I built my house by the sea. Not on the sands, mind you; not on the shifting sand. And I built it of rock. A strong house by a strong sea. And we got well acquainted, the sea and I. Good neighbors. Not that we spoke much.
We met in silences. Respectful, keeping our distance, but looking our thoughts across the fence of sand.
Always, the fence of sand our barrier, always, the sand between. And then one day, and I still don’t know how it happened - the sea came. Without warning. Without welcome, even. Not sudden and swift, but a shifting across the sand like wine, less like the flow of water than the flow of blood. Slow, but coming. Slow, but flowing like an open wound. And I thought of flight and I thought of drowning and I thought of death. And while I thought the sea crept higher, till it reached my door. And I knew, then, there was neither flight, nor death, nor drowning. That when the sea comes calling, you stop being neighbors, Well acquainted, friendly-at-a-distance neighbors, And you give your house for a coral castle, And you learn to breathe underwater.
Sr. Carol Bieleck, RSCJ
from an unpublished work

Directed by
Eliot Rausch
Produced by
Preston Lee
Based on a Poem by
Sr. Carol Bieleck, RSCJ
Narrated by
Naïma Moussi
Christian H. Clark
Director of Photography
Chayse Irvin
Edited by
Eliot Rausch
Production Designer
Marc Benacerraf
Costume Designer
Gwendolyn “Jac” Stukely
Casting by
Eyde Belasco
Music Supervisor
Maxwell Gosling
Associate Producer
Adam Litt
Music by
John Tavener - the Bridesgroom
Woman / Barbara Williams
Husband / Harwood Gordon
Granddaughter / Olivia Allchin
Grandson / William Allchin
Priest / Ron Allchin
Homeless Woman / Lisa Rossi
1st AC Jake Bianco
2nd AC/Loader Elver Hernandez
Gaffer Cody Jacobs
Grip & Electric Swing Brandon Wilson
Steadicam Operator Conner Vandeer
Ocean Footage Provided by Jared Hogan
Underwater Operator Loren Elkins
Wardrobe Assistant Rachelle Almeida
Location Scout Jeff McSpadden
Art PA Frank Guzman
Production Assistants
Charlie Schmidlin
Morgan Barket
Joseph Banuelos
Nash Cubero
Lifeguard David Rivera
Post Production Supervisor Henry Kaplan
Digital Intermediate Services EFilm
Dailies Producer Jason Esquivel
Colorist Ben Estrada
Camera Provided by Panavision
Grip & Electric Provided by Cinelease
Special Thanks
Phyllis Koenig
David Hays
Leo Rossi
20K Watts
Bari Lynn
Greg Thomas


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