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This is an Adventure film about catching one of the most elusive fish in the sea. But what its really about, is chasing your dreams.

Searching for Grande....
Searching for Grande....

We hope to inspire many people with our documentary. We want people to go out and chase their Grande! What is your Grande? Maybe it's a trip you have always wanted to take, but have never actually gone. Maybe you’ve wanted to start a creative project or build your own business, but never believed it was actually possible. Maybe you’ve wanted to pursue "THAT" girl or take a leap of faith in hopes that "IT" will work out? Are any of these your Grande, or is it something else?           

Our definition of Grande.
Our definition of Grande.

In our film, the word "Grande" is a term used for a large Roosterfish. In a class all by itself, 40 pounds or more caught on a fly rod.

One of the many filming rigs used by our Director and Cinematographer, Adam Feuerman.
One of the many filming rigs used by our Director and Cinematographer, Adam Feuerman.

Our filming location resides along secret beaches in the Sea of Cortez. It's the only known place of its kind where you can consistently chase these fish from the beach. In other parts of the world, Roosterfish reside near rocky beaches battered by heavy surf where the art of fly fishing is almost completely impossible. Our direct access to these fish has produced some of the best Roosterfish footage ever captured.

Adam Feuerman hard at work.
Adam Feuerman hard at work.

It’s the land of "Do It Yourself" (DIY) heaven for people who are seeking  great challenge and even greater reward. No boat, no guide, no comfy air-conditioned lodge to relax in. Just yourself, the elements, and hopefully...the fish! Where is the Rooster going to be? How will it react?  Will the weather cooperate? Which fly will work best? How far is too far to hike in one day? These are just a few questions one would ask while in search of that ten second opportunity to hook one of these elusive fish. Sound like fun? Absolutely!

Still searching....
Still searching....

"In Search of Grande" provides an up close and personal perspective of what it really takes to find these fish, including successes and failures. When we began filming our project, we decided to let the story unfold organically. Prior TV/Movie/Web content concentrates mainly on the fishing side of chasing Roosterfish and not much else. "In Search of Grande" has captured so many additional adventures, happenings, places, and people true to the real Roosterfish experience. This gives a great deal of entertaining color to a traditional fishing story. We have captured real people doing real things, taking on the challenge and dealing with surprises along the way to achieving success, which is a great message for all audiences. We want to leave the viewer hungry for personal achievement and motivated to tackle all obstacles along the way.

His tooth was knocked out!!!
His tooth was knocked out!!!

Our trip consisted of fifteen full days out in the elements. We felt this time frame would give us a chance to land a Grande, but knew there were no guarantees. Within those fifteen days Adam conducted daily interviews deemed "con-fish-ionals"; one at dusk and one at dawn, every day no matter what.

End of Day 11 Confishional
End of Day 11 Confishional

 A natural story arch evolved with early "almosts" and total failures as our quest unfolded. Ironically, the true star of our film decided not to show up until our final day of filming. When we sat back and realized how the two weeks unfolded, everyone looked at one another in amazement. We knew we had something truly special, something totally unscripted.

We know and believe that our project will inspire others to get off the couch, get outside, and chase their Grande. Whatever it may be!

Alex & Adam filming the release of their Grande Rooster on the final day of filming.  We practice catch and release with 100% of all Roosterfish.
Alex & Adam filming the release of their Grande Rooster on the final day of filming. We practice catch and release with 100% of all Roosterfish.

WE NEED YOUR HELP! 

By joining in on our Kickstarter campaign, you can help put our project on the big screen and inspire others!

We've started production and the experience has been amazing. 

Up to this point, the project has been 100% self-financed with the resources of a restaurant manager and a construction worker turned fishing guide.  Realistically, these funds can only take us so far. An Action/Adventure Film is a major financial undertaking and we need to raise funds to complete and share the project properly and professionally. (See the FAQ below to learn more about where the funding will go.)

 We are extremely optimistic about this and future projects. We hope after seeing the trailer for "In Search of Grande" you too are inspired and will want to join our kickstarter project!

Celebration!
Celebration!

PRE-PRODUCTION: ALL DONE!

PRODUCTION:  ALL DONE! That's a wrap!

