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Oct
5
1999

Striker’s Passing – Trailer from 1999

1999

Striker’s Passing
– Trailer from 1999 –

NOTE:

This is the original trailer for my feature documentary “Striker’s Passing”. The original film was shot in 16mm. This is the old VHS transfer that I digitized so the quality is quite low. I’m currently looking into having each frame of the original film scanned to camera RAW files, and plan to digitally remaster the whole thing!

 

SYNOPSIS:

A poetic and powerful portrait of the New England harpoon swordfisherman and his fate in the modern world. Centering the film around his father, one of the last swordfish strikers on the East Coast, Mayhew presents a personal documentary sharing rare insight into the beauty and frustration of a life dependent on the sea and its resources, facing extinction in the wake of the current fishing industry’s industrial-scale harvesting methods.

 

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a Film by
Jeremy Mayhew

Sound
Steven Dufala

Cast
Capt. Gregory Mayhew
Capt. Louis Larsen
Todd Mayhew
Eileen Mayhew
Capt. Jonathan Mayhew
Benjamin “Skipper” Mayhew
Dominique Penicaud
Capt. James Morgan
Lois Elaine Mayhew
Katie Mayhew
Gwendolyn Mayhew
Gregory Galen Mayhew
Jeremy Mayhew
Steven Dufala
Isaiah Scheffer
Josh Goldstein
Everett Poole
Donald Poole

You can see the full credits here.

PRAISE:

 

 

“Sensational shots… The soundtrack was exceptional. We were impressed with the sense of history provided, not just the immediate experience, but what it meant.”
— Erik & Betty Barnouw
Known as “dean of American media critics,” Erik Barnouw
is the author of, most notably, the three-volume History of
Broadcasting in The United States and the International
Encyclopedia of Communication

 

“Lovely images… Wonderful cinematography. Very Impressive.”
— Michael Chapman
Cinematographer for Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The Lost Boys
and The Fugitive, among many others

 

“Jeremy Mayhew has created a wonderful film about his family’s Martha’s Vineyard-based swordfishing operation. Like family farmers, harpoon swordfishermen are finding it hard to survive and compete against larger-scale, more industrial outfits. Striker’s Passing conveys the commitment, tradition and beauty of this way of life, and the deep connection between man and fish. Striker’s Passing is a beautifully filmed and moving portrait.”
— Steven Ascher
Co-author of The Filmmaker’s Handbook
as well as co-producer / writer / director /
cinematographer for the award winning
documentary film Troublesome Creek:
A Midwestern

 

“An outstanding documentary…I thoroughly enjoyed it. Jeremy Mayhew has done a great piece of work, not just in general as a filmmaker, but particularly as a chronicler of the Vineyard’s heritage. You deserve the gratitude of anyone interested in remembering an important part of our island’s history. So congratulations and thank you.”
— Bruce Andrews
Former-Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society

“A beautiful film.”
— Ann Marie Cunningham
Senior Associate Producer
New York Times Television

 

“I really hope this has an effect beyond The Cape… What does it mean to a community when the indigenous industries start disappearing. I think people should find that troubling.”
— Judy Laster
Founder and Director of The Wood’s Hole Film Festival

 

You can read full praise here.

FILM FESTIVAL, AWARD & SCREENING HISTORY:

 

 

WINNER
Best Directorial Debut of a Documentary
NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL
INDEPENDENT FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL
(LA & NY), 2001

 

WINNER
Director’s Citation
20TH ANNUAL BLACK MARIA FILM FESTIVAL, 2001

 

WINNER
INTERNATIONAL FISHING HALL OF FAME & MUSEUM, 2001

 

1 Year Festival World Tour!
NEXTFRAME INTERNATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL, 2000-2001

 

Multiple Screenings
CAPE COD COMMERCIAL HOOK FISHERMAN’S ASSOCIATION, 2001

 

Screening
New Bedford Art Museum, 2001

 

Screening
DREW UNIVERSITY, 2001

 

Multiple Screenings
MARTHA’S VINEYARD HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 2000-2001

 

Official Selection
THE 9TH ANNUAL WOODS HOLE FILM FESTIVAL, 2000

 

Accepted into International Film Archive
YAMAGATA INTERNATIONAL
DOCUMENTARY FILM ARCHIVE
– Yamagata, Japan, 2000

 

Multiple Screenings
INTERNATIONAL GAME FISH ASSOCIATION, 2000

 

Multiple Screenings
ISLAND SAILING CLUB, 2000-2001

 

Screening
SUMMER LECTURE NIGHTS – CHILMARK COMMUNITY CENTER, 2000
LARGEST AUDIENCE TURNOUT IN HISTORY

 

Multiple Screenings
THE MARTHA’S VINEYARD PERFORMING ARTS CENTER , 1999-2000
LARGEST AUDIENCE TURN-OUT FOR A FILM IN PERFORMING ART CENTER’S HISTORY

 

Screening
THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART
AT THE MAINE COLLEGE OF ART
, 1999

 

Premiere Screenings
THE GRANGE HALL – West Tisbury, MA, 1999
AUDIENCE FILLED TO CAPACITY
OVER 150 POSSIBLE AUDIENCE MEMBERS TURNED AWAY

 

 

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