Gone Fishing (2008 film)
|Directed by||Chris Jones|
|Produced by||Ivan Francis Clements|
|Written by||Chris Jones|
|Edited by||Eddie Hamilton|
"Gone Fishing" is the touching story of a boy and old man coming to terms with bereavement through their shared love of fishing, and the legend of Goliath, the biggest pike ever caught!
This thirteen minute short film was financed by 150 film makers and directed by the author of The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook, Chris Jones.
The story is in part autobiographical - while growing up, director Chris Jones and his friends would often attempt to catch the legendary 'Oscar the pike', a fish that according to local myth terrorized the lake at the end of his road, the aptly named Blue Lagoon. This was the inspiration behind the legend of 'Goliath', the big fish in this even bigger tale.
- Best Narrative Short, Producers Guild of America, 2009
- Rhode Island International Film Festival, Grand Prize (First) 2008
- Grand Jury Prize, Edmonton International Film Festival 2009
- Best Short Film, Indianapolis International Film Festival 2009
- Palm Beach International Film Festival, Best Short Film, 2009
- Sedona Film Festival, Best Film; Audience Award, 2009
- Bahamas International Film Festival, Best Short Film 2008
- "Netribution article on the premiere of Gone Fishing". Retrieved 2008-08-18.
- "Gone Fishing Press Area".