We headed to Seattle, in search of the "water wizard" himself, Dr. Gerald Pollack. We stayed in a self proclaimed “funky” Airbnb home in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood, which put us close to our shoot locations. The first of which was Dr Pollack’s lively lab, located in the Bioengineering department of the University of Washington. He made time for us to spend a good portion of two days filming him. We interviewed him at the lab about their ongoing research into the complex nature of water. He explained some of the wide reaching implications of their findings and showed us some potentially groundbreaking technologies. He also touched on the hardships of pursuing research in unpopular “fringe” areas and how difficult it can be to operate in the confines of sometimes conservative institutions.
Later, at his beautiful home, he spoke about his inspirations and his philosophical approach. Which seems to ultimately be about unraveling the simple truths of nature. His house, which overlooks the water, is often used as a gathering place for his close knit group of staff and colleagues. We were lucky enough to be invited to attend one of these warm gatherings at the end of our visit.