FOXTRAP FILMSFoxTrap Films is a refreshing emergence to the film industry. You will not find every-day dramas here. Nor will you find the arrogant, “the world owes me” attitude commonly associated with film school tyros and Hollywood gurus. We’re not here to please those people . . .
“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.Read More