"Water" documents the life of Scottish woman Megan Boyd, whose lifetime work is tying artificial flies for salmon fishing. She invests each fly with metaphor and meaning.
Steel is a former executive turned film-maker with previous jobs at Walt Disney Pictures, Cinecom and Scott Rudin Productions and producing credits that include "Angela's Ashes" and the Nora Ephron-directed "Julie and Julia."
Fortissimo previously handled Steel's "The Bridge," a divisive documentary about the people who commit suicide by leaping from San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge.
"With dazzling photography and evocative imagery and wonderful hand-painted animation [Steel]reveals the emotional depths and truly universal metaphors of the world of fly fishing," said Winnie Lau, Fortissimo's executive VP, sales and acquisitions.
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