Gone Fishing (2008 film)

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Gone Fishing
Gone Fishing Short Film Poster.jpg
DVD Cover
Directed by Chris Jones
Produced by Ivan Francis Clements
Written by Chris Jones
Starring Bill Patterson
James Wilson
Cinematography Vernon Layton
Edited by Eddie Hamilton
Running time
13 min.
Country UK
Language English
Budget £25,000 (estimated)

Gone Fishing is a short film written and directed by Chris Jones, starring Bill Paterson and James Wilson, that premiered at BAFTA on 12 January 2008.[1]


"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.[2]



  1. ^ "Netribution article on the premiere of Gone Fishing". Retrieved 2008-08-18. 
  2. ^ "Gone Fishing Press Area". 

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