Released in 2014, Watermelon Magic is a revolutionary film designed for children Pre-K through 5th grade and their caregivers and teachers. Weaving together documentary and narrative elements, Watermelon Magic chronicles a season on the family farm, as young Sylvie grows a patch of watermelons to sell at market. The film pairs high-resolution stills at varying shutter-burst frame rates with stunning time-lapse sequences to trace the journey from seed to flower to fruit. When harvest time arrives, Sylvie must decide if she will share her precious watermelon babies with the world.
Watermelon Magic was the first Kickstarter funded film to be released in IMAX®. To find Watermelon Magic playing at a theater near you, or to purchase a DVD, visit WatermelonMagic.com.
2013 Wild & Scenic Film Festival – Winner, Best Children’s film
2013 WorldFest Houston – Silver Remi Award for Independent Shorts, Children/Family division
2013 MountainFilm Festival in Telluride – Official Selection
2013 Green Film Festival in Seoul – Official Selection
2014 Jackson Hole Science Media Awards – Finalist