FilmFest4Veterans is proud to present our 3rd exceptional film event in 2 years in support of non-profits taking care of our veterans! Join us for 2 fun nights at the Stony Creek Brewery in Branford, CT to celebrate the end of our Striped Bass fishing season with an award-winning presentation of Howard Film’s epic “Running the Coast”!
You’ll get to meet our special guest Greg Myerson who is featured in the film and hear him tell the story of his World Record catch (will be on display!) and explain why practicing Catch & Release is critical to the future of our fisheries!
Also meet pioneering artist and angler, Matt Hart of The Forged Fly who’s innovative and entirely unique metal-fly sculptures have captivated both anglers and art lovers across the country! Recent works will be on display!
Be sure to check out exciting raffle items and giveaways from our generous sponsors!
Enjoy Stony Creek Brewery’s outstanding selection of craft beers on-tap through the event.
These events are organized by Sean Callinan and Ray Luhn on behalf of FilmFest4Veterans and Take A Vet Fishing (est. 2007) our hosting organization, bringing together a passion for giving back through fishing, art, conservation and honoring our veterans.
DETAILS ABOUT THE FILM:
Howard Films presents – “RUNNING THE COAST”
“THANK GOD FOR THIS MOVIE.”
-IGFA WORLD RECORD HOLDER, GREG MYERSON
THE PLANET’S BIGGEST NATURAL MIGRATION STILL REMAINS VERY MUCH A MYSTERY TO US ALL. MAYBE THAT’S WHY WE JUST CAN’T STOP FOLLOWING.
This film chronicles the 1000 mile annual migration of the Striped Bass from the Chesapeake Bay north to Maine. The featured anglers are all joined by one passion that takes up most of their waking hours. A cast of of “Striped Bass lifers” and guides including IGFA Striped Bass world record holder Greg Myerson, give their all to find and outwit Striped Bass from beaches to deep ocean shelves and clearwater flats. Greg traces the eureka moment that changed his life and the sport of striped bass fishing. Sea captains lose their minds in a blitz with waves moving in, and rock god Roger Waters joins us out of nowhere to get in on the action himself. From shallow water worm hatches in Rhode Island, biblical blitzes off of Long Island’s Montauk, and neurotic fish darting on white flats, we see the striped bass pursued in every way. And while often going without sleep or food or family, we learn what it takes to catch the most mysterious and adventurous fish in the Atlantic Ocean, and maybe something about ourselves as well.
“DON’T MISS THIS MOVIE!”
-SEAN & RAY, @FILMFEST4VETERANS
DAY-1: Part 1 plus Speaker, raffles
DAY-2: Parts 2 & 3 plus raffles
Benefitting Non-Profit Organizations:
Fishing Outreach Honoring Our Veterans in CT:
Take A Vet Fishing – Fishing for healing & recovery since 2007, “5,000 & Counting!”
Rivers of Recovery – Rehabilitation through fishing for combat veterans since 2008
Veteran Angler Charters – Fishin’ with a Mission since 2008
The Fishing Outreach Program – Getting veterans and kids hooked on fishing since 2008
Wild Oceans – Conservation for the future of fishing
FOR QUESTIONS & TO CONTACT ORGANIZERS PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
Ticket Sponsorships and Donations welcomed, ThankYou!