Fly Fishing Documentary ‘Kiss The Water’ Hooks Fortissimo

"Kiss The Water' documentary

Former Disney, Scott Rudin exec expands directing career

HONG KONG – Documentary, “Kiss The Water” by Eric Steel has landed a sales agent in Hong Kong- and Amsterdam-based Fortissimo Films.

“Water” documents the life of Scottish woman Megan Boyd, whose lifetime work is tying artificial flies for salmon fishing. She invests each fly with metaphor and meaning.

The picture premiered in Tribeca in April and subsequently played at the Edinburgh Int’l Festival.

Steel is a former executive turned film-maker with previous jobs at Walt Disney Pictures, Cinecom and Scott Rudin Productions and producing credits that include “Angela’s Ashes” and the Nora Ephron-directed “Julie and Julia.”

Fortissimo previously handled Steel’s “The Bridge,” a divisive documentary about the people who commit suicide by leaping from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.

“With dazzling photography and evocative imagery and wonderful hand-painted animation [Steel]reveals the emotional depths and truly universal metaphors of the world of fly fishing,” said Winnie Lau, Fortissimo’s executive VP, sales and acquisitions.

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