Barking Water

Sterlin Harjo

USA, Drama, 2008
85 min, HD Video, Color


Frankie and Irene have a difficult past, but Frankie needs Irene’s help with one task. He longs to get out of the hospital and go home to his daughter to make amends. Frankie has always loved Irene, and even though he drove them apart, she agrees to help him in his trying time. With the sounds and rhythms of their past providing the soundtrack for a redemptive journey, Frank and Irene ride together through Oklahoma for one last time. This unforgettable story about saying goodbye won the 2009 Best Film prize at the American Indian Film Festival and was also an official selection at Sundance.


Austin Premiere


Sterlin Harjo belongs to the Seminole and Creek Nations, and is a native of Oklahoma.  Interested in film and visual art from an early age, Harjo studied painting at the University of Oklahoma before writing his first feature-length script, Four Sheets to the Wind. He completed a year of development on his first feature through the Sundance Institute’s Filmmaker Labs where he worked under the guidance of industry veterans such as Robert Redford. Barking Water is his second feature film.


Producer: Chad Burris
Production Companies: BW Film
Screenwriter: Sterlin Harjo
Cinematographer: Frederick Schroeder
Editor: David Michael Maurer
Sound Design: Travis Call, Ryan M. Price
Music: Ryan Beveridge
Cast: Casey Camp-Horinek, Richard Ray Whitman


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