Smelling Water

Help Crowdfund our film

A Journey from Sudan’s Dinkaland to San Diego’s City Heights

Smelling Water is a film based on the award-winning novel “Disturbed in Their Nests.” This powerful story of a Sudanese immigrant making his way into the world is the American dream in its true form. Inspirational, heartwarming, and eye-opening, this film needs your support, so please help bring it to the big screen by donating to our Crowdfunding page HERE.

When you donate you are giving us the ability to finalize the first stage of the filmmaking process, Pre-Production. With the funds received we will be able to finalize scripting, casting, and shoot a full-length trailer to raise more funds for feature-length production. Rewards for donation include signed copies of the original book, VIP access to behind the scenes, and much more. You can donate on our crowdfunding page or directly to our cause using the Paypal link below. Thank you!

About us

Alepho Deng, Judy Bernstein, and Ian Harrington are the trifecta powerhouse behind the “Smelling Water” film campaign. Having co-written multiple novels together over the past decade, Al and Judy have lived through the experiences of what they write, allowing them to capture the true essence of storytelling. Partnering with award-winning local filmmaker Ian Harrington only seemed natural when discovered he resides down the street from where their San Diego story took place.

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