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Kiss the Water tells the story of fishing lure genius Megan Boyd. Hooked!

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Kiss the Water


Fishing around for a capitvating tale?
Try Kiss the Water, a moving documentary about Megan Boyd and her wondrous fishing lures that are coveted by collectors and hang in museums around the world . . . works of art, in miniature, whose original purpose was invariably deadly. The extraordinary new film will lure in anglers and non-anglers alike when Virgil Films releases it to DVD and Digital Download and implementation of BOND360's direct sales channel and new revenue streams on January 7.
Wherever men and women cast their lines for the mighty Atlantic salmon, Boyd's name is whispered in mythic reverence, and stories about her surface and swirl like fairy tales. In a cottage in northern Scotland without electricity, telephone or running water, Boyd long ago practiced her trade and mastered her craft, twirling bits of exotic feather and fur, silver and gold around a tiny metal hooks. They were seductive and perfect metaphors - in every strand there was a story, a mystery waiting to be unraveled.
Her works, with names like the Jock Scott, Lord Migdale, Covent Garden, Durham Ranger, Woolly Bugger and the White Lady, are highly prized. American Fly Fisher magazine said Boyd's flies were regarded by connoisseurs as "the Tiffanies of the 20th century." When Queen Elizabeth II invited her to Buckingham Palace to award her the British Empire Medal, an incredible honor, Boyd politely declined, claiming she could find no one to watch her dog that day. So Prince Charles, an avid user of her fishing lures, went to Scotland to present the honor. At her death in 2001, it was noted that this singular figure in the world of fishing had never once fished herself.
With breathtaking cinematography and strands of lush, hand painted animation, Kiss the Water adheres to and escapes from traditional documentary form, spinning the facts and fictions of one woman's life into a lyrical film about craft, devotion, love and its illusions. The film is director Eric Steel's follow up to The Bridge, an equally poetic and provocative rumination on suicides at San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. His new work is a sensual, hypnotic and haunting movie.
Yes you will be hooked.


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