Graveyard of the Pacific: Spec Video (2 minutes)
Along the entire coastline of Oregon, commercial fishing is more than a business - it's a way of life. Throughout the year dedicated skippers operate boats ranging from 40' - 60' in what is well known as the treacherous 'Graveyard of the Pacific' as they fish for crab, shrimp, and long-line for salmon and tuna.
In the Northern-most port of Astoria, a father and son duo operates a good-sized fished boat in the middle port of Newport, while a devoted family man makes the most of his smaller boat in Newport, and at one of the Southern-most ports in Port Orford, an unattached heart-throb and his canine co-captain deal with a myriad of challenges while operating his fishing vessel - not the least of which is being lowered and raised into the Pacific Ocean via one of the only dry docks on the West Coast.
This spec video was developed and produced together by Road's End Films and Discovery Studios. A co-pro team went on-location along the Oregon coastline over several days in 2016, where Road's End Films provided the footage which was edited and post-produced by Discovery Studios.