Gone Fishing

Project: Short film
Genre: Drama
Length: 10 minutes


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.

Production & awards

Shooting took place over five 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