Double Feature: “Atlanticus” & “Water is Life”

A note from Castaway Films about each of the films featured here:


“Atlanticus picks up where many Tarpon stories leave off. This is not the familiar tale of migrations, worms, or flats. Rather, this film follows a group of friends on an incredible journey from the beaches of Gabon, through Mexico, and deep into Central America.

Our team wanders off the beaten path to find Tarpon in the most unusual places. This adventure is an emotional ride with lessons in persistence, failure, and ultimately discovery. Accompany us as we fish a locust hatch of plague proportions, search for monsters over 120 miles from the ocean, and attempt something nearly impossible… to catch a Tarpon on foot.

After several years in production, Atlanticus is heading to the big screen and touring with the 2018 Fly Fishing Film Tour. The latest installment from Director/Producer Grant Wiswell, Creative Director Matt Orton, and Castaway Films is sure to make you think differently about the mighty Megalops. Atlanticus stars Jeff Currier, Jako Lucas, Neville Orsmond, Drew Miller, Dr. Andy Danylchuk, Aaron Ford, and many more.”

Water is Life

“Water is Life will be playing this year in the 2016 Fly Fishing Film Tour. It was shot at Jurassic Lake Lodge, Alphonse and Astove Atolls, on the Serengeti, Lake Victoria, and at Chongwe River Camp on the Lower Zambezi River in Zambia. Music for the project was graciously provided by David Vanacore. Special thanks to our sponsors Patagonia, Sage, Nautilus, Smith Optics, RIO, Water Master, EP Flies, Missoula Oral Surgery, and AquaTech. Travel agencies that played a critical role were Asalia, Fly Water Travel, Tourette Fishing, and Wild on the Fly Travel.

Water is Life was directed, edited, and produced by Grant Wiswell. Creative Director was Matt Orton and the Director of Music is Nathan DeVore. Extra special thanks to Vanacore Music for the support over the past decade

The film features interviews by Drew Miller, Henk Ferreira, Aaron Ford, Keith Rose-Innes, Henry Gilbey, Jako Lucas, Joseph Mfune, and others. Water is Life is a Castaway Films Production and is copyright 2016. All rights reserved”