The Incomparable Ponoi

This short film was shot during the 2011 fishing season.

The Ryabaga Camp on the Ponoi River epitomizes all that we love about a remote fishing experience: the excitement of a true wilderness location yet an oasis of comfort; hospitality and fine cuisine; a totally wild Atlantic salmon population that is thriving – where the efforts to care for the stocks really do show positive results; and a team of people whose attitudes to service, work ethic and team spirit are second to none.

Produced by Gin Clear Media.

Music : “Inside My Headphones” & “Maps” by Mastermind Theatre

Post Secret

Post Secret / Fifty People One Question

Produced by Deltree in collaboration with PostSecret in celebration of the new book, PostSecret: Confessions On Life, Death & God.



Music : Pictures of Audrey (Instrumental Demo) by Mastermind Theatre

Red Gold


The Bristol Bay region of Southwest Alaska is home to the Kvichak and Nushagak rivers, the two most prolific sockeye salmon runs left in the world. Mining companies Northern Dynasty Minerals and Anglo American have partnered to propose development of an open-pit and underground mine at the headwaters of the two river systems. The exploration site is the second largest combined deposit of copper, gold, and molybdenum ever discovered and has an estimated value of more than $300 billion.

Despite promises of a clean project by officials, the accident-plagued history of hard rock mining has wrought one of the biggest land use battles Alaska has ever faced. Documenting the growing unrest among native, commercial, and sport-fishermen, Red Gold is a portrait of a unique way of life that will not survive if the salmon don’t return with Bristol Bay’s tide.

Filmed & edited by Ben Knight |

Music : Crickets (Acoustic 2005 demo) by Mastermind Theatre

Eastern Rise

Felt Soul partnered with The Fly Shop to document an epic fly fishing journey to remote Russia. The Kamchatka peninsula in the Russian Far East may as well be at the end of the earth. Its enormous, wild landscape is threaded with rivers, swimming with massive mouse-eating trout and swarming with bugs and bears. In other words, this place is the Holy Grail for truly obsessed, halfway insane fly fishermen.

Felt Soul’s Ben Knight and Travis Rummel last brought Mountainfilm audiences the story of Alaskan salmon at risk in Red Gold, and this film reunites the filmmakers with Frank Smethurst (the star of their short Running Down the Man) as he and other anglers head to Kamchatka during the summer of 2008. In this gorgeous film, fishing is poetry; Bigfoot lurks in the fog; and fishermen risk life and limb in decommissioned Cold War helicopters to explore rivers that have never been fished before.

Filmed and edited by Ben Knight

FeltSoul Media

Music : Pictures of Audrey (Instrumental Demo) by Mastermind Theatre

Dave Wiens: Mountain Biker (New York Times)

Retired pro mountain biker Dave Wiens is the reigning champion of the Leadville 100 mile off-road race. This year he went head to head with retired pro road cyclist Lance Armstrong.

Filmed & edited by Ben Knight
FeltSoul Media

Music : Before (Instrumental Demo) and News To Me (Instrumental Demo) by Mastermind Theatre

Venture Out

Shot and edited in the winter of 2009 in collaboration with the Telluride Visitors Center, Telluride Mountain Village Owners Association, Telluride Ski Resort and Telluride Mountainfilm in hopes of giving viewers a soulful, non-commercial look at the winter experience in Telluride.

Filmed & edited by Ben Knight
FeltSoul Media

Music : Maps (2009 Demo) by Mastermind Theatre