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Welcome to the PRESS site for the short film 'Gone Fishing'. Here you will find hi res images, video clips, PDF press packs and contacts.  The whole making of Gone Fishing was documented on the Directors Blog, including many video webisodes. The blog now attracts thousands of visitors weekly.

If you have not seen Gone Fishing and would like to do so, if you are a member of the press, you can make a request for a DVD or protected online viewing copy by sending us an email here.
 


Short Project History
Gone Fishing was written and directed by Chris Jones, UK film maker and author of The Guerilla Film Makers Handbook series. The film was funded by asking people for small donations, it was shot on 35mm in the Summer of 2007 and premiered  at BAFTA in January 2008. Since then it has won over 35 international film festivals and awards.

For interviews or any further information, please call +44 7977 516 628 or send an email to mail@livingspirit.com 


Short Synopsis...
Gone Fishing is the touching story of a boy and old man coming to terms with bereavement through their shared love of fishing, and the legend of Goliath, the biggest pike ever caught!

Financed by 150 film makers, Gone Fishing is a short film directed by Guerilla Film Makers Handbook Author Chris Jones. Thirteen minutes of magic that will touch and move you.

The story is in part autobiographical - while growing up, director Chris Jones and his friends would often attempt to catch the legendary 'Oscar the pike', a fish that according to local myth terrorized the lake at the end of his road, the aptly named Blue Lagoon. This was the inspiration behind the legend of 'Goliath', the big fish in this even bigger tale.

Think 'Jaws' but for kids...


Download the full PDF press pack here

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Living Spirit Pictures
Ealing Film Studios,
Ealing Green,
London, W5 5EP,  UK
tel / fax +44 208 758 8544
cell +44 7977 516 628
email: mail@livingspirit.com

Quick Links
Watch the 60 Second Trailer

Download HiRes Images Below
Download the PDF Press Pack
Complete Cast and Crew
Directors Biography
Gone Fishing Award History
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Download the music score


Watch Blog webisodes

Request an online viewing of Gone Fishing


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Title Card from Gone Fishing, emulating a 1950's postcard. 
 


Gone Fishing Movie Poster, designed by Martin Butterworth at The Creative Partnership.


Old Bill and Simon go fishing (Pic by Vernon Layton)
 

Scotts actor, Bill Patterson as Old Bill in Gone Fishing.

Young actor James Wilson as Simon, in Gone Fishing.


Director Chris Jones


Director Chris Jones at the Rhode Island Film Festival, where Gone Fishing won Best Film.

 


Bill Patterson as Old Bill and James Wilson as Simon in Gone Fishing.


Devon Murray as Young Bill - 'going to need a bigger hook!'

 Young Bill and Emily in Gone Fishing.


Devon Murray as Young Bill as he attempts to catch the killer pike in Gone Fishing.


The set for Gone Fishing at Ealing Studios.

Director of Photography Vernon Layton on Gone Fishing.

Director Chris Jones works with young actor, James Wilson in Gone Fishing

Devon Murray as Young Bill as he attempts to catch the killer pike in Gone Fishing.


The crew from 'Gone Fishing', during the nightmare of shooting on water.


Director Chris Jones (left) with first AD Jonathan Andrew on location with Gone Fishing.

Second unit director Simon Cox on location with Gone Fishing.

Director Chris Jones (left) with Producer Ivan Fancis Clements.

Runner Rob Goodwin with actor Devon Murray in Gone Fishing.


Director Chris Jones with Production Manager Steph Wrate at the BAFTA Premiere.


Gone Fishing's clapper board
 

Bill Paterson as Old Bill in Gone Fishing (35mm frame grab)

Old Bill teaches Simon how to fish in Gone Fishing (35mm frame grab)

Old Bill and Simon meet in Gone Fishing (35mm frame grab)



Director Chris Jones
Headshot


Harry Potter star Devon Murray as Young Bill in Gone Fishing, shot at (35mm frame grab)


James Wilson plays Simon, the young boy who wants to hear the story of Goliath (35mm frame grab)


Young Bill fights to bring Goliath in... (35mm frame grab)

 

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