It’s early spring at Seattle’s Fishermen’s Terminal, and Jan Standaert and his fellow “Halibut Heads” prepare to sail their beloved 1920’s schooners North to the Aleutian chain, carrying on a century-old tradition of long-lining. In a time when many fisheries – notably salmon – are struggling under depleted runs, why are the Halibut Heads so happy?

Seattle International Film Festival Fly Filmmaking Challenge

5 minutes
Director of Photography: Joseph Hudson
Produced by Mary Lively, Julie Mullaney
Directed by John Helde