Set Sail With Director’s Cut
April 25, 2013 Leave a Comment
Written by Director’s Cut guest host Pete Schwaba, a film writer, director (and occasional stand-up comic) whose credits include “The Godfather of Green Bay.”
“Waterwalk” is a nice little film that tells the story of a father and son who take a 1,000-mile canoe trip in an effort to reconnect and mend their broken relationship. The trip takes them from St. Ignace, Michigan through Wisconsin to the Mississippi River and their destination, St. Louis. The trip was inspired by explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Joliet who followed the same route waaaaaaaay back in the day.
Bob Cicchini, a very seasoned actor with top notch credits, makes his directing debut with “Waterwalk” and talks about the challenges of making such an ambitious, location heavy film on such a low budget. He also speaks fondly of growing up in the Midwest and how excited he was to direct a film here. He also has great hair that probably helped dictate his path into acting. But I digress…
Steven Faulkner is author of the book “Waterwalk,” on which the movie is based, and was on the set quite a bit during the filming. The father-son story is in large part based on Faulkner’s own relationship with his son and the canoe trip they took. Steven also has a nice head of hair but when sharing the set with Cicchini one might not even realize it.
“Waterwalk” has some great photography of the Midwest and Wisconsin. It’s a true independent film with great performances and a touching story. Having Bob and Steven on the show was a fantastic experience, and I hope you’ll share it with me.
My interview with Cicchini and Faulkner airs 10 p.m. Friday, April 26 followed immediately by the film “Waterwalk.”