BOZEMAN, MONTANA 4/21/11— Following on the heels of the successful movie projects Drift and Rise, Confluence Films, LLC will release their third feature-length movie, Connect, in the fall of 2011. This new movie project is once again a multi-segment collection of individual stories shot around the world and includes locations in Japan, Maine, Cuba, Alaska, Yellowstone National Park, and Africa. As with Drift and Rise, Connect is the result of a partnership by director Chris Patterson of Warren Miller Entertainment and executive producer and writer Jim Klug of Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures.
The world premiere of Connect will be in Bozeman, Montana on Friday, October 7, 2011, where Confluence will offer an exclusive VIP screening of the film for members of the fly fishing industry. Complimentary tickets and event passes will be provided to guides, outfitters, retailers, media, and other industry entities interested in attending. A follow-on screening on Saturday, October 8, will be open to the general public, and DVD’s of Connect will be available for sale beginning November 4, 2011 (retail price of $34.95), available through the Confluence Films website (www.confluencefilms.tv) and through fly fishing retailers and specialty shops.
While more details and specifics about the new film will be released in the coming months, Confluence is announcing that they will once again offer early screenings of the new film to qualified conservation entities and organizations. With the new movie available to the public on DVD in early November, for the month of October, Confluence will offer retailers, groups, clubs, and other select entities the chance to exclusively premiere the new film in their area as a fundraiser for fisheries-based conservation projects. “With the first two films, the program that we established for pre-release conservation screenings raised over $50,000.00 for a number of different organizations and projects,” said Confluence’s Jim Klug. “With the new film, we plan on blocking off a month just before the release of the DVD where groups can premiere the film in their area and hopefully raise even more money for fisheries projects.”
Groups such as Oregon Trout, the Freshwater Trust, the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, numerous Trout Unlimited chapters, the Henry’s Fork Foundation, and several others have participated in early screenings and premieres in the past, and all have benefited financially from screening-related fundraisers. As a result, in 2010 Confluence Films was awarded Trout Unlimited’s “National Conservation Communications Award” for their conservation-based fundraising efforts.
Groups and entities interested in setting up or scheduling a pre-release screening and fundraiser during the month of October should contact Jim Klug of Confluence Films at (406) 585-8667 or by email at [email protected]. The one condition to qualify for a showing is that a major portion of the proceeds and profits from all screening events should go to a legitimate fisheries-related conservation group, project, or program. More information on terms and conditions for screenings is available on request.
Sponsors of this year’s movie “CONNECT” include Simms Fishing Products, Costa Del Mar, Hatch Reels and Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures.
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