Kiss the Water (2013)




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Director Eric Steel profiles renowned fly-fishing lure creator Megan Boyd whose detailed, hand-crafted work has been ordered by such powerful figures as Prince Charles. Boyd explains how she became an artist in this field, and showcases how she still does by hand what companies have been mass-producing. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Documentary , Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Kiss the Water

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (2)

Definitely not your standard doc, this is something special ... a captivating journey through a landscape of mystery and imagination.

Full Review… | January 6, 2014
Time Out
Top Critic

Steel often succeeds in conjuring a contemplative trance, which is especially impressive given the arcane subject matter.

Full Review… | January 3, 2014
Chicago Reader
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Impressionistic animation illustrates the beauty Boyd created...Megan herself comes off as some kind of fabled creature, never seen, but always admired and respected.

Full Review… | January 28, 2014

The lazy structure, lack of narrative drive or visual stimulus quickly reveal the reasons that Boyd's life hasn't been tackled cinematically before.

Full Review… | January 16, 2014

With its lyrical blend of atmospheric Highland footage and expressionist animation, this is much more than a documentary about the dying art of hand-fashioned fishing hooks.

Full Review… | January 12, 2014
Observer (UK)

Steel uses animation, crispy cinematography and interviews with Boyd's protégés and friends to chart the depths of this one-of-a-kind businesswoman.

Full Review… | January 10, 2014
London Evening Standard

Audience Reviews for Kiss the Water

Amazing documentary about Megan Boyd, one of the world's leading fly tiers. Boyd tied salmon flies in Brora, Scotland for over 50 years, becoming the favored fly tier of Prince Charles and several generations of salmon anglers in the U.K. and around the world. The filmmaker capture's Megan eccentricity and attention to quality and detail in her craft in a beautiful film, featuring both pleasing visuals of Scottish rivers as well as creative animation, all combined with Boyd's compelling life story. A pleasure to watch, both for fly fishermen and non-fishermen alike. Eric Steel captures the beauty of the sport and of the craft of salmon fly tying with numerous interviews with those who knew Megan well. Very well researched and realized--a gem.

Steve Woit
Steve Woit

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