1 user 1 critic

Who's Afraid of the Water Sprite? (2009)

Unfolds the intertwined fates of a young girl, a blacksmith and a malevolent water sprite.



(screenplay), (screenplay)

Watch Now

From $0.99 (HD) on Prime Video

1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Mystery

A folk story set in the dark hills of Wales during the industrial revolution.

Director: William McGregor
Stars: Maxine Peake, Richard Harrington, Mark Lewis Jones
The Little (2010)
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A mythic tale stretching from the heart of man to the creatures that crawl the earth.

Director: William McGregor
Stars: Adam Lewis
Bovine (2010)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

'Bovine' is a honest look at the arduous life of a Dairy farmer and his son, focusing on the duty to care for their cattle. The duty that leads beyond simple stewardship, to an appreciation... See full summary »

Director: William McGregor
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

When a brood of chickens are stolen by poultry rustlers the farm dog embarks upon a brave mission to bring them home.

Director: William McGregor
Stars: Rob McGregor


Credited cast:
Luka Gluvic ... The Blacksmith (as Luca Gluvic)
Bojan Vister
... Rezija


Unfolds the intertwined fates of a young girl, a blacksmith and a malevolent water sprite.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


From the water wicked rises


Short | Fantasy




Official Sites:

Official site



Release Date:

18 September 2009 (Sweden)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


£8,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show more on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


Made by Students studying Digital Film and Screen Arts at University for the Creative Arts in Farnham England. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

The best student film I have ever seen
29 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

William McGregor's 'Who is afraid of the Watersprite?' is the beautiful and haunting story of a sick mother, her little girl, a blacksmith and an old man whose stories all come together in a shocking and fantastical ending.

As someone who has been involved in and has run Student Film Festivals for many years, I can honestly say that this is the most sophisticated and technically outstanding student production I have ever seen. The colours are beautiful and the tension builds to slowly and steadily that I just recently used the film as an example to teach the perfect thriller build up.

The film has won a major range of awards, including a Royal Television Society Award, a Coca Cola CineMagic Award and three awards each at Cam*Era, the Cambridge International Film Festival and Screentest- The National Student Film Festival. iTunes released it for Halloween 2010 and I am sure that we can expect many more great things from William McGregor in the future!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed