So busy is the genre these days that making a standout fishing documentary can make catching fish on cue look like child’s play in comparison.
Credit, then, to the makers of GEOFISH (Volume 1: MEXICO – The Expedition Begins) who have at least got off on the right foot by making an eye-catching trailer, ahead of the film’s autumn release.
“The plan is simple: bridge the language gap, convince the Federales that you’re not trying to smuggle cooking oil into the country to corner the market on cheap fish tacos and at the same time, spend little money, sponge off the local delicacies and see if you can kill stomach cramps with a combination of tequila and lack of sleep. Trying their best to avoid break-ins, break-downs, break-ups and broken rods, join four fish bums as they cover 8,000 miles of Mexican dirt in hopes of finding out-of-the-way locations—with fish, and escaping with captured memories.”
Having Mexico as your backdrop undoubtedly helps. There is some dark stuff going on there at present and the merest threat to life and limb will always be box office. Beyond this, however, there is a nicely-balanced blend of danger, challenge and the unknown that suggests the movie in its entirety could be something special.