Bristol Bay is home to the largest salmon run on planet earth, & the fishing is legendary. Castaway Films & the FFF invite you on a cinematic journey two years in the making. Gary Borger, Gary Loomis, & others will be your guides on an Alaskan expedition in search of 30-inch rainbows & other prized gamefish. Along the way we'll get up close & personal with the grizzlies, view extraordinary underwater footage, & show some of the most explosive freshwater takes ever recorded in HD. Come to see what makes Bristol Bay the most prolific fishery on earth & why this timeless ecosystem is in danger of being lost forever. 22 min.
Equilibrium was released in January 2008 to a thunderous applause at AEG Media’s Fly Fishing Film Tour in Ventura, California. Since that time it has shown in over 50 theaters to tens of thousands of anglers. Over the course of the tour, thousands have signed petitions, which were sent to the Governor of Alaska. Their collective voice has been heard. In addition, Castaway Film's very own Dr. Grant Wiswell lectured on this important topic to numerous anglers at the International Sportsman's Expo in Denver, with Brian O'Keefe, Brian Kraft, and Jack Dennis.
Scott Hed, Director of the Sportsman’s Alliance for Alaska, has screened Equilibrium at over 11 sporting shows to hundreds of anglers throughout the country this winter. From his experience with the film, Mr. Hed reports, “The sport fishing industry, and the fly fishing segment of the industry in particular, has continued to support the campaign. Magazines continue running stories and updates as well as the full-page ‘No Pebble Mine’ advertisement, which now has 100 company logos on it. Dozens of companies donated products for the Bristol Bay conservation campaign’s online fundraising auction. To date, the auction has grossed over $41,000; and it will run through late June. All funds raised will be used to support continued outreach efforts both in Alaska and outside the state.”
According to Margot Roosevelt of The Los Angeles Times, prominent jewelers, including Tiffany & Co., Helzberg Diamonds, and Fortunoff, recently announced a “Bristol Bay Protection Pledge” in conjunction with the “No Dirty Gold Initiative.” In no uncertain terms these jewelers have voiced their concern and will oppose irresponsible mining practices planned for Alaska’s Bristol Bay. This is the first time in history that jewelry retailers have joined the fight against a specific mine. As over 80 percent of all gold used in the US is for jewelry, this may prove to be a significant deterrent to dirty gold distribution.
WHAT THE EXPERTS ARE SAYING:
This 22-minute documentary is a celebration of the incredible angling diversity of Bristol Bay’s famed salmon and trout rivers, featuring some of the greatest fly fishing sequences ever filmed in Alaska. Shot entirely on 1080 HD, the expansive beauty and grandeur of Bristol Bay explodes on the screen making even more poignant the exclusive on-camera interviews with Gary Loomis, Gary Borger, and Jerry Jacques, as they discuss the impending threat of Pebble Mine.”
Editor, Wild on the Fly Magazine
"Great Stuff! You've learned the craft exceptionally well. I'm honored to be a part of it."
Master Fly Fisherman
"We very much appreciate the effort you have made to fight the Pebble Mine...It is an awesome film.... and think you've done a really beautiful job with it."
President, Simms Fishing Products
“Castaway Films’ Equilibrium was created and filmed from the heart before financial backing and before any distributor arrangement because its creator, Dr. Grant Wiswell, believed that the world had to see what we are fighting for. It is a special film about a special place.”
R. P. Van Gytenbeek
CEO, Federation of Fly Fishers
“AWESOME! Everything is right on. The message is presented in a way many and most people should be able to appreciate, understand, and embrace. Great work! I’ll share it with as many people as I can.”
“Not since Robert Redford's A River Runs Through It has fly fishing been shown in such a beautifully shot format. This only adds to the importance of the message contained in the film by making us all truly aware of what is at stake here by playing on the passions that this invokes and is a credit to director Dr. Grant Wiswell.”
Editor, Fish and Fly (U.K.)
“I watched Equilibrium, and I really enjoyed it. It is beautifully shot, and it was cool to see some of the places I’ve fished and guided. Your film, combined with Felt Soul’s Red Gold, should go a long way toward generating momentum in the fight to stop Pebble Mine. I’d like to try to bring copies of both films, along with some literature, to the attention of Vermont’s congressional delegation to see if they can get something going in Washington.”
Editor, American Angler
“I must say your production is one of the best that I've ever seen. If there's anything that I can help you with in the way of getting your message out, I stand ready.”
Owner, Jack Dennis Sports