Amusing Monday: Telling stories about saving water

Rain Bird Corporation’s “Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition” brought forth some amusing moments this year, as film producers looked for new and clever ways to convey a message about saving water.

Winners of this year’s contest were announced in a ceremony last week in Los Angeles, where wildlife celebrity Jack Hannah served as master of ceremonies.

A jury of water professionals preferred a film about a man and a woman who get side-tracked into a discussion about water while trying to engage in sexy role-playing on the phone. Ben Mills of Basingstoke, Hants, U.K., produced the film, called “Fun and Games.” View it in the player at right.

Audience members who attended the ceremonies picked their favorite video, called “Just Don’t Flush It” by Brian McAndrew of North Bend, Ore.

The Green Industry Award went to by Jall Cowasji of Norman, Okla., who found an interesting way to describe a rather intricate, but somewhat primitive, irrigation system in the film “Water Ways.”

Because finalist Rob Kennedy was not selected for any cash prizes, I’d like to recognize his music video called “Save Water” for a special Amusing Monday Honorable Mention. Let me know if you think this film was better than the ones above or if you like any of them.

Rain Bird skipped the film competition last year for some reason, but you may review films from previous years at the website of the “Intelligent Use of Water Film Competition.”

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