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LURE OF THE GRAYLING

A MOTION PICTURE DOCUMENTARY

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LURE OF THE GRAYLING (2016)

“Lure of The Grayling” will be a short documentary that paints a portrait of a regal fish, the Arctic Grayling, and the naturalist fly fisherman, Reed Morisky, who has spent his life pursuing the Grayling’s beauty. Early on, Reed agreed that this film would not be an endorsement for his business, but rather a promotion of the Arctic Grayling and of Alaska. It will take place in northern Interior Alaska, specifically along the Tanana River, a place that captures the fascination of audiences the world over. The film will portray the amount of pure work that Reed puts into preparing for the fly fishing season: readying all gear including a fully functioning jet boat, painstakingly tying his own flies and constructing his own, natural willow fly rod, as well as spending thousands of hours and dollars all in pursuit of the Arctic Grayling. The pursuit is not a dominating, “man-triumphs-over-fish” zeal, but rather a passionate and romanticized appeal to witnessing a rare fish in its gorgeous natural habitat. In addition, this film will be a window into the extraordinary Grayling and its ecosystems.

Therefore, this film will appeal to a large audience. Not only will fly fishermen/women themselves find it interesting, but naturalists, conservationists, and nature lovers in general will appeal because it is a film of one man pursuing a most humble goal. In the process, it brings the audience to witness a simply beautiful life: the Arctic Grayling.

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TEA KETTLE MEN

2014

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TEA KETTLE MEN (2014)

Before they were men, they were burglars. Louis and Grizz, two ironic fellows each with their own knack for violence and tea-sipping, rob a bank in the Wild West of Lost Creek, Wyoming. Louis hopes to buy an arsenal of weapons for future endeavors; all that Grizz wants is a nice china tea set and a box of Kenyan Bold. Following the robbery and a deal gone wrong with a third party, the dumb duo set out into a rugged area of wilderness known as Tea Kettle Rock. But they may be in for more than a good gunfight or a swig of tea can handle; the deputy sheriff that is on their heels knows the country better than anyone. Will Louis and Grizz outrun the aim of his rifle? Or will they fall to a blood-and-tea stained Earth?

Filmed on location in Wyoming during the late winter of 2014, this film is FoxTrap Films’ first legitimate short film and longest film to date.

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Berserker Productions Commercial

2012

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Berserker Productions Commercial (2012)

Before they were FoxTrap Films, they were Berserker Productions. This advertisement was filmed entirely on location in Lingle, Wyoming. Never before have you seen such a high-action or daring chase. Two gun-equipped characters dash through the forest, passing several monuments to advertise Berserker Productions’ wide arsenal of filmmaking equipment. The climax arises when they encounter a giant Tyrannosaurus rex! One of the men unclips a grenade and hucks it at the other. One of the most iconic Berserker Productions’ shots (Joseph Jackson, sprawled midair with gun held at the ready, in front of a gasp-worthy fireball on the ground behind him) follows.

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A Symphony of Dinosaurs

2011

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A Symphony of Dinosaurs (2011)

This film was FoxTrap Films’ greatest digital achievement ever. Orrin Kinberg, during a visit to his sister’s band concert, filmed several plate shots of the musical conductor, the band, and several fans. Later, he went home and composited a larger-than-life and downright convincing Tyrannosaurus rex into his plate shots. The result was an entertaining short film of about a minute. It starts out with fans completely entrenched and excited in the band’s performance. The conductor waves them on, but suddenly, a T-Rex pokes his head out from behind a wide door in the corner of the stage. It is then that he wreaks havoc on the environment, scaring visitors half to Hell and finally getting his fill by swooping in and eating the musical conductor, whole.

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Lord of the Flies

2010

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Lord of the Flies (2010)

This is the first ever joint project of Orrin Kinberg and Joseph Jackson. Filmed in 2010 for a high school English assignment, this film is a teenager’s witty and wild take on William Golding’s classic, Lord of the Flies. Featuring breaktaking miniature footage, epic chase and swashbuckling scenes, and several emotional symbols, this film is surely to be a knock-out on movie night.

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