Fun first trailer for Canadian coming-of-age comedy ‘Drinkwater’
by Alex Billington
October 11, 2022
“Rejection is part of life. It’s okay.” Levelfilm in Canada has released an official trailer for an indie coming-of-age comedy titled Drink water, which premiered at a few Canadian festivals last year. It won the 2021 Telus People’s Choice Award for Canadian Storytelling at the Calgary Film Festival. Drink water is described as a coming-of-age story in the tradition of John Hughes. Mike Drinkwater is lost. His father, Hank, is not the role model Mike deserves. A young woman moves to town and their friendship gives them the courage to overcome their challenges. Director Stephen S. Campanelli crafted a “fun and quirky small-town coming-of-age story. Set in 2020, the film still captures ’80s nostalgia, filled with a great cast and Canadiana written all over it.” Featuring Daniel Doheny and Eric McCormack like the two Drinkwaters, with Louriza Tronco, Alex Zahara, Jordan Burtchetand Naika Toussaint. It looks so much better than it looks!! The trailer has some great visuals and some funny moments, and yes, it’s a very Canadian movie.
Here is the official Stephen S. Campanelli Canadian trailer Drink waterdirectly from YouTube:
In small town British Columbia, awkward teenager Mike Drinkwater (Daniel Doheny) struggles to fit in. Hank (Eric McCormack), his quirky father, spends more time living in his own delusional world than paying attention to his son. Mike’s lack of direction takes a turn when he meets the new girl, Wallace. During Mike’s last semester, Wallace helps him train for an annual cross-country race while Mike guides Wallace through an unfamiliar Canadian experience. Drink water is directed by Quebec filmmaker Stephen S. Campanelliexperienced cameraman and independent filmmaker Momentum, indian horseand Big Island previously. The screenplay is by Luke Fraser and Edward McDonald. Produced by Graham Fraser and Dennis Swartman. This originally premiered at the 2021 Whistler Film Festival last year. Levelfilm will debut Drink water in Canadian theaters from October 14, 2022 this autumn. No US date has yet been set.