Hope And High Water - The Movie
Hope And High Water - The Movie
Hope And High Water - The Movie
Hope And High Water - The Movie
Hope And High Water - The Movie
Hope And High Water - The Movie
Hope And High Water - The Movie
Hope And High Water - The Movie

Hope And High Water - The Movie


“Hope And High Water” is the first collaborative effort from Wild Fly Productions and Tight Loops. It chronicles filmmakers Scottie, Aimee, and Chase’s quest to find one of the American West’s most iconic fish, the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout, deep in the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. This is the first project we are releasing through a "Pay what you think is fair" model paywall. This project was fully self-funded and self-produced over the last year and we're banking on your support to make it a success! 

Donations over $50 will have their names in the credits of the video when it goes live on YouTube.

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Why Should I Support the Project?

With schedules aligned, locations set, and the perfect window for late summer fishing on the horizon, the crew embarks on what they hope will be a week long backcountry trip for the ages, but they quickly learn that the wild corners of the West are anything but predictable.

Exploring themes of art, conservation, friendship, and perseverance, the film tells the story of how the filmmakers met, forged a lifelong friendship, and developed a mutual love of fish and rivers, which set them all on a path as professional anglers, artists, and conservationists.

Watch the Official Trailer

Meet Tight Loops

Chase and Aimee Bartee are a husband and wife duo specializing in wildlife conservation, adventure, and outdoor documentary films. Their work as filmmakers, photographers, authors, and fine artists has been featured in countless publications, platforms, and festivals. They’ve worked with numerous outdoor brands and orgs helping to tell stories about the intersection of humanity and nature. You can view their award winning films on their YouTube page as well as on their website

In Support of

Western Native Trout Initiative

A portion of the proceeds from this will go directly to Western Native Trout Initiative supporting native fish populations in the west.

Learn More about WNTI

The Crew

Chase Bartee

Director | Colorist | Sound | Graphics

Aimee Bartee

Photography | Art Director | Director

Scottie Finanger

Director | Lead Editor

Will Phelps

Director of Photography