Cariboo filmmaker Robert Moberg’s newest film Giants Among Us will premiere in Williams Lake.
From his home in Chimney Lake, Moberg told the Tribune Friday the film celebrates the Great White Sturgeon, Rick Hansen’s love of nature, Canada’s 150th birthday and Canadians’ reverence for nature.
“We wanted to get it out in the theatre here,” he said, noting it will screen at Paradise Cinemas on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 5 p.m.
“It isn’t a fishing show,” he said chuckling. “It is a lot about the Fraser River, which is really an amazing resource.”
Growing up in Williams Lake, Hansen fished in Williams Creek, Moberg said, noting one of the first times Hansen saw a sturgeon was at the junction of the creek and the Fraser River after hiking down along the creek in the River Valley.
Robert Moberg photo
Participants in the Rivershed Society of BC’s Sustainable Living Leadership Program and their trip down the Fraser River are featured in the film.
The film runs for about one hour and was originally shot in 4K which Moberg said is the new format used in the filmmaking world and is four times the resolution of HD.
After the showing in Williams Lake, the film will screen in Vancouver and Penticton and hopefully Prince George, Moberg said, adding he has also sent it to film festivals and broadcasters all over for their consideration.
Recently he sent a copy of the film to World Rivers Day founder and chair Mark Angelo and received an e-mail back congratulating him.
“Mark said what a great film and fitting tribute to Canada’s 150th,” Moberg said.
Moberg and his wife Vanessa spent almost two years on the film and it was her first foray into filmmaking.
“She was helping me with production, budgets, all sorts of grant writing and she did some camera work,” Moberg said. “She got her trial by fire into the filmmaking world.”
Show time is 5 p.m. with an introductory talk before the screening.
Tickets for the movie are available at the door for the cost of regular admission to the movies.