It’s A “Hometown Throwdown” for the Theatrical Release of ‘Fishing Naked’


Finishing touches are complete at the Lyric Cinema Café in Fort Collins, Colorado (FoCo) by Red Phone and TD&S Media for tonight’s first stop on what will be over twenty five cities of FISHING NAKED’s US theatrical release. New Belgium Brewery who supplied the production with wardrobe and as much adult beverage as was needed for props and the wrap party by the production is sponsoring the event and much of the tour. This first event is being billed as more of a party that happens to be showing the film for the first time than a traditional premiere.

Fishing Naked is a modern comedy packed with pranks and romantic entanglements. When a series of Bigfoot hoaxes gets out of hand, hormones and hilarity ensue. Two fly fisherman buddies, David and Rodney (Twilight’s Bronson Pelletier and TV pinup Evan Williams), simply want to scare tourists away from their idyllic fly-fishing paradise. But they stumble upon two gorgeous hippie chicks (Elyse Levesque from Stargate Universe and Twilight’s Tinsel Korey) and the four of them propel the gags to the next level. From Bigfoot suits and YouTube pranks to a giant fake UFO, their hoaxes start to get noticed and unwanted attention rapidly increases. As TV crews, the FBI, and even an extraterrestrial visitor descend upon their pristine mountain community, these pranksters are quick to respond—they all get stoned. The cast is rounded out by loveably stoic Grandma Ottertale (Northern Exposure’s Elaine Miles) and her sheriff boyfriend (Steve Reevis, Fargo).

“We have been overwhelmed by the traction we are gaining online. The film hasn’t been released yet and we already have roughly seventy thousand Facebook fans and over three quarters of a million views of our various trailers world wide. There are a lot of people around the world who want to see this film”, says Director, Pete Coogan.



“Of course the pedigree of our actors doesn’t hurt but there seems to be more to it than that. I think people are excited to see a great comedy about rural communities with a different way of presenting their world than Hollywood typically does. We don’t make fun of the rural culture because the people who made this film grew up in it. I think that laid back attitude permeates the film and is going to resonate with a lot of people around the world. But with that said, I can’t imagine a better place than a funky town like FoCo to screen our funky film.”

May 1-3 at the Lyric Cinema Cafe in Fort Collins. Only 3 show, get online and get your tickets before they are gone! This is a brew ‘n view with our good friends and New Belgium Brewing bringing something special out of the cellar. Not to be missed!

All shows will start at 6:30ish and a second show may be added spontaneously each night depending on how well the party is going. For ticket information the Box office can be reached directly at

Theatrical Release Schedule
May 1 -3 @ 6:30p The Lyric Cinema Cafe Fort Collins CO

May 7 @ 7p The State Theatre Modesto CA

May 8 – 14 Times TBD BijouArt Cinemas Eugene OR

May 16 @ 9:30p Tampa Theatre Tampa FL

May 22 @ 7:30p Crest Theatre Sacramento CA

May 29 & 30 @ 8p The Rio Santa Cruz CA
*More cities are coming online daily

Gravitas Ventures is the world wide VOD distributor. The film will becoming available world wide starting June 2nd on iTunes, Xbox, Playstation, Vudu and many other plaforms.

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Johnnie Jae

Johnnie Jae is of the Otoe-Missouria and Choctaw tribes of Oklahoma. She is the managing partner of Native Max Magazine, founder of A Tribe Called Geek, and contributor to Native News Online. She is the manager and producer for the Success Native Style Radio Network, where she hosts the Indigenous Flame and A Tribe Called Geek radio shows. She is also a founding board member of Not Your Mascots. Known as the "Brown Ball of Fury," Jae seamlessly shifts from humor and pop culture to advocacy and digital media, which has made her a much-sought after speaker and commentator. Her work has been discussed in many media outlets, such as Indian Country Today, ATPN, CBC, USA Today, BBC, Global Post, Women’s E-News, and Upworthy. She has been a guest on several radio shows, including Native America Calling, Native Trailblazers, BBC World Have Your Say and ICI Radio.

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