Private Project


Katie Fiedler Anderson has been a fly fishing guide in Vail, Colorado for over a decade, but things started to change when she became pregnant with her daughter. The short film, “Phoenix”, tells a story of passion, as Katie and her husband take a leap of faith in order to inspire their 4-year-old daughter to chase her dreams no matter what the obstacle.

  • Eric Braker
    A Journey Upstream
  • Andrew Braker
    A Journey Upstream
  • Katie Anderson
    Key Cast
  • Andrew Braker
    Assistant Director
    A Journey Upstream
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Outdoor, Adventure
  • Runtime:
    7 minutes 57 seconds
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K
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  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - Eric Braker, Andrew Braker

The Braker Brothers are on a mission to use the power of outdoor storytelling to create sustainable change. Eric (22) and Andrew (27) are Maryland-based filmmakers who are just getting warmed up... With only one award-winning credit under their belt, "A Journey Upstream," they don't plan on stopping any time soon.

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Director Statement

Phoenix is a heartwarming short documentary that highlights the story of full-time fly-fishing guide, Katie Fiedler Anderson. While the short film glows with themes of motherhood and family, the main goal is to show our viewers that whatever leap they may be deciding to take, if it's the right one, the pain, angst, and general ridiculousness will be worth the sweet trout tugging at the end of their line.