"Stars in the Sky: A Hunting Story" brings Steven Rinella's sportsman narrative to the big screen.
Steven Rinella has a new documentary coming out, and the trailer looks like it will live up to the quality of his portfolio.
In conjunction with Zero Point Zero films, the face and founder of MeatEater, Inc. created "Stars in the Sky: A Hunting Story." It was selected for the 2019 Big Sky and last year's DOC NYC Film Festivals.
Rinella is serving as director and executive producer on the movie project, and clearly plays a starring role alongside a group of familiar faces for dedicated Meateater fans. Joe Rogan, chef Eduardo Garcia, and even Rinella's own brother make appearances.
Zero Point Zero has an illustrious track record, having won Emmy and Peabody Awards for "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unkonwn" and earned critical acclaim for productions like "The Mind of a Chef" and "The Hunt with John Walsh." Rinella and the production company have worked together in the past on "Meateater" episodes.
"Stars in the Sky: A Hunting Story" is a depiction of the lives of American hunters, and appears to be built upon the prestige and style of the "Meateater" TV show, which debuted its seventh season on Netflix last year after signing on as an exclusive series with the online streaming service.
Here's what the film's official webpage has to say:
The latest documentary feature from the award-winning team at Zero Point Zero Films, STARS IN THE SKY: A Hunting Story is an examination of the lives and minds of hunters in America that opens the door to an honest exploration of the controversies, emotions, and traditions that are inherent to this most primal human activity. It is not a one-sided story.
Directed by acclaimed writer Steven Rinella and framed around a rugged hunt in the Alaskan wilderness, STARS IN THE SKY explores the experiences and belief systems of modern day hunters in America. These individuals are reflections of ourselves, connected by their love of nature, an intimate experience of gathering food, and the familial ties that come from a tradition passed from generation to generation. Throughout the film, a group of experts weigh in on the history, sociology, ethics, and contradictions of hunting. It is a fresh and unexpected look at a discipline that grows increasingly controversial every year.
STARS IN THE SKY is held to ambitions as lofty as the title: to be the most impactful and definitive piece of hunting content ever created. By bridging the gap between hunters and non-hunters to help us better understand the heart of a hunter, this feature length documentary will, among other things, help us better understand ourselves and our complex relationship with the wild. As with any good story, it is about who we are, and how we ended up at this very moment in time.
There has yet to be an official release date for "Stars in the Sky" announced, but we'll keep track of it and let you know when it happens.
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