POST PRODUCTION: We are currently in post production. Adam is in the studio shaping fifteen days of film to create our story on the latest editing software.

Our day offshore, the Marlin almost jumped IN THE BOAT.
Our day offshore, the Marlin almost jumped IN THE BOAT.

Cameras Used: 2x Canon 5D Mark III's 

Lenses Used: Canon 24-105mm F4 ,17-55mm F2.8, 300mm F3.5, 50mm F1.4

Audio: Seinheiser Lavaleers, Zoom 4HN, Audiotechnica Condensor,Rhode Field Shotgun.

Action!
Action!

WHY WE NEED YOU : 

 Why is Anglers Eye Media trying to raise $30,000 for “In Search of Grande”? In order to complete our project and share it with the world. We have taken on many financial responsibilities along the way and there are many more ahead of us.  The journey is complete and we captured an amazing story. Our story telling and content design will require three solid months of dedication in order to deliver a top-notch documentary.

Stunning Landscapes
Stunning Landscapes

A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE BUDGET: 

The following budget is approximate and meant to provide a sense of perspective, as it relates to our funding goal:

EXPENSES

$8,500 for travel, lodging, and meals. All expenses were incurred by travelling to the location and making the movie. Airfare, rental cars, other vehicles, lodging, groceries, and all meals are included in this figure.  

$12,000 for Post-Production. This includes editing, sound design, color grading, and music licensing. Filming has taken place, the trip has taken place, and finances have been exhausted. Now it's time to shape our footage and share this great story.

$10,000 for Marketing Platforms.  We will be targeting any and all film festivals that we feel are appropriate forums for our story. In addition, we will be pursuing different media outlets to share our project. DVDs, online download, and a possible webisode series are options to deliver our story to the public.  We are also in the beginning stages of launching our own website where we can promote, share, and keep our fans in touch with Anglers Eye Media.

Mark Martin with a "warm up" Roosterfish
Mark Martin with a "warm up" Roosterfish

$5,000 for Sponsor Gifts. We will be taking a small portion of our budget to create retail items to share with our generous sponsors. This includes creating the DVD’s, printing the t-shirts, and all other incentives.

In Search of Grande T-shirt
In Search of Grande T-shirt
In Search of Grande Transparent Sticker
In Search of Grande Transparent Sticker

HOW DOES KICKSTARTER WORK?

Through Kickstarter, you can make a pledge to help us reach our fundraising goal. In return, we offer you rewards for your support. If we reach our goal within the 40-day fundraising period, our story will have it's financial heartbeat. If our goal is not met, the film remains unfunded. It’s all or nothing!

CAN WE EXCEED OUR GOAL? 

Yes! In fact, as thrilled as we would be to reach our goal of $30,000, exceeding that amount would be greatly beneficial to the creation of Anglers Eye Media and "In Search of Grande".

If we can eat bees for breakfast, we can reach our kickstarter goal!
If we can eat bees for breakfast, we can reach our kickstarter goal!

HOW ELSE CAN I HELP?

The most important part of a Kickstarter campaign (aside from reaching our funding goal) is getting the word out. We’re doing everything we can to let people know about the project, but we could use your help! So, tweet about it and tell your friends and family about our Kickstarter page. Do you run a blog? A fly fishing, adventure magazine or media outlet? Do you just dig our story? Get in touch! It all helps! 

CONTACT US DIRECTLY! 

Have a question that's not answered here? Email us anytime at info@anglerseyemedia.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

Mark & Alex with the fish of a lifetime!
Mark & Alex with the fish of a lifetime!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Any Action/Adventure production has (and had) its challenges, but we are completely confident in our ability to complete this film and deliver the rewards to our supporters. We have already completed filming which had the highest possibility for any set backs and we experienced none. Our filmmaker, Adam Feuerman has a fantastic reputation of delivering projects on time, on budget, and with style for clients all over the world. Everyone involved is extremely passionate about the project and message. We are fully committed and will work day and night to deliver a product that captures the adventure, beauty, spirit, and story of getting out and chasing your dreams.
Once funded by Kickstarter we will mainly have post production time and media outlet research in front of us. It will be lengthy, but setbacks should be minimal. We will need to secure rights to music and work with proper content outlets to share this adventure correctly. That being said, we anticipate very minor setbacks.

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