Seltzer Works

Seltzer Works

Short documentary  |  7 min  |  HD (RED)  |  2010
Directed by: Jessica Edwards
Credits: Editor & Score composer

This captivating short documentary plunges us into the fading world of the seltzer water business. Meet Kenny Gomberg, third-generation owner of the Gomberg Seltzer Works in Brooklyn, the last remaining seltzer maker in the city. Regular consumers of seltzer water are a dying breed, and rare is the sight of the seltzer man delivering the thick glass bottles right to the customer’s doorstep. But the dedicated laborers at Gomberg take great pride in their work and the details involved in creating real seltzer (a far cry from the cheap imitation found in plastic bottles at the grocery store). In a delightful instance of cinematic synesthesia, the filmmaker’s creative visuals and effervescent audio evoke the physical experience of drinking the bubbly water and make you long for a throat-tingling spritz.

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