Waterwell Films

Waterwell Films Waterwell Films, Inc. (“Waterwell Films”) is an art-house studio.
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Waterwell Films is an art-house studio that develops and produces a wide variety of original content for film, television and the web. We use the moving image to share stories that challenge assumptions, foster connection and celebrate the beauty of our experience in all its heartbreak and joy. PAST WORK: "OVERDUE" (Short Film) Synopsis: Krissy and Brendan want a natural birth. In New York City, parents have two weeks from their due date before doctors must induce. Today is Krissy and Brendan's due date and they'll try anything to avoid induction, now that they're overdue. Go to http://www.thebusinessofbeingborn.com for a free digital download. CURRENT: "DAY TEN" (Short Film) Synopsis: New York City fell silent after the loss of its Twin Towers. William wanders the quiet streets, struggling to come to terms with what has happened to his city, as loved ones went missing and people resorted back to prayer. IN DEVELOPMENT: “POST OFFICE HOLIDAYS” (Short Film) Synopsis: A mild-mannered citizen finds romance, danger and magic in a hostile post office on Christmas Eve. Armed only with his ingenuity, he encounters the full range of life experience, while desperately trying to send his holiday packages before the last window closes. “EMERALD CITY” (Short Film) Synopsis: A live-action concept album that explores two parallel stories of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder set entirely to John Vanderslices’ brilliant album, Emerald City. “THIS ISLAND MADE ME” (Feature film) Synopsis: As an immigrant family clashes over cultural barriers and endless setbacks, an eleven-year old boy dreams of bringing them together to hear him sing in the holiday concert. All he has to do...is get them there. "SWITCH" (Television) Synopsis: Iranian engineer Amir Rostam has a priceless secret and a simple goal: trade what he knows for a better life for his family. Spies and lies fuel a global race to be the ultimate power-broker and drives a wedge between himself and the family he wants to protect. “OF BULLS AND BEARS” (Television) Synopsis: Set in post-Civil War Manhattan, a small-time stockbroker sets his sights on one of the biggest corporations in the world. To gain control he has to re-write the rules of the Street. To keep from losing it he has to re-draw the map of America. Based on the true story of the most mysterious "robber baron" of all, Jay Gould.

Looking for something to binge-watch this week? The Accidental Wolf is a Variety Staff Pick! Start asking #WhoIsTAW and ...
12/12/2017
The Accidental Wolf

Looking for something to binge-watch this week? The Accidental Wolf is a Variety Staff Pick! Start asking #WhoIsTAW and catch up on the first 5 chapters at theaccidentalwolf.com

The Accidental Wolf is in Variety's staff picks this week.

Chapters 1-5 available here: theaccidentalwolf.com

Great article about the benefits of environmentally sustainable film and TV production. We're inspired!https://t.co/1w4s...
12/05/2016
Film, TV Shoots Adopt Environmentally Friendly Practices

Great article about the benefits of environmentally sustainable film and TV production. We're inspired!
https://t.co/1w4sBvMXjN

It ain’t easy being green, but Hollywood’s film and TV productions are moving more and more toward eco-friendly practices on sets that not only help the planet, but also can save money. Not too lon…

We stand with Standing Rock, especially today. @ravivullman is working towards a new narrative. #standingrock https://t....
11/24/2016
Standing Ground - A Documentary Film

We stand with Standing Rock, especially today. @ravivullman is working towards a new narrative. #standingrock https://t.co/JjIyyvGa3q

Who's watching when a fracked oil pipeline sparks the Standing Rock Sioux Nation to lead the biggest indigenous protest in 100 years?

Check out the winners of the Women In Film 2016 Film Finishing Fund. Talent to watch out for! #womeninfilmhttps://t.co/j...
11/22/2016
Women In Film Unveils 2016 Film Finishing Fund Winners

Check out the winners of the Women In Film 2016 Film Finishing Fund. Talent to watch out for! #womeninfilm
https://t.co/j8nfamZQqq

Women In Film today announced winners of the organization’s 31st annual Film Finishing Fund grant program. Four narrative features and six documentary films have been selected out of more tha…

We're inspired by Raviv Ullman and his new project Standing Ground - A Documentary Film, a revealing look at the Dakota ...
10/31/2016
Standing Ground - A Documentary Film

We're inspired by Raviv Ullman and his new project Standing Ground - A Documentary Film, a revealing look at the Dakota Access Pipeline
https://t.co/JjIyyvGa3q

Who's watching when a fracked oil pipeline sparks the Standing Rock Sioux Nation to lead the biggest indigenous protest in 100 years?

