Convergence, the latest in a series of films co-produced by Conservation Hawks and Conservation Media, looks at what our rapidly changing climate means to angling families. The film follows three different angling families; Hilary Hutcheson and her daughters Ella and Delaney; Travis Swartz (better known to most fly anglers as "Hank Patterson”); Simon Perkins, Els Van Woert and their daughter Pippa, and Pippa's grandfather (and Orvis CEO) Perk Perkins.
"Climate is one of those issues that impacts everything we care about; our families, our friends, our economy, our national security, our landscapes, our fishing. When we started working on Convergence, we wanted to show what’s at stake with climate change; to be really clear about what’s at risk. If you love your your kids, if you love America, if you love to fish, then you’d better start thinking about climate change," said Conservation Hawks founder Todd Tanner.
Hal Herring, who writes Field & Stream Magazine’s “The Conservationist” blog called Convergence "a vibrant celebration of cold waters and epic landscapes, and a call to arms to save what we both love and depend on."
In addition, Hank Patterson fans will enjoy the rare opportunity to see Travis Swartz when he's not in character.
Convergence is screening exclusively at this year's Fly Fishing Film Tour (F3T) along with other new short films, including 120 Days, a new film on tarpon season from Telluride-based duo Felt Soul Media, At the End of a Rainbow, a Human Nature documentary on the importance of salmon in Kamchatka, one of the world's last great wild places, Running the Coast, which follows the striped bass migration from Virgina to Maine and many other films that explore other destinations like Siberia, Mexico, Alaska and Montana.
Over 150 showings of the 2017 F3T are scheduled in the U.S. alone, with additional dates in Canada, Belize, the U.K. and South Africa. For a look at the full lineup of films, a schedule of screenings and to view more trailers, head to flyfilmtour.com