"BEST ENVIRONMENTAL FILM"
2018 PADDLING FILM FESTIVAL
Chasing Wild [Short Film | 12 minutes]
Three friends set off on a 400km bikepacking and packraft expedition through the heart of the sacred headwaters in northwestern British Columbia, birthplace of three critical salmon rivers, and home to the Tahltan people. In the wake of the devastating Mount Polley Mine disaster, the team’s goal is to understand what is at stake as a wave of new mines are developed across this remote corner of the province. Their journey offers an exciting and sobering window into this wild landscape as they pedal through vast boreal forest, paddle through frigid whitewater, catch monster trout, outrun a hungry grizzly, learn about the Tahltan’s fight to protect their homeland and glimpse inside a massive open pit mine.
Partners - Gear Junkie & Salmon Beyond Borders
Sponsors - Ibis Cycles, Kokopelli Packraft & Wetfly Fishing
Directors - Colin Arisman, Luke Kantola & Tyler-Wilkinson Ray
Production Companies - Wild Confluence Media & The Wilder Studio
Paddling Film Festival (Best Environmental)
Skeena Wild Film Festival (Best Film)
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Trails in Motion Film Festival
Flagstaff Mountain Film