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  • OFF THE HOOK SYNOPSIS

     This short film tells the story of accessibility and finding personal freedom from physical barriers through the mountain bike, the trail, and the river. Even without fully functioning legs, the fluid motion of the hand cycle combined with the trail and meandering trout stream create a deep sense of rhythm.

     

    Jake is an outdoor enthusiast, and in a wheelchair. He pursues an independent life style in and around his home town of Telluride, Colorado. The community is serviced by a free, green, and accessible gondola transportation system.

     

    Off The Hook is upbeat and close up, depicting a better than average day in the life of Jake. From bed, to wheelchair, to hand cycle, he makes his way onto pristine Rocky Mountain fly fishing waters via mountain bike trails. Like the river, his journey flows and turns, can be fast or quiet, and in this moment, if he manages to catch a fish or two, that would be "off the hook!"

  • CONTACT & SPONSORSHIP

    INFORMATION CONTACT

    Director

    Hawkeye

    hawkeye@gohawkeye.com

     

    UNMET OFF THE HOOK PRODUCTION NEEDS

     

    Thanks for your interest in sponsoring OFF THE HOOK and other adaptive adventure films. Help support the further production of this film by making a donation to the Telluride Adaptive Sports Program (TASP). 100% of the money raised will go to benefit people with disabilities seeking outdoor sports and recreation opportunities. TASP is a 501(3)C non-profit.

     

    RETURN ON INVESTMENT

     

    Besides the benefits of a tax deduction, this is the exposure sponsorship of OFF THE HOOK will bring to your brand.

     

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  • OFF THE HOOK NEWS

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    May 2013

    Contact:  Hawkeye Johnson (www.gohawkeye.com);

    hawkeye@gohawkeye.com and 970-519-1439

     

    Telluride Adaptive Sports Program (TASP) guide extraordinaire and outdoor adventurer Hawkeye Johnson and Craig Stein, filmmaker and TASP volunteer, release Off the Hook, a new film short to premier at Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, Colorado.

     

    Is it possible to embrace the great outdoors after you’ve suffered a life-changing injury? Damn right it is and Off the Hook convinces us of that while inspiring us to live more fully no matter what life throws at you. Hawkeye and Craig have crafted a five-minute documentary featuring Jake O’Connor, a guy that became paralyzed in a construction accident. In this visually-alluring short we follow Jake into the wilderness surrounding Telluride, Colorado–up and down mountains and at the river’s edge–in his quest to access outdoor activities as he did before his injury. Off the Hook impresses upon the viewer that there’s no limit to the human spirit.

     

    This is the second film that Hawkeye and Craig have had accepted at Mountainfilm (www.mountainfilm.org); the first, Load Bearing, was featured at last year’s festival. This year’s 35th annual Mountainfilm takes place May 24-27 in Telluride, Colorado. Jake will be present at this renowned festival along with Hawkeye and Craig. TASP has been helping people with disabilities through outdoor sports programs since 1995;  (www.tellurideadaptivesports.org) A variety of programs are available in the winter and summer. Visit www.offthehookfilm.com to view a trailer from the film.