Rob Davis

Oil and Water

Feature Documentary


Creative Brief

An oil documentary like no other, Oil & Water explores the complex relationship between coastal Cajuns in Louisiana and the oil and gas industry, following a family and their seafood business as they continue to support deepwater drilling in the wake of the worst oil spill in U.S. history.



Production & Post-Production



Producer David Schmit

Executive Producer Blake Haney

Producer David Schmit



Davis and Winkler-Schmit enlisted the help of historians, anthropologists, engineers, scientists, journalists, bureaucrats, oilmen and fishermen. Each voice contributed another layer and another complication to the issues faced by Acadians.


-Phil McCausland, New Orleans Advocate