Praise for THE SUPER SALMON, 2016:
"a swashbuckling spirit" - Geographical.co.uk
"[Patagonia] gave a grant...to a filmmaker who was making a film called ‘Supersalmon.' The film comes out, the guy shows it around, and the governor, just like that, he kills the dam. You don’t get many clear-cut victories like that. But sometimes all it takes is one person.” - Yvon Chouinard, The New Yorker, 9/19/16
“It’s no easy task to make conservation entertaining. So we felt that this film deserved special mention. Led by two strong protagonists, one human and one fish, we explore the complexities of clean energy versus conservation and standing up for what’s right. Most importantly, it’s done in a humorous way, thereby engaging a wide audience in the issue." - 2016 Banff Mountain Film Festival Jury
"Director Ryan Peterson has created an environmentally-minded social-issue documentary that is whimsical and fun by injecting [it] with so much passion, personality, and humour that it’s hard not to feel the love bursting through it." - Short of the Week
Telluride Mountainfilm Selection
Banff Mountain Film Festival *Special Jury Mention
Port Townsend Film Festival *Audience Choice Short Doc
Kendal Mountain Film Festival Selection
Anchorage International Film Festival *Jury Award
The Drake Flyfishing Video Awards *Best Conservation Film
Social Impact Media Awards *Best Sound Editing
International Ocean Film Festival *Director's Award
Vimeo *Staff Pick
"Removed to Alaska" - The Drake Magazine, Spring 2013. "Aboard the MV Matanuska, on a 1,000-mile journey up the rainforest coast from Washington, a cross section of modern-day Alaska’s citizenry relaxed to a gentle January swell..."
"Silver Tiger Taimen" - The Drake Magazine, Spring 2014. Feature article & short film. A journey to the astonishing Koppi River Wilderness Preserve in the Russian Far East. In search of the rare Sakhalin taimen.
"National Park of Flyfishing" - The Drake Magazine, Summer 2016. Feature article and photos on Katmai National Park, Alaska - inception, history, description, culture, and economic importance to Bristol Bay region.
KAMCHATKA STEELHEAD PROJECT. Yeti Stories, July 2016. Web essay & on-screen. Each fall I guide a fish science study in western Kamchatka, Russia. In 2015 my pals at Felt Soul Media weaseled their way into camp and came out the other end with a beautiful little film that makes us all real proud.
SU SALMON CO. Like/want/need salmon? In July and August some friends and I run a small-scale fisherman-direct setnet operation in Upper Cook Inlet, AK. Our focus is on exceptionally high quality wild, sustainable protein that is freaking delicious and increases appreciation of the Susitna River watershed. SSC facebook.