Distributor ORF-Enterprise teams up with award winning film makers Nigel Pope and Jackie Savery producing the blue-chip documentary "Water of Life" in co-production with ORF and ARTE. The film premiering early 2021 portrays the spectacular landscape and the fauna that surrounds a Scottish whisky distillery.


Scottish soft and special water is one of the main ingredients of Scotland's world-famous whisky. "Water of Life" follows the stories of a special cast of animals that live close to a distillery and the mountain rivers that feed it.


The documentary is the most recent collaboration of ORF-Enterprise and Maramedia in a challenging year marked by the ongoing pandemic. It was created from newly produced footage and the producer’s rich archive to create a visually stunning portray of the wildlife around a Scottish whiskey distillery.


"Water of Life grew from our Summer Lockdown. We realised that although we were unable to travel very far, there was so much wonder in our local patch that we’d never filmed. Although the world struggled through the pandemic, it was one of the most wonderful breeding seasons in at least 20 years here in Scotland", says Nigel Pope, Founder and Creative Director at Maramedia.


Marion Camus-Oberdorfer, ORF-Enterprise: "With the project "Water of Life" we continue on our path of offering wildlife & nature programs at top level in close collaboration with ORF and independent producers. We intend to intensify our teamwork with renowned filmmakers by commissioning and co-financing their projects. ORF-Enterprise offers a perfect environment for excellent wildlife & nature content in our diverse sales catalog."


ORF and ARTE commissioned the program recently, while ORF-Enterprise holds the worldwide distribution rights.


The program is scheduled for completion in April 2021.

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