Making a film on the Olympic Peninsula is challenging. Twilight fans, fishermen, and Sasquatch researchers keep you on your toes. It’s an authentic, no BS kind of place where you must earn your keep, especially if you want to make a movie.
Pat Neal is a fishing guide who calls the Hoh River home. He's also a self-proclaimed "wilderness gossip columnist", writing for the Peninsula Daily News and creating hilarious radio shows. More about Pat HERE. I interviewed Pat years ago for the film because he was against the dam removal, and he and Dick had gone head-to-head over the years. Ultimately, the footage wasn't used, which had nothing to do with Pat, but we kept in touch.
Pat came to Peninsula College for our Magic of Cinema screening. I didn't know he was in the house and was going to write about the film. What would he think? What would he say? Here's his review, which feels like a rite of passage. Read the full review here.