There’s Something in the Water

“There’s two kinds of lakes in the South: them that’s got Giant Salvinia and them that’s about to have Giant Salvinia.” Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in Texas, but its delicate eco-system is threatened by a seemingly unstoppable invasive species of floating fern: Giant Salvinia. There’s Something in the Water is an 8-minute animated documentary featuring interviews with people who live and work on the lake, demonstrating the damage that has been caused, and how everyone can work together to try and fix it.

Action Opportunity…

Discover how to identify giant salvinia and the measures park managers recommend people take to avoid transporting it to other bodies of water

Filmmaker: Rory Waudby-Tolley

Running Time: 8 mins

Language: English

Rory WT

Rory Waudby-Tolley is a multi-award-winning animation director and filmmaker, represented by London-based animation studio Beakus. He has worked as an in-house animator at Hasbro and has created work for Adult Swim, BBC, Snazaroo and Nature. His short film Mr. Madila garnered accolades from multiple international festivals, qualifying for the Academy award for best animated short.  Rory uses a combination of digital 3D and 2D techniques to tell his idiosyncratic stories. He is a graduate of the Royal College of Art, where he currently teaches.