“'After a certain number of years when you see something happen and you feel like there are worthy films that should be ...
09/27/2016
#OscarsSoWhite inspired new film academy members to join

“'After a certain number of years when you see something happen and you feel like there are worthy films that should be nominated or presented, yeah, you have to join. You have to be a voice.'”

The newest members of the film academy say the #OscarsSoWhite crisis inspired them to seek membership.

Amma Asante gets down to the core of why it is still more difficult for #womeninfilm to follow their passions. It is the...
09/26/2016
Amma Asante: film industry chiefs 'don't trust female directors'

Amma Asante gets down to the core of why it is still more difficult for #womeninfilm to follow their passions. It is the responsibility of us in the film industry to address these issues head on.

“'It comes down to who they feel safe about in terms of flying the plane … We know that it’s a misguided distrust in many ways because we know that women-directed movies don’t necessarily make less money than your average movie directed by a man – but for some reason there’s that fear and that is something that has to be dealt with.'”

Director of A United Kingdom says that women are pigeonholed into making ‘certain types of movies’ due to ‘misguided distrust’ from executives

09/19/2016

We love New York and the art we've created in this city. Stay safe out there everyone.

Interesting take from Robert Redford on the changing film industry #film #indiefilm https://t.co/tItb28lQJd
08/12/2016
The Biggest Way The Film Industry Has Changed Over The Years, According To Robert Redford - CINEMABLEND

Interesting take from Robert Redford on the changing film industry #film #indiefilm https://t.co/tItb28lQJd

In case it isn't obvious, both the way movies are made and how they're approached is completely different now than it was six decades ago, and having been a part of the film industry for nearly 60 years - making his on-screen debut in a 1960 episode of Maverick - Robert Redford has witnessed that ch...

"A single, unbroken take." The process of a  @sundance Grand Jury Prize winner  https://t.co/y5vC0QVMMO #indiefilm #sund...
08/08/2016
Inside The Heartbreaking Short Film That Won Sundance

"A single, unbroken take." The process of a @sundance Grand Jury Prize winner https://t.co/y5vC0QVMMO #indiefilm #sundance

Thunder Road is a single-take, 12-minute movie of a man giving a eulogy for his mother through the words of Bruce Springsteen. Here's how it went from an alcohol-induced idea to Grand Jury Prize at...

An interesting read on California tax incentives for #television and #film production.
08/07/2016
California film incentives take spotlight, but blockbusters need greenlight

An interesting read on California tax incentives for #television and #film production.

It was a blockbuster moment in an industry of hits and flops.On Tuesday, the California Film Commission released the first list of feature films that qualify for the second year of the state’s improved tax-incentive program. For the firs

“As a writer who builds characters for a living, it was exciting to take an actual human being and pieces of who she is ...
07/29/2016
Shonda Rhimes on Making Hillary Convention Film: 'I Didn't Have to Add a Plot Twist!'

“As a writer who builds characters for a living, it was exciting to take an actual human being and pieces of who she is and see how it builds a person and her character, why she is who she is..."

- Shonda Rhimes discusses how she used a different process of storytelling than she was used to in the creation of the short "Hillary" biographical film..

Scandal writer Shonda Rhimes and her TV producing partner Betsy Beers nixed vacations when the Clinton campaign called

07/25/2016
NYTVF 2015: The Accidental Wolf

Just because today isn't #throwbackthursday, doesn't mean it's not the perfect time to re-watch (or check out for the first time!) this trailer for The Accidental Wolf, starring Kelli O'Hara and Mike Doyle and directed by Arian Moayed. #indiefilm #indietelevision

One woman’s destructive obsession to uncover the truth behind an unexplained extermination of a remote African village. Check out The Accidental Wolf at the ...

"I have a story to tell, and I would love for you all to listen to it." We at Waterwell Films love Kelli O'Hara. Every a...
07/25/2016
How Hard Work and Dedication Paid Off for Kelli O’Hara | Playbill

"I have a story to tell, and I would love for you all to listen to it."

We at Waterwell Films love Kelli O'Hara. Every aspiring artist should read her take on telling your story and making your passion known.

The Tony Award winner looks back on her final night in The King and I and the journey she took to get there.

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