Gone Fishing


Project: Short film

Genre: Drama

Length: 10 minutes


Synopsis: Gone Fishing is the touching story of a boy and an old man coming to terms with bereavement through their shared love of fishing, and the legend of Goliath, the biggest pike ever caught!


Bradgate Films co-production with Living Spirit Pictures.



Shooting took place over three days at Ealing Studios and a further six days on location at Bury Hill Fisheries, a family run commercial fishing lake south west of London. The crew worked tirelessly to get the movie in the can, with location shooting around water proving a particular challenge. Often, real fishermen would wander up and watch in amazement at just how slowly a film shoot moves, one fisherman commenting: “Fishing moves faster than this!"


The film went on to win over 40 international festival awards, and was shortlisted in the final 10 selection for a 2010 Oscar nomination.




Bill Paterson

Devon Murray

James Wilson

Lin Blakley

Ruth Gemmell

Eric Bailey

Lucy Joyce


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