The Water Wise Coffee project is built around the idea of connection. There’s a shared commitment to affecting real change by connecting consumers to producers.
From seed to cup and back again.
It was this spirit that informed the way the Water Wise documentary was filmed. North American and Ethiopian crews came together for this worthwhile project.
Collaboration allowed us to share in each others knowledge and resources, to forge strong bonds and friendships. It was the experience of a lifetime.
Additionally, we were very fortunate to collaborate with Ethiopian musician Fantahun Shewankochew on an inspiring original score.
This project wouldn’t be possible without the efforts and collaboration of these great companies and individuals.
TechnoServe is an international nonprofit that promotes business solutions to poverty in dozens of the world’s poorest countries. Founded in 1968.
Mother Parkers has been changing the way people experience coffee and tea since 1912 and are the supplier of choice to some of the world’s largest retailers.
Marley Coffee was founded by Rohan Marley, son of Bob Marley, and is committed to sustainably grown, ethically farmed, and artisan roasted coffee beans.
Dashboard is a marketing agency turned product development company, focused on crafting smart, engaging solutions for a wide variety of clients.
Director / Producer Sean Wainsteim
Executive Producer Barry Hillier
Cinematographer Kris Belchevski
Ethiopian Producer Ephrem Alemu
Editor Paul Skinner
Original Music Fantahun Shewankochew
Camera Assistant/DIT Trevor Lawley
Camera Assistant Walelign Adege
Sound Recordist Dan Turcotte
Coordinator Alexander Sehmer
Ethiopian Interviews Ephrem Alemu
2nd Camera asst. Biniyam Negussie
Sound Assistant Dawit Demissie
Stills Victor Biro
Produced by Dashboard
In cooperation with Zeleman Productions
Zeleman Exec Prod Zelalem Woldemariam
Account Manager Rediet Seleshi
Marketing Director Dan Mullen
Edit House Married to Giants
Producer Denise Shearer
Assistant Editor Ryan Taylor
Coordinator Amanda Cuda
Motion Graphics Sean Wainsteim, Rosie Sobczuk
Colourist Drake Conrad
Colour Facility Rolling Picture Company
Audio Post Pet Shop Productions
Sound Supervisor Dan Turcotte
Sound Editor Brennan Curtis
Sound Mixer John ‘Wheels’ Hurlbut
Narrator Jennifer Ward