Fly Fishing People: Filmmaker R.A. Beattie

May 2, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

Colorado’s Post Independent posted this piece on a couple of the filmmakers featured in the new 5 Point Film Festival, which runs May 8-10 in Carbondale. One of them is R.A. Beattie, who at age 25 is focusing his considerable cinematographic skills on fly fishing. In the interview, Beattie explains his attraction to film: “Why make movies? ‘I love the storytelling process. When we create a film we don’t have story boards. We don’t have a shot list set up. It’s cool to go to a place where you don’t have expectations, and you don’t know what you’re going to shoot or what story you’re going to tell.'”
You can watch a sample of Beattie’s work along with the story behind why it was made on MidCurrent.