This limited edition “World Fish” hat from Off the Grid Studios features stitched Milkfish, Taimen, GT and Golden Dorado on the front – a “tip-of-the-hat” to the latest films by our production crew. This limited edition cap was created with the Rep Your Water crew – we designed the new hat in conjunction with them – and are very satisfied with the look and superb quality! With extreme attention to detail, this lid features a “mouse pattern” print on the inside of the hat. Purchase of this and other merch from this site helps us keep the cameras rolling and new vids rolling out on a regular basis. We really appreciate the support and for rep’n our new lids. You can pick up one of these lids here.
The OTG crew recently partnered with Cast Hope to produce a short promotional campaign video profiling a few of the youth involved in the non-profit program.
Cast Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization positively impacting youth and their mentors in the Northern California community through free fly fishing experiences. Through our program, clients build mentoring relationships, fly fishing skills, outdoor knowledge, sustainable practices, and personal values. Cast Hope’s gift of fly fishing empowers each mentoring pair to grow closer as they make fly fishing a healthy hobby they can do together. Learn more, get involved or make a donation at: casthope.org
The OTG team walked away from the 2016 iCast show with 4 major film awards at the Drake Magazine’s Video Awards – the industry’s primary fishing film awards ceremony. Chanos Chanos, the brainchild of Jako Lucas and Capt. Jack Films, took not only the grand prize of Movie of the Year, but also awards for Best Story and Best Saltwater Fishing. To read more about OTG’s success at the awards, click here.
Consider the popularity and variety of the technically-challenging and somewhat “elite” gamefish available to today’s angler — permit, steelhead and a growing number of impossibly-difficult species. These “glamour fish” can overshadow traditional and more common warm water species. With this in mind, our production team initially questioned if a film about Northern Pike could stand its ground in today’s media space. Understanding that familiarity often breeds contempt, we came to the conclusion that Northern Pike are probably not going to blow viewers away unless we traveled to the best location in the world and caught the largest, most aggressive fish on the planet. Which is exactly what we did. To give this project legs, we found: the finest location for fishing and scenery, the best pike fishing, an all-star crew and one helluva story. It took a bit of doing, but we’ve got the location, talent, team and enough tricks up our sleeves to pull it off.
Our team recently produced another award winning film in the remote Bolivian jungle. Working 100% off the grid, traveling in small dugout canoes, we documented an epic journey up a vastly untouched jungle river. The film toured the world with various film festivals and won an award for Best Freshwater at the Drake Magazine Video Award at iCast.
“The Jungle Angler campaign really illustrates how we can fully leverage a good story and how we can really find exposure for our sponsors and clients,” said RA Beattie, filmmaker and founder of OTG. “We look forward to producing more of these films within this broad distribution model.”
Jungle Angler, Chanos Chanos and Off the Grid’s Turning Points North can be found on one DVD, available for purchase here: http://fishingvideostore.com/product/evolution-fishing-dvd-compilation/
By Sarah Grigg
Last week was an epic one for Off the Grid Studios! Our team took awards in four categories at this year’s Fly Fishing Video Awards, sponsored by The Drake magazine and held at the 2016 ICAST show in Orlando.
Jungle Angler took the “Best Freshwater” category. The film represents part of a major media campaign, including a short film for the Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T), a long-form film on DVD, a feature-length article in Fly Fisherman and full online social media coverage.
2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour Reviews
Ok, so the last place anyone is going to look for unbiased 2016 fly fishing film tour reviews is from the studio responsible for producing three of the films in the 2016 fly fishing film tour – but – we’re our own worst critics and are capable of giving appropriate critique of the media.
While last years show was criticized as being too political, conservation oriented and lacking the “fun” element thats drawn crowds in past years – we’re confident viewers will LOVE this years show. We will be attending and posting more review next week as we travel with the show in Seattle, Bend and Portland. But for now, here’s a little 3rd party review to keep things in check.
In 2014 members of the OTG crew set out to create what was then considered by most to be a crazy concept: a documentary fly fishing film about the carp. Yes, that’s right. Carp. Over the course of a year, team members Austin Trayser, RA Beattie and Steven Yochum traveled the USA filming passionate carp anglers around the states. From California to Illinois, and numerous locations inbetween, we documented some truly amazing locations. OTG’s Marko Milosevic created the killer 3d animated graphics, and Kevin Markis created the animated History of Carp for the film.