Four strangers. A remote fort out at sea. A private party with an absent host. The tale of four soldiers who jumped to their death. Was it the isolation or some thing else? Will the fort claim it’s next victims or can they all survive until morning?
"Tragically, four soldiers died here in 1921. They think the isolation got to them...drove them mad. They found the bodies in the water. No-ones completely sure what happened. Some say they jumped..."
Although our story is fiction, it includes true historical details:
The fort is built on a freshwater spring, located at the centre of the fort, a deep well bored beneath the sea.
Only soldiers who couldn't swim were posted here.
"My Father was an architect during his lifetime, and I have inherited his fascination with buildings. I was already working on a story about water (without giving too much away!) and when we passed the fort on the ferry I thought that it had to be the perfect setting. Researching the building I read that the forts are built on a freshwater well which also tied into my plot.
Emerging after a year of lockdown, I wanted to write something which was a metaphor for the isolation we all felt. This has translated into a dark storyline while keeping the main four characters fun and fresh.
I love the idea of contrasting, the old and the new, comedy with tragedy etc. Hopefully this film will succeed in entertaining, thrilling and surprising the audience - and of course leave them wanting to see more!"
Rowena Amos - Writer 'Strange Waters'
From the script: "...before them a private sea fort, imposing and ominous. Remote, isolated. Rising from the water like some other worldly being...
"Water, water everywhere..."