Magic in the Water


1h 40m 1995

Brief Synopsis

Dr. Jack Black is a sour, tough-talking Seattle talk-show psychiatrist. Divorced and indifferent to his children, Ashley and Josh, he is shamed by his ex-wife into taking his kids on a vacation to Glenorky, a Canadian resort community. The lake there is rumored to contain its own elusive Loch Ness-style monster. Nobody, however, is having a good time until Jack is knocked on the head, suddenly transforming his personality into a loving, caring father. But he also becomes part of a group of men who feel that the gentle spirit of the mythical lake monster, Orky, has inhabited them.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adventure
Family
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Triumph Releasing
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Synopsis

Dr. Jack Black is a sour, tough-talking Seattle talk-show psychiatrist. Divorced and indifferent to his children, Ashley and Josh, he is shamed by his ex-wife into taking his kids on a vacation to Glenorky, a Canadian resort community. The lake there is rumored to contain its own elusive Loch Ness-style monster. Nobody, however, is having a good time until Jack is knocked on the head, suddenly transforming his personality into a loving, caring father. But he also becomes part of a group of men who feel that the gentle spirit of the mythical lake monster, Orky, has inhabited them.

Crew

Larry Abbott

Hair

Shelley Adams

Craft Service

Stuart Aikins

Casting

Bob Akester

Photography

Tony Allard

Executive Producer

Dave Anderson

Transportation Captain

David K Arnold

Assistant Director

Tim Atkinson

Carpenter

Anna Bagdasarian

Special Thanks To

Brent Baker

Assistant

Anke Bakker

Sound Designer

Elaine Barrett

Driver

Scott Beverly

Effects Assistant

Gay Black

Negative Cutting

Tom Blacklock

Effects Assistant

Martin Bogomolni

Titles

Richard Bolton

Special Thanks To

Lou Boullane

Driver

Brad Bowe

Driver

Dave Bowe

Transportation Coordinator

Gus Bradley

Other

Cheryl Buckman

Editing

Stefan Burianyk

Other

Thomas Burstyn

Director Of Photography

Thomas Burstyn

Other

Greg Buttars

Music

Leslie Buttars

Music

Kathleen Campbell

Hair Assistant

Mae Canaga

Art Department

Marilee Canaga

Art Department

Peter G Capadouca

Best Boy

Bruce Cardozo

Other

Marc Chiasson

Writer (Dialogue)

Marc Chiasson

Screenplay

Marc Chiasson

Adr Editor

Neal Clarence

Special Thanks To

Robert Cohen

Special Thanks To

Steve Cohen

Production Assistant

Kelly Cole

Rerecording

Vance Conway

Other

Sandy Cooper

Makeup Artist

Sandra Couldwell

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Jonas Crawley

Adr

Mell Cross

Driver

Doug Currie

Other

Rod Currie

Special Effects

Rory Cutler

Special Effects Coordinator

Bill Dagleish

Assistant Camera Operator

Bill Dagleish

Camera Assistant

Michael Davies

Steadicam Operator

Bonnie Devlin

Editing

George Dezeeuw

Driver

Bill Dufva

Special Thanks To

Nancy Duggan

Assistant Costume Designer

Jim R Dunn

Stunt Coordinator

Jim R Dunn

Stunt Man

Ninian Dunnett

Story By

Ninian Dunnett

From Story

Lorraine Duske

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Dave Dyer

Foreman

Earl Ellis

Art Department

David Emerson

Camera Operator

Gerry Erickson

Driver

Howie Erickson

Production Assistant

Arthur Evrensel

Special Thanks To

Harvey Fedor

Key Grip

Don Fergus

Camera Operator

Cynthia Feyrer

Other

Shari Fieldhouse

Foley

Rob Freitas

Assistant

Richard Gagne

On-Set Dresser

Denis Garon

Sound

Tod Genereux

Assistant

Roland Gervais

Other

Bill Gevers

Special Thanks To

Dean Giammarco

Rerecording

Tim Girvin

Special Thanks To

Carlin Glynn

Special Thanks To

Paul Goff

Casting Associate

Cathy Golf

Assistant Set Decorator

Ellen Gram

Assistant Sound Editor

Catrina Gregory

Special Thanks To

Brenda Haggerty

Camera Assistant

William Haines

Casting Associate

Ken Hall

Art Department

Shelly Hamer

Editing

Todd Handel

Carpenter

Chris G Hansen

Camera Assistant

Caroline Hardon

Assistant Editor

Caroline Hardon

Editing

Dave Hardon

Special Thanks To

Jack Hardy

Assistant Director

David Harris

Other

Lee Harris

Driver

Alan Harrison

Titles

Bill Haywood

Special Thanks To

Pauline Heaton

Director Of Photography

Pauline Heaton

Other

Tom Henderson

Other

Linda Henry

Other

Alan Hesford

Special Thanks To

Gordon Hibert

Special Thanks To

Glen Hierlihy

Carpenter

Guy Himber

Other

Bradford L Hoble

Other

Michael Hoffman

Special Thanks To

Grady Holder

Assistant

Gina Hole

Makeup Assistant

Nigel Hollick

Post-Production Supervisor

Peter Horton

Special Thanks To

Bruce Hosford

Special Thanks To

Hillary Hosford

Assistant

Junichi Hosoi

Assistant Camera Operator

Sophie Hotte

Assistant Sound Editor

John Huneck

Camera Operator

Leslie Huntley

Visual Effects

Martin Hurst

Titles

Craig Ibbotson

Camera

Robert Irving

Other

Roland Jechoux

Props

Michael Floyd Jones

Art Department

Michael Joyce

Visual Effects

Achim Karitza

Video

Michael Kaschalk

Visual Effects

Sean Kelly

Sound Effects Editor

Dorn Kennison

Other

Siri Khalsa

Special Thanks To

Linda Klein

Craft Service

Peter Kleinow

Animator

Clyde Klotz

Production Designer

Malina Koani-guzman

Production Assistant

Steve Kock

Other

Karin Korchinski

Craft Service

Carol Korm

Assistant Director

Carol Kramer-koch

Assistant

B John Kuchera

Best Boy Grip

Brian Kuchera

Key Grip

Gary Lavarack

Visual Effects

Tim Lawrence

Art Department

Kevin Lawton

Assistant Director

Kevin Lawton

Office Assistant

Jim Leblanc

Assistant Property Master

Allan Lee

Editor

Randall Lee

Foley Mixer

Eric Lemay

Special Effects

Chris Lindgard

Production Assistant

Frank Little

Visual Effects

Avo Liva

Other

Christian Loubek

Associate Producer

Christine Luethje

Assistant

Stoyd Macdonald

Production Assistant

Pat Mackie

Special Thanks To

Jill Maclauchlan

Assistant Camera Operator

Sheena Macrae

Sound Effects Editor

David Maddox

Video

Icel Dobell Massey

From Story

Icel Dobell Massey

Screenplay

Icel Dobell Massey

Story By

Nathaniel Massey

Steadicam Operator

Roger Mattiussi

Post-Production Coordinator

George Mccuaig

Special Thanks To

Karen Mccuaig

Special Thanks To

Neil Mcdaniel

Other

Rachel Mcdonnell

Assistant

Jennifer Mceachern

Assistant

Katie Mcfadden

Special Thanks To

Michael Mcgee

Sound Mixer

Nancy Mckenzie

Post-Production

Nancy Mckenzie

Assistant

Derick Mcleod

Construction Coordinator

Shauna Bryan Mcleod

Accountant

Patty Mcreynolds

Other

Patty Mcreynolds

Craft Service

Jason Meador

Production Assistant

Klaus Melchior

Video Playback

Barry Meldrum

Set Decorator

Bill Mellow

Other

Peter Mills

Props Buyer

Shannon Mitchell

Assistant Editor

Bart J Mixon

Digital Effects Supervisor

Tim Molinder

Visual Effects

Lennie Moore

Original Music

Irving Mulch

Sound Effects

Karen Murphy

Executive Producer

Terry Murray

Script Supervisor

Glen Neibaur

Other

David Neveaux

Grip

Julia Neville

Production Coordinator

Van Binh Nguyen

Special Thanks To

Diana Noak-orn

Special Thanks To

Will Noak-orn

Special Thanks To

Eric Norlin

Art Director

Patrick O'brien

Property Master

Diane Patrick O'connor

Location Manager

Eleanor O'connor

Special Thanks To

Matthew O'connor

Producer

T Michael O'connor

Set Decorator

Sean O'malley

Production Assistant

Charles O'shea

Boom Operator

Bjorn Ollner

Other

Film Details

MPAA Rating
PG
Genre
Adventure
Family
Release Date
1995
Distribution Company
Triumph Releasing
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Kaslo, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 40m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States April 1995

Released in United States on Video April 16, 1996

Released in United States Summer August 30, 1995

Shown at WorldFest Houston International Film Festival April 21-30, 1995.

Feature directorial debut for Rick Stevenson.

Began shooting July 4, 1994.

Completed shooting August 31, 1994.

Released in United States April 1995 (Shown at WorldFest Houston International Film Festival April 21-30, 1995.)

Released in United States on Video April 16, 1996

Released in United States Summer August 30, 1995