the water man trailer

David Oyelowo steps behind the camera to make his directorial debut with The Water Man, a magical adventure movie that follows a young boy (Lonnie Chavis) who seeks out the titular “Water Man,” a mythic figure that is said to possess the secret to immortality. Watch The Water Man trailer below.

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The Water Man Review

“Anything that basically is overtly celebrating darkness and to be perfectly honest, sanctioning it,” David Oyelowo told NPR in 2015, “that’s something I can’t personally do […] I know that films affect and shape culture, and I want to put stuff in the world that I feel is edifying as opposed to stuff that is detrimental.”

As Oyelowo steps behind the camera for his feature directorial debut, it’s helpful to keep the star’s words in mind. The Water Man is nothing if not a brand extension for his humane, compassionate touch. Even if it’s not a particularly distinguished charge out of the gate for him as a director, the film’s gentle and caring embrace of the audience still feels warm all the same.

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