In case you missed the free screenings of our Water Calling short films last summer, Seattle Channel will broadcast the films on its cable channel in a two-part series beginning this Thursday, Feb. 25. Featuring works by Seattle filmmakers SJ Chiro, Britta Johnson, Susan Robb, Luke Sieczek and Rick Stevenson, Water Calling films explore the city’s water and water resources in varying formats from a fairy-tale to Sci-fi.
Water Calling – Part 1 will air at 9 p.m. on Feb. 25 and 26, and at 11 p.m. on Feb. 27. Part I features Waterway (Britta Johnson), Water Lab (Susan Robb) and Displaced (Rick Stevenson).
Johnson’s stop-animation film follows the journey of large drops of water. Robb’s sci-fi-like images investigate the interface that tap water creates with nature and our homes. Stevenson portrays water as a healing, symbolic, life-giving and redemptive force.
Water Calling – Part 2 will air at 11 p.m. on March 4, at 10 p.m. on March 5, and at 9 p.m. on March 6. Part 2 features A Water Tale (SJ Chiro), and Space, the air, the river, the leaf (Luke Sieczek).
Chiro’s fairy-tale style film follows a young girl who is transported to an underwater kingdom. Sieczek’s film marks the passage of water from sky to soil to stream to waterway.
If you miss the TV broadcast of the films, watch the films online here.
Read more about each of the films here.
The films are part of the series Water Calling, intended to raise public awareness of environmental stewardship and Seattle Public Utilities’ (SPU) work. The projects are commissioned by the Office with SPU 1% for Art funds.