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An experimental, hybrid documentary exploring multiple issues including suicide, adoption, protecting Standing Rock and pressures experienced by Natives & non Natives. Taking a blended approach through archival, personal, social media and performance footage, the director shares his own stories while conducting informal interviews with friends & family.
Watertight is made in 3 parts honoring the director’s personal beliefs: there’s the beginning, middle and forever. The movie goes back and forth between interviews & performances.
The interviews are casual moments with the director, crew & family or friends. People involved in this film are Native from all over, there are Native topics, but the purpose of the film is to bring attention to mental wellness & promote individual journeys to healthier ways for people.
The performances are mostly styled as dramatic commercials or sponsored posts. We also love to go off social dynamics of reality tv. These short clips, 2-6 minutes long, involve 3d animated scenes, fashion, costume design, acting, dancing, dreams, nightmares. Humor is at the basis.
The people in the film are from different communities, backgrounds & time periods in their lives. It’s filmed throughout CA, NY, New Mexico, North/South Dakota.
The pace of the movie is quick & like how our screens interact with us, interrupting with ads, cutting off one train of thought & introducing another. The director films & edits based off his emotions. It’s woven together.
Watertight is a playground in another galaxy.
Fox uses whatever materials he has access to, filming with different qualities of cameras, using different techniques. He uses his phone & computer as his main tools, stitching together pieces from over the past decade & conversations throughout 2019 to now 2021.
WE'RE FUNDRAISING SO WE CAN PAY EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTES TO THE FILM.
thank you for your trust & contributions so far: Tiara Folsom, Jade Kalikolehuaokalani, Ty Harris, Xac Branch, Megan Branch, Ruthie Fish, Littlebear Sanchez, Alicia Martinez, Marcus Miramontes, Conor Handley, Carson Dover, Tyler Finnie, Tamara Colaque, Melissa Hill, Kenny Ramos, Sydney Iron Hawk, Numpa Bald Eagle, Amos Cook, Phyllis Bald Eagle, Alexis Hambleton, Damani Respass, Ancient Tears, John Trudell, Sage Trudell, Russell Means, Yvonne Chouteau, Maria Tallchief, Aru Apaza, Michael Elijah Rodriguez, Nelsan Binnie, Alex Olson, Sergio Mejia, Michel Sayegh, Crystal Frank, Kahlil Hudson, Austin Williamson, Isaiah Barr, Woods Legrand, Melvin Guzman, Ben Perreira, Amy Goodman, Cut Stone Pro.
This movie exists as a reminder that all arts & industries are changing rapidly. Film is anyone’s game. This film is for freaks.
Project Type:Documentary, Experimental, Feature
Runtime:40 minutes 9 seconds
Completion Date:August 10, 2021
Country of Origin:United States
Country of Filming:United States