Jamie Howard - Chasing Silver, Location X, Running The Coast - The Making Of Iconic Fishing Films




Podcast Synopsis

Howard Films is responsible for creating some of the most iconic fishing films in existence.  Beginning with In Search of A Rising Tide with Andy Smith in the Bahamas, Howard films caught the eye of fishing fans and led him to create Chasing Silver, Location X, Andy's Return, Bass The Movie and most recently, Running the Coast.

I worked with Howard Films in 2005 to produce Chasing Silver, and enjoyed the process so much that we worked together again on Location X.  Both of these movies are about the obsession and passion that fishing for tarpon creates and has captivated the imagination of anglers worldwide.  

Howard Films has a way of doing things slightly different than done before and creating a story in places that others have ignored.  The brain behind this creativity is Jamie Howard, ex-New York advertising executive who was faced with choices on life's direction after 9/11.  Everyone's life changed after the events of 9/11, but especially to those who lived or worked in the affected area.  Jamie was among those individuals who examined their lives and chose to follow a passion down a different road.  

As a fisherman growing up, Jamie was drawn to the fishing world and felt like he could tell a good story on a canvas of the world’s most beautiful fishing destinations.  His plan worked, but only after self-funding the entire operation, and enduring many trials and tribulations along the way.  It was not easy and in fact, it often seemed impossible, but he persisted and overcame all the challenges he faced to produce some of the most iconic films in fishing history.

I arranged time to talk with Jamie and catch up.  With busy schedules and geography challenges, this podcast takes place over the phone and came with a few challenges of it’s own. Jamie and I tried several times to make this work, but encountered challenges with the Internet, headsets, and scheduling, before finally getting to sit down for this unhurried conversation.

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- Tom Rowland