Based off a collaboration of true stories, this film deals with the paralyzing helplessness that one feels in frightening situations through the story of two siblings and their father.
This will be my Senior Thesis Film, and I am truly excited to share it with all of you. The cast and crew are an amazing and talented group of people.
I am a Senior Film Major at Pratt, and this will be one of my final films as a student. I decided to do something that feels personal, and while pondering on past experiences and talking about it with those close to me, I came to realize that almost everyone I knew had some sort of an infancy/drowning experience in their past, whether it was them directly or someone close to them. Having a few myself, I decided to use that as my baseline inspiration to create this film. The rest is taken from aspects of my personal life, and of course has become heavily influenced by the people who have become just as much a part of the film as I have: The actors.
My Junior Thesis film "Joan" (www.vimeo.com/charcole/joan) went on to several film festivals including Timecode:NOLA in New Orleans. This next project is my most ambitious and exciting one as of yet. We have started filming but need your help to continue on our mission. As of now the shoot has gone incredibly well, and everyone on board has had a great time. Long days and great ideas, as well as some healthy snacks, have kept us going. And with your help we can push this film as far as it may go.
- Dulcey (age 10) plays Bilo, a young girl who keeps following her brother around, and isn't sure what to do when he's gone.
- Holden (age 12) is an aspiring filmmaker himself. In the film he plays Tomas, Bilo's older brother. Dulcey and Holden are brother and sister in real life.
- Kevin Barbaro is a trained actor in NYC. Other than being a loving father and outdoorsman himself, his motivation and connection with the kids on set is such that I couldn't have hoped to find a better person for this role.
We are shooting in Guilford, CT where my grandparents live. We have access to their amazing house that they have built up over the years, There is also a vast marsh nearby that we hope to keep filming at. The people nearby have been so helpful and welcoming. We all can't wait to share it with you!
Much love, Waterfall team
Risks and challenges
Movie-making is expensive, especially since we are largely working out of the sheer will to make a great film. Costs like transportation, food, and props are slowing us down and limiting our abilities to push the creativity.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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