Bodies of Water

Still-BODIES OF WATER Film - LEONA underwater

“Bodies of Water” is an exploration into loss, grief, guilt, and the confrontation of fear. The story follows Leona, a young woman who fails to prevent a tragedy. After her guilt drives her from home, she becomes involved with a vaudevillian performance troupe, through which she confronts her darkest fears.

Film Alumnae, Adrina Knutson, wrote the screenplay, “Bodies of Water” her final semester at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  Adrina was tragically killed in a car accident in Tanzania while working on a documentary film in 2012. Faculty, students, alumni, and Adrina’s family collaborated to produce this film project in her memory.


The film is produced and directed by Maya Salganek, Associate Professor of Film/Video Arts in conjunction with current UAF Film students and support from the Department of Theatre/Film at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Film Reel Alaska Mentorship Experience – Film Production Training Program, and the Alaska Center for Documentary Film.