A thoughtshort video exploring the origins of life through the metaphor of water. It asks not just ‘how?’ or ‘where?’ life began – but ‘why?’

Ministry use licence


How did life begin?

Through the metaphor of water, this thoughtshort explores the origins of life. Like a river – can we trace life’s origins back to its source?

It poses that, even if we knew everything – the real question at the back of our minds is not ‘where?’ or ‘how?’ but … ‘why?’

Possible Discussion Questions

  • Have you ever thought about where life came from?
  • Do you agree that the real question for most of us is not ‘how’ or ‘where’ but ‘why?’

Related Bible Reference

  • Colossians 1:16


Produced by owlinspace

Owlinspace makes “cinematic, academic, existential films”. They are a cross-disciplinary team of academics and creatives, who combine the simplicity of good storytelling with the insight of cutting edge research, to craft film.

Producer Tom Cozens

Tom Cozens is a producer and presenter based in London UK as the Director at owlinspace. Tom has worked with a variety of companies including Disney, Sony, the BBC, CTVC, TBN UK, Ethos Education, CSLI London, Oasis and A Rocha. Having studied both Science at Cambridge and Philosophy & World Religion at Oxford.

Licence Agreement

Ministry use licence

By purchasing this video, you are purchasing a license to use and show this video as part of your ministry in ONE church.

You are granted permission to use the video in:

1) Offline services, school assemblies or lessons, groups or at events (including youth, kids and midweek groups and events)

2) Online services or assemblies that are streamed or pre-recorded. (For online services, the content video you have purchased should be part of a complete church service which must be at least 20 minutes long.)

3) Online small groups meeting over Zoom or a similar video call platforms.