Native filmmaker, local fishermen | Trailer for Dead in the Water – the documentary

David Wittkower’s full length documentary about the Gloucester fishing industry, Dead in the Water, was produced by Wittkower,  Linzee Coolidge, John Bell and Angela Sanfilippo. Music is by Paula Cole. LA based filmmaker, Wittkower, returned home to Gloucester, and was surprised by how different the docks were from the same ones he scrambled over as a kid. What happened? A local screening premiere is slated for Saturday November 18, 3pm, at Rockport High School. Tickets can be purchased in advance (978)282-4847.


photo: Wittkower filming at sea — with PAUL VITALE, GLOUCESTER

Dead in the Water documentary poster

Dead in the Water – the documentary, poster @GloucesterHouse “Fishermen have survived Nature’s fury at sea. But can they survive the Perfect Storm at home?” 



  • “A needed message and a heartbreaking one too pain in my heart just watching the trailer!” There are lots of issues across the big pond believe me!! 😦 Dave


  • From what I saw in viewing the trailer, this is just scratching the surface. Being a second generation fishermen it hurts my heart to see these things. The industry is in such turmoil, the possibility of a reasonable recovery not even a total one is unfathomable!

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