Spirits are high at Havey Productions. Filming is well under way for The Great Divide (view the film teaser here) and the scripting process is in full swing to produce this important educational film illustrating the history and significance of water in Colorado and the West. 9News, KUSA Denver, has joined the project as its Media Sponsor. What does that mean? It means that 9News will be our partners in getting the word out by broadcasting special news stories on the film production along with the full film in Summer 2015. Stay tuned!
As fundraising for The Great Divide closes, there will be a chance for water-drinkers around the state to get involved in this keystone project. We’ll be launching a Kickstarter campaign in early September to meet our matching grant challenges and complete our funding for the film. Backers of the project will be enticed with exclusive benefits for contributing – donated by some of the film sponsors. Interested in learning how to fly-fish, rafting roaring rivers, touring water facilities, exploring winter wonderlands via snowcat, or receiving your own DVD of the film? Be sure to keep your eye out for our campaign.Production PhotosThe production crew has been zig-zagging the state of Colorado and had to share some pictures from location. Needless to say, we love our jobs.
Ranchers must “move water” several times daily to take advantage of the short hay growing season on the Elk River near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Photo © Havey Productions
The mighty Rio Grande snakes southward from the snow-crested peaks of the Sangres de Christo Mountains on its nearly 2000-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico. Photo © Havey Productions
Traditional farmers in Conejos County flood their fields with water from acequias—community-operated ditches with origins that reach back to Moorish Spain.
Photo © Havey Productions
Fishing, rafting, and kayaking make the Upper Arkansas River one of the most heavily utilized recreational rivers in the world. Photo © Havey Productions
The Prairie Waters Project, which uses a series of high-tech systems to treat and recycle water from the South Platte River, is a critical element of the City of Aurora’s long-range water supply plan. Photo © Havey ProductionsYou’ve made it to the end of this blog! Thank you for your continued support. We’re excited to be on this journey with you.
– Team HaveyPro