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Published on May 26th, 2014 | by Drew G.

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Fly Colt Fly: The Legend of The Barefoot Bandit

Animations and reenactments pepper this larger-than-life story of Camano Island teenage outlaw Colton Harris-Moore. He came to crime as a survivalist, and fascinated the public as a cop-eluding, airplane-stealing antihero.

By age 17, Colton Harris-Moore was living in the forests outside his hometown, a teenage fugitive who showed a remarkable intelligence despite having been neglected for much of his early life. Within two years, Colt would be the subject of an international search, earning the moniker “The Barefoot Bandit”—all the while being cheered on by over 90,000 Facebook fans as he became the first folk-hero outlaw of the 21st century.

Fly Colt Fly: The Legend of The Barefoot Bandit traces Colt’s journey from the backwoods of Camano Island, WA to the Bahamas, the site of his eventual capture, and the manhunt that confounded law enforcement agents. Ever resourceful, Colt possessed an uncanny ability to elude capture, even when quite literally surround by his pursuers. But as Colt’s crimes escalated from pilfering food and cash from vacation homes to grand theft aero (an act he commits without the benefit of any formal pilot training), his notoriety inevitably fuels an ego-rush for exploits that grow more and more audacious.

Combining interview footage, dramatic recreations, and graphic novel style animation, co-directors Adam and Andrew Gray create a fascinating and entertaining portrait of this Robin Hood for the YouTube generation.

Director Biography

The Gray Brothers wrote, shot, edited, and directed Fly Colt Fly. It is their first feature-length documentary. Their adventure approach to filmmaking has taken them around the world in 11 Canadian television docs.

Sponsored by Black Rapid Media, CityArts, E. & J. Gallo Winery, The Stranger, Shoreline Community College

Director: Adam Gray, Andrew Gray
Premiere Status: US Premiere
Country: Canada
Year: 2013
Running Time: 82 minutes

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