Over the past few years I have had the pleasure of working with Carter Davidson of Gray Ghost productions. He has several films to his name,The One, East by North East, The Good Life and the latest Turning Tails. Carter is very talented and a great story teller. So if you have the opportunity to buy or see one of his films, you won’t be disappointed.
Carter spent over a year filming Turning Tails. He tried to capture all aspects of what is going on with the Atlantic salmon, from right here on the Penobscot to the Labrador . I am in this film along with others from around the state. I was fortunate to travel to New Brunswick where I was able to catch my first Atlantic salmon, a trip I will not soon forget.
This year, Turning Tails made it into the http://flyfilmtour.com , which is a huge honor. They receive hundreds of entries from around the world and this is seen all across the country plus in Canada. I have seen the tour and his film is one of the best.
Here is what Carter says about the film,http://www.ggpfilms.com/films.html:
Throughout the east coast of North America, from Long Island Sound to the northern most point of Labrador if you look closely, you will find the chrome beauty known as Salmo Salar. For a fly fisherman it may mean the best fresh water game fish there is, to a biologist it may be a long history of research, and the conversationalist in many cases it is the one to save. This film is a compilation of all that is good in North America; people hard at work for an excellent cause, the fight to hold on to a North American treasure or just the simple beauty of this “leaper.” As of late, there are significant efforts in place to better understand what is going on with this fable fish. There’s no doubt; Atlantic salmon are in trouble, particularly in the Coast of Maine watershed and points south. Where once there were thousands of fish, now there are tens. That’s tens. Sadly, in some places, there are none and yet, in many Canadian rivers they are thriving with record returns. It is a lot to take in, we know, but where there is truth you will also find understanding. This journey explores the outer most reaches from the wilds of Labrador, the Gaspe Bay Peninsula and New Brunswick, to the inner workings of hatcheries and fish traps. From the rich sporting heritage to the mystery while at sea, this film will take you on an exploration of a lifetime, well beyond the leap.