The Call of Water
BLOCK C | Bold & Beautiful
Thursday, March 23 | 8 - 10 PM
The Mercantile | Burro Alley
Dress for the Weather
Screenings & Awards
Acocollona’t Girona Fantastic & Horror Film Festival • Asheville Fringe Arts Festival • Bare Bones International Film & Music Festival • Beverly Hills Film Festival • Blow-Up Arthouse International Film Festival • Bratislava International Film Festival • Brejning Film Festival • Bridgeport Film Festival • Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival • Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival • Capital City Film Festival • Dreamachine International Film Festival • East Lansing Film Festival • Ethereal Horror Fest • Experimental/A Bit Strange • FANtastic Horror Film Festival • Festi-Short du Printemps Anglophone • Festival del Cinema di Cefalù • Film Night on Fulton • First Run Film Festival • FirstGlance Film Festival • Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival • Fort Myers Beach International Film Festival • Front Range Film Festival • Hang Onto Your Shorts • Imagine This Women’s Film Festival • Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival • Los Angeles Indie Film Festival • Macabre Faire Film Festival • Madrid Indie Film Festival • Maracay International Film & Video Festival • McMinnville Short Film Festival • Media Film Festival • Miami Short Film Festival • Mindfield Film Festival • Moondance International Film Festival • Mysticon Independent Film Festival • New Hope Film Festival • New Jersey Film Festival • Ocean City Film Festival • Orlando City Film Festival • Paracinema Film Festival • Popcon Film Festival • Rochester International Film Festival • Scared for Your LIIFE • Sioux City International Film Festival • Skiptown Playhouse International Film Festival • The Fear Faire Film Festival • The Independent Film and Art Festival • The Long Island International Film Expo • Tietê International Film Awards • TopShot International Film Festival • Upstate New York Horror Film Festival • Volterra Fantasy Film Festival • Winter Film Awards International Film Festival NYC • Women's International Film Festival
Cast & Crew
NARRATIVE | 2021 | 19 min. 00 sec.
SUGGESTED RATING | PG-13
ELIGIBLE | Woman to Watch, Best Student Film
COUNTRY | United States
LANGUAGE | English
PRODUCERS | David M. Night Maire, Brian Plain, Tim Preston
DIRECTOR | Kaya Tone
WRITER | Kaya Tone
CAST | Trinity Simpson, Emily Bollman, Sawyer Wright, Eric Palmer, Rebecca Hamner, Tamara Jakos, Haiden Davis
Flung into the astral-plane, Nadia must face ancient forces in order to realize her responsibility to her homeland.
About the Director
I grew up in the rolling foothills under the towering, snow capped Rocky Mountains in Gold Hill, Colorado. That land became my playground and biggest inspiration. I spent hours outside, creating worlds of fantasy. As I grew older, however, the magic faded into memory and the woods suddenly became silent and lonely. But my love for this place never left me. My sister and I would later describe this as the ‘Call of the West’; a deep seeded, pull in our stomachs for open fields, wind-whipped mountain tops, and the smell of warm earth under endless clear blue skies.
When conceiving of “The Call of Water,” my home came back to me. I wanted to return to those cragged peaks and rediscover the magic I had felt there. This film was to be my love letter to where I’m from, and a commemoration to the conservation of the land I grew up on.
The importance of protecting the planet has always had a big part in the film and in my life. The story of the aquifer that lies beneath my home and the almost magical gift that this could become was like a folk tale. Only as I grew older did the full implication of these stories hit me. Clean, fresh, untapped water in a somehow virgin landscape is rare and growing to be more important as the need for safe water becomes a bigger issue with our changing climate. I wanted to take these stories I had absorbed as a child and make them presentable to the world in a grounded way to capture that mysticism I had experienced. My goal with this film is to have the audience walk away with a deeper understanding of the personal responsibility each individual holds in protecting the water and the land that encases it so that we can all continue to call this planet home.