The Ripple is in Effect

Lights! Camera! Ripple!

Breaking News: Independent filmmakers gathered at Athens own Ciné to strut the blue carpet, mingle with other local celebrities, and dine on delicious food from the Broad Street Coffee Vegan Restaurant. After an hour of glamming it up, the sellout crowd moved into the theater for the debut of 17 incredible 30-second films, which had been submitted to the inaugural Ripple Effect Film Project. Each film had a unique personality, but all had a focus on water conservation. Audience members were asked to vote for their favorite shorts before viewing the EcoFocus’ Film Festival’s feature film, Last Call at the Oasis.

Following the big picture of/for water conservation, the winners of the Ripple Effect were announced. And the winners are… drum roll please….

Student Category

Best Conservation Message: Hydrowoman Doesn’t Exist, by Athens Academy, Global Challenges

Best Overall: Get a Grip, Stop the Drip, by Tyler Ortel

Audience Choice Award: Crazy Conservation, by Christian & Christie Marie Shupe (see the video below)

Adult Category

Best Production Quality: Elio’s Big Splash, by Bryan Redding, Dan Jordan, and Ricardo, Tomas, & Elio Jiminez

Best Conservation Message: Water is Life, by Lacey Avery

Best Overall: Every Drop Counts, by Brody Bearden

Audience Choice Award: Elio’s Big Splash, by Bryan Redding, Dan Jordan, and Ricardo, Tomas, & Elio Jiminez (see the video below!)

Thank you to all of the talented people involved in this project. Plans for making the other videos available are in the works. Check back on or “like” the Water Conservation Office-Athens Clarke County on Facebook for updates.

Originally posted on, 3/26/13


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