[One of the local filmmakers whose animated work is included in the Geneva Film Festival March 9 and 10 is 'The Go Cart' by Kailyne Waters of North Aurora. A discarded shopping cart escapes the junk yard and goes on a series of adventures to find purpose in life. Waters' film is among 32 to be shown.]
One of the local filmmakers, Kailyne Waters of North Aurora, has an animated work included in the festival called “The Go Cart.”
“It’s a shopping cart that is wounded and it escapes because it is going to the junkyard,” Waters said. “So it goes on an adventure – a series of adventures – looking for purpose in life. And, ultimately, he finds his purpose in life.”
Waters, a consultant and writer who also works in media, was writer and director for the film. She works for Amarok Productions and Film Lore Studios, which both produced the film, she said.
“Visually, as a filmmaker, I look for things that might be interesting,” Waters said. “You go by grocery stores or go jogging and see a cart on its side and you wonder how that got there, and how a child might think they were trying to escape from something.”
The idea came from her time working for a nonprofit, helping people sign up for Medicaid after they had a death or illness in the family and were in difficult circumstances, Waters said.
“I would enter these people’s homes to help them with medical coverage and a lot of times, I would sense that they felt somewhat discarded,” Waters said. “They had felt purposeful in life. And I would see these abandoned shopping carts and it made me think of some of these patients’ lives.”