Copa90 channel on footballers in Brazil was nominated for a digital Emmy. Odyssey in Rome, his Ferrara adventure, finally comes out in a couple of months, and he is intermittently filming another documentary on music legends Massive Attack. But, Grazioli says, “New York is my first love. I never tire of its stunning urban light.”

Brothers on the Mayfly

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30

Mar

2015

Brothers On The Mayfly from BrothersOnTheFly on Vimeo.

For the second year in a row, Brothers on The Fly have won the TellmeFishing Video Contest

http://tellmefishing.wix.com/tellmefishing#!copia-di-2014-winners/c1pzx

With 24 videos selected to participate in the Contest, the competition was tough, including some killer videos. Yet, their short film “Brothers on the Mayfly” ended up first which is a real honor.

Brothers on The Fly is looking at an exciting year 2015, including their biggest project yet, a film about conservation and fly fishing in Iceland.

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