The WAVES Campaign stands for Water Advocates, Volunteers, Enthusiasts and Students, ordinary people accomplishing extraordinary things to improve the quality of life for us all. The campaign has three goals: to share the remarkable story of Lori Luscher and her historic citizen-led restoration of Marion Lake out on the east end of Long Island as shown in the film, The Marion Lake Story; to support and promote volunteer opportunities that sustain and protect our shared water resources; and to map grassroots efforts across the island aimed at protecting water quality. If you are interested in hosting a screening, click here. If you are interested in taking The Making WAVES Pledge as an individual or for your group, click here . Please check out our partner organizations for ways you can get involved.
Greta Schiller is a filmmaker and science educator. In 1984, she and Andrea Weiss founded the nonprofit Jezebel Productions to create compelling documentary films that bring into the light the remarkable accomplishments of ordinary people whose stories, perseverance and contributions are all too often lost to history. While the topics Jezebel Productions have covered run the gamut from Women and Jazz to Civil Rights and LGBT history, recently Greta has been focusing on creating films about the natural systems that sustain our lives, communities and economy. With her Masters in Science Education she has focused on “informal science learning” – teaching in the Central Park Scholars Program, working with Southold Public Library to teach kids video production on the theme of Water, Water, Everywhere, and a summer North Fork Audubon program, “ What’s In The Water”. Her most recent film, Marion Lake Story: Defeating the Mighty Phragmite, combines her filmmaking talents with her passion for caring for the earth and its environs. The film follows Lori Luscher of East Marion for six years as Lori embarked on a project to eradicate an invasive plant species, the phragmite, and restore the natural beauty and health of Marion Lake for the people, plants and animals that live there. To learn more about Jezebel Productions click here.
From the late 1990s until 2006, Kelly DeVine worked in numerous capacities at the Independent Film Channel, primarily as a film buyer. From 2006 to present, she has been the Artistic Director for the Global Peace Film Festival held each September in Orlando, Florida as well as worked as a consultant to cable networks, filmmakers and nonprofits such as the Tribeca Film Institute, Creative Capital and ITVS. Recently, Kelly has also consulted in various capacities on the impact campaigns for the films, BULLY, Academy Award-nominated How to Survive a Plague, and Revolutionary Optimists. Curating media for specific audiences with the goal of engagement and impact is central to her work. From these in-depth experiences with impact campaigns and her experience with shaping programs for audience engagement. she reached out to Greta Schiller to craft a dedicated campaign for The Marion Lake Story.