‘DRY’ Indie Filmmakers Give Back Water
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Independent filmmakers Jonathan Ehlers, Patrick Ward-Perkins and Jenine Mayring will donate a portion of the proceeds from their upcoming feature film DRY, a post-apocalyptic western about water scarcity, to charity: water, a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.
Award-winning producer Jenine Mayring (Telly Awards, Davey Awards) commented, “As philanthropic filmmakers, we passionately believe that we can produce profitable films that simultaneously give back to our communities. So we came up with a revolutionary new idea: for each film we produce, we will align ourselves with a charity specific to that particular film.”
Almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water. Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. “As storytellers, we felt a powerful urge and responsibility to explore the societal ramifications if water became the most powerful commodity on earth. Soberingly, some argue that it already is,” said Jonathan Ehlers and Patrick Ward-Perkins, the writer/director duo and creators of the high-concept film, a Brooklyn Girl Productions/LoneShark Studios production.
One in eight people on the planet drinks water that’s likely to make them sick. The water crisis and poverty go hand-in-hand. “Water is an astonishingly complex and subtle force in an economy. It is the single constraint on the expansion of every city, and bankers and corporate executives have cited it as the only natural limit to economic growth,” says Margaret Catley-Carlson, Vice-Chair, World Economic Forum.
ABOUT BROOKLYN GIRL PRODUCTIONS
Brooklyn Girl Productions is a knockout production company(TM). We produce films, commercials and multimedia with high production value, a sense of humor, and a smile. Our mission is to entertain and empower people through our various artistic endeavors, while creating a positive environment both on and off the set. To reduce the impact of our productions on the earth, we are committed to a green philosophy from start to finish on each and every project. We love what we do – why wouldn’t we? For more information, visit http://www.brooklyngirlproductions.com.
ABOUT LONESHARK STUDIOS
Combining USC’s School of Cinema training and strict acting discipline from Robert X. Modica’s revered Carnegie Hall acting studio, the co-directing magic from Jonathan Ehlers and Patrick Ward-Perkins is a dynamic force to be reckoned with. Their decade of guerilla filmmaking encompasses a short film selected for Tribeca Film Festival, promotional video content for General Motors and Jimmy Kimmel, music videos for New York’s hottest independent hip-hop artists and national tour documentaries for Atlantic Records. For more information, visit http://www.lonesharkstudios.com.
A post-apocalyptic western about water scarcity and a mysterious rifle-toting drifter. For more information, visit http://www.DRYmovie.com.
ABOUT CHARITY: WATER
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of public donations directly fund water projects. For more information, visit http://www.charitywater.org.
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