"After 20 years, local film hits the big screen"
Making a movie was an itch Matt Aird always wanted to scratch.
So in 1998, the Buckley resident pulled together a small group of local talent — Kris Hallesy, Verne Graham, Dawn Swanson, Nevada Williams, and a few other extras — to put together the feature-length film, “Big Blue: A Fishy Tale.”
But the film was never released; transferring their film to VHS dropped the quality of the movie to such abysmal levels, Aird even went around rounding up the advance copies he handed out to his friends, family, and co-stars, and the original reels were stored away.
But after two decades, and in no small part thanks to the magic of modern digitization, “Big Blue” is finally hitting the big screen as the directors intended.
The Courier Herald - by Ray Miller-Still