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narrative short | 14 mins | 4k

written and directed by Dave Jannetta

based on the short story by Kelly Daniels

produced by Rachel Gilkison

cinematography by Drew Saracco

A spunky nine-year-old receives a shiny pink bike for her birthday, but her domineering uncle is the only adult in the trailer park willing to teach her how to ride it and the word “quit" is not in either of their vocabulary.


The Water Song is a parable for standing up for yourself, finding a voice in Trump-era America, and saying "F**K YOU" to the patriarchal way of doing business..

Official Selections:

* Philadelphia Film Festival (World Premiere)

* Alternating Currents Film Festival (Winner - Best Narrative Short)

* Kansas International Film Festival

* Linz International Short Film Festival

*Film Link Available Upon Request (

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