Mother Water

Feature Film


Jimmy Jean-Louis

BUDGET:  $250, 000 USD

A year after recovering from the loss of her child, photographer Jane (30) follows her husband Bob to Haiti, where he intends to stage some humanitarian work to help publicise his book launch. 

The helicopter malfunctions during the flight to the remote mountain village, and the pilot is forced to land in the jungle. They are then lead by the pilot to a seaside village to seek shelter until the helicopter is fixed…

But when Jane soon witnesses something that can only be described as a miracle and offerings start showing up outside her door, Jane soon realizes that this place in Haiti may not be what it seems and one has to be careful what ones deep desires truly are…

The Team


Haitian-born actor Jimmy Jean-Louis grew up in the slums of Petion-Ville until age 12, to become a Hollywood celebrity and a global cultural Ambassador to Haiti. Earlier in his career, Jimmy worked as a dancer and a model internationally. He moved to Los Angeles in 1998 to pursue acting. His acting credits include Tears of the sun (Bruce Willis), Phat Girlz (Mo’Nique), NBC Hit show Heroes, CW show Arrow, CBS Extant with Oscar winner Halle Berry produced by Steven Spielberg. More recently, he was part of the cast of Joy with Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert DeNiro directed by David O Russell and a regular on the TV show Claws for TNT.  His most important role to date is playing the title character in TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE and won BEST ACTOR at the Pan African Film Festival. He was also nominated BEST ACTOR at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in 2012. Jimmy Jean-Louis co-founded the Los Angeles based production company Jet Media Production in 2008. His producing credits include the documentary films Haiti 16:53 (2010, Jimmy Goes to Nollywood (2015) and the feature film Everything But A Man (2018) directed by Nnegest Likke (Phat Girlz). He also produced the neo-noir psychological 


Julius’ film education began with the black and white film noirs, comedies and musicals screened on BBC2 and Channel 4 each afternoon while he was homeschooled as a youngster due to illness.

Years later he was awarded a Toledo scholarship to study a masters in directing fiction at the National Film & Television School. During his time there, Julius wrote and directed four short films. MARY AND JOHN was nominated for Best Short at the 2009 Rushes Soho Film Festival and a Golden Lion at the 2010 Taipei county film festival in Taiwan. LORRAINE premiered at the 2009 Edinburgh Film Festival and was nominated for Best Short at the 2010 Rushes Soho Film Festival. MR GRAHAM premiered at The 14th Urbanworld Film Festival in New York 2010, and his graduation film PRECIPICE. Won Best Short at the 19th Pan African Film Festival 2011, and an African Oscar for Best Diaspora Short at the 2011 African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) in Nigeria. His latest film Rattlesnakes won the 2019 Audience Award at Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles and the Independent Spirit Film Production award at 2019 14th Screen Nation Awards in London.

Massena “Bougon” Cesar

In 2009, Cesar enrolled at Cine Institute of Jacmel. Upon graduating Cesar joined the Cine Services department of Cine Institute starting as Production Manager working on numerous projects including “Empty Box” a Mexican production featuring Jimmy Jean Louis as the main actor.

 Cesar has recently finished production on the Haitian feature film “Machann Fig La” as one of its producers. 

Massena Cesar is also the Artists Institute Campus Manager and the exclusive producer of Artists Institute in Haiti.