Category Archives: Environmental Short Films

“A Drowned Forest Exposed”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In South Africa Directed By Liesel Kershoff (2017)

“A Drowned Forest Exposed”: A Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film of the Theewaterskloof Dam In South Africa Directed By Liesel Kershoff.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by: Liesel Kershoff

Music by: Alexandr Shumalev (“Beautiful Dawn”)

A Drowned Forest Exposed Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In Sourh Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff 2017

“To appreciate the yang in life, we need to experience the yin. Nature is teaching us a lesson. We need to take notice and learn from our mistakes and stop wasting our resources.”

“Close to my hometown of Caledon is the 7th largest fresh water catchment dam in South Africa, the Theewaterskloof Dam. With the completion of the dam in the 1980’s, together with farm houses and infrastructure, a forest of pine trees were flooded on the banks of the river and eventually died. These dead trees has become quite famous amongst photographers and provide fantastic photo opportunities when water levels is low. It is a mere half hour drive for me and a favourite shooting location ever since I started photography. I know this landscape like the inside of my hands.

In the beginning 2017, reports started to surface in the media of a drought gripping the Western Cape Province. The Theewaterskloof Dam provide the greater metropol of Cape Town of fresh drinking water and it was at it’s lowest level ever since completion. The water situation was growing dire and the drought proved to be the worst experienced in the area in 100 years.”

A Drowned Forest Exposed Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In Sourh Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff 2017

Location: Theewaterskloof Dam, Hottentos Holland Nature Reserve, Western Cape Province, South Africa

A Drowned Forest Exposed Cinematic Time-Lapse Short Film In Sourh Africa Directed by Liesel Kershoff 2017

Website: http://lieselkershoff.com/

 

“Show The Love”: A Cinematic Poem Short Music Film On Climate Change Directed By