Our first documentary feature film. The family firm of Hardy’s was once world famous and not just with fishermen. Hardy's made everything from intricate salmon flies to beautiful cane fishing rods and were favoured by kings, queens and maharajahs. Nowadays working by hand is a thing of the past but with this inevitable progress is there something else we have also lost? Does the pride in the handmade reflect some deeper need to connect with the natural and our surroundings? Director Andy was passionate about fly fishing as a teenager but could never afford Hardy's tackle. He knew all about them though and was amazed that half the Scottish town he grew up in seemed to insist on Hardy's. Price did not seem to be an issue, Hardy's were the best, a mark of seriousness in angling. For Andy and for millions of others anglers the name stood for something very special. The journey to discover just why this company of craftsmen became so revered around the world is what this film is all about.
"Spectacular... I defy you to watch with a dry eye." Ken Russell THE TIMES
“Enemy Engagement” in English. Heike's documentary thriller from the days of the cold war. Two ex-friends from the now defunct East Germany meet up after many years. One was once a dissident, the other spied on him for the Stasi. One went to prison and one did not. A gripping, unsettling story told through two ordinary people, of how a dictatorship like the GDR could spin so effect a web and control its population so completely. German with English subtitles. More...
FUTIRE PROJECTS: “The Lost World of Angling”
We really enjoyed working with the old archive films in “The Lost World of Mr Hardy” as well as filming interviews with characters who still know that fading world. There is another lost land hidden away in the archive films, one we could not show, a future project will reveal that lost continent.