Introducing Filmmaker and Fly Fishing Enthusiast Travis Bradford

April 29, 2015

Who are you and what’s your filmmaking background?

My Name is Travis Bradford, Im from Missoula, Montana. I am currently attending the University of Montana studying Media Arts. I’ve been shooting films since I was 16 years old that started out with skateboarding, which has evolved into the outdoors. My main focus as of recently has been fly fishing.

What do you want the audience to take away from your films?

I really want people to connect back to nature with my films. In this modern age we forget about the natural world out there, and i want to inspire people to get back outside and experience it for them selves.

 What are your wildest dreams for your filmmaking career?

If i was ever to get the chance to travel around the world, film and fly fish all in the same adventure, that would be a dream come true!

What is something bizarre about you?

Besides fly fishing, skateboarding is the next best thing in my world.

What currently inspires you?

I try to draw inspiration from different aspects of life. Fly Fishing has had a huge impact on my life and how I see the world around me now. Art of all shapes, sizes and styles. There is so much beauty in the world, why not try and capture a little of everything ya know?

What’s your best advice for an aspiring filmmaker?

Just get out and shoot. Shoot everything. Literally everything.

Anything else you want to add?

I just want to say thank you to everyone that has helped me on this crazy journey to become a film maker. Tom Stagg, Aaron Roos and all the good people at the University of Montana for the inspiration to go after this. Dave Hartman and Dan Short for not getting annoyed at me shoving a camera in their faces during the making of First Light, and finally all the fish i get to hang with for a few seconds before lettin em go back to the wild.

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still from First Light


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