Wishes Granted!

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We are over the moon to have received a pre-production grant from the LEF Foundation‘s Moving Image Fund for our documentary project, The Weir.

It’s the first time we’ve received funding for an independent documentary, so it’s a huge vote of confidence. We look forward to working with LEF on developing the project into a feature-length film, tentatively slated for release by next summer.

A Cape Cod fisher family struggles with shifting environmental and economic conditions in their third-generation weir fishery. Will this ancient tradition survive, or has it become a trap for the next generation?

Through one family’s experience, we explore society’s emphasis on security over identity, rootlessness over community, and individual freedoms over family responsibility. Our goal is for the subjects’ deep-rooted commitment to fishing to serve as inspiration to viewers, who may come away questioning their own life choices.