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Under Water Over Land (UWOL) is a friendly, inclusive international wildlife film competition where wildlife filmmakers from around the world hone their creative skills by submitting 4-min creative short videos under a 1-month deadline based on a given theme. Visit the UWOL Forum, here.

Cille Et Les Oiseaux

The June, 2019 UWOL 51 Challenge had the theme: Man vs Nature. Spike Productions worked collaboratively with flutist Cille Lutsch in a very last minute guest entry entitled Cille Et Les Oiseaux, a play on the musical title Pan Et Les Oiseaux by Jules Mouquet, which Cille played excerpts from in this creative short. Guest entry basically means that one…

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Make A Joyful Noise …

The May, 2016 UWOL 38 Challenge had the theme: Recreation. Spike Productions had the fun idea to spin the theme to make it not only recreation, but re-creation by taking film shots and morphing them into a new look. This was a blast, and a great challenge to work out new skills. Have a look by clicking…

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The Little Book of Why

The March, 2016 UWOL 37 Challenge had the theme: Why, yes, you got it, “why.” This theme was a bit of a challenge to say the least but it landed Spike Production its first win with the entry, The Little Book of Why.  It’s a short story about father Ben and his daughter, Belle, who…

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What Is It?

The December, 2015 UWOL 36 Challenge had the theme: Weather. Spike Productions placed 2nd Runner Up with the entry entitled, What Is It? Working at NOAA for 16 years in a form career, weather is right up my alley. It was a fun opportunity to once again, look at the sky! View this entry on…

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Studio B

The October, 2015 UWOL Fun Shoot didn’t have a theme but was an in-between-challenge challenge where old material could be used and anything goes. My entry, Studio B was an attempt to be on the fun/silly side of the spectrum. No winners in this challenge, just feedback and a good time. The next legitimate UWOL challenge…

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