The Weight of Water
When Kasienka treks to the UK from Poland with Mama to find Tata the last thing she wants is to stay.
The Weight of Water is a touching, warm story about a 12 year old girl who is brought over to the UK from Poland, by a determined mother, in search of an absent father. Through the eyes of our spirited young protagonist Kasienka, it tackles difficult issues like immigration, marriage break-up, challenging child/parent relationships, xenophobia and bullying whilst also learning about friendships, loyalty and empathy. We chart the journey of a young girl growing up, trying to discover who she is, in this new country as we experience her integration into British society and the day to day challenges she faces, which she learns to face with humanity and humility.
The screen adaptation has been written by Shona Auerbach, (director of Dear Frankie, Pathe/Miramax) based on the award winning book by Sarah Crossan.
Our intention is to make an honest relatable feature film for 10-14 year olds to watch with parents and family. Something a little different, with an ‘Indie’ look and feel.
Shona completed her Masters at the Film School in Łodz. Her short ‘Seven’, won many awards leading to making ‘Dear Frankie’, a feature for Pathe/Miramax. It played in Un Certain Regard in Cannes, also winning many awards as well as a BAFTA nomination. Her latest film ‘Rudy’, is screening in UK cinemas.
Graeme, who is also a cinematographer, co-produced ‘Rudy’ with Shona which was many years in the making, and together they have been developing ‘The Weight of Water’. He has been in the industry for over 30 years, and has a passion for poignant films, bringing a wealth of experience with him.