It’s been an incredible journey producing and directing the film Bodies of Water at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Each day the film has become richer and deeper, and the enthusiasm of the students has only grown through the weeks. Making art. What a gift.
Mister asks Leona if she fears anything…. must try a take of laughing… She is so terrified, so tormented, that the question itself is ludicrous. The “laughs in the face of fear” approach eases everyone into her space. She takes the upper hand.
It laughs at fear and is unafraid. It does not run from the sword.
Why see Alaska for what it is? Because if we don’t show it, then someone else will get it wrong.
Casting Begins on Bodies of Water by Adrina Knutson.
Adrina was so radiant. Deep. Full. Like water with the sun shining off it. It is hard to understand how the dark, mysterious, troubling tale came from the Adrina I knew. Premonition?
I approach this film open, transparent, like water. Ready to take the form that best suits it.
Here’s to you, Adrina. Fill the glass.