Waterborne (2014) – Short Film


A short film featured at the 2014 Oshkosh Horror Film Festival.

For more information visit the Official Website, or follow it on Facebook.

An Australian outback watering and fishing pond is found to have toxic water.  Todd, from the Department of Environment and Pollution, goes out to test the water and replace the warning sign, which keeps disappearing.  On his way back, he has to stop for some kangaroos in the road.  While waiting for them to pass, he discovers something far worse.

The short film itself is a well written, entertaining taste of an eco-disaster type story.  When the water at a local fishing spot, that runs into the town’s water supply, gets tainted it has an affect on the whole environment.   The dialogue and tension between the 2 actors is great and flows naturally.  A lot of information is given in a concise, unforced way.  It is beautifully shot, with understated violence and great make up.  And the Zombieroo puppet is absolutely outstanding.  Taking the time, effort, and expense to create this puppet payed off remarkably well.  By making a concept that could have been done more cheaply and cheesily with CGI, these filmmakers instead created something truly stunning and creepy.

Take the 10 minutes to watch the film, which is available at their official website, posted above.  You won’t regret it.


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