Author: Mathis Eskjaer, Peter Christensen, Peter Lyngby, Mikkel Poppelhoj
Publisher: Sellfish Media Team, Dec 2011
Binding: DVD (0.2 lbs)
A film that mixes Western and Gonzo elements with traditional fly fishing. Blinded by stories of giant Northern pike, a trio of fly fishers set out to explore the remote Innoko River in Alaska. They end up getting a whole lot more than they bargained for-- generous servings of booze, taking the law into one’s own hands and gun slinging-- challenges that need to be overcome to find the giants. 50 min.
After the fly fishers meet the Native Americans that live in the drainage, their adventure begins to take wild twists and turns.
Moving deeper into the Backyard, the fly fishers find some of the best pike on the fly fishing ever caught on film. But, to their misfortune, the Backyard turns out to be a lot like the old West. Generous servings of booze, taking the law into one’s own hands and gun slinging over a piece of land, are challenges that need to be overcome to find the giants of the Innoko.
The result is a film that has been compared in style to that of grindhouse flicks, putting an end to the idea of fly fishing as ”the quiet sport”. This is Fly, one of the world’s premier fly fishing magazines, wrote this about the trailer:
”We can honestly say a Backyard in Nowhere is probably the most captivating fly fishing trailer we have seen lately, maybe ever. It’s cinematic with a strong story, awesome giant pike, characters and the post production is expert….The trailer has a Quentin Tarantino vibe to it…this is really the first fly fishing film we have seen to be worthy of such a comparison.”
All together, the reactions have been overwhelming. Here are a couple more.
“This is totally different from anything we have seen in the fly fishing movie scene ever. The look is amazing, sound design is stunning and the shots of pike destroying flies speak for themselves. I think we are witnessing the first fresh breath in the fly fishing movie scene in a loooong time….”, Joakim Andreassen, vakmag.com
”F*****G AWESOME…those pike are enormous!”, Nick Pujic, Fly Max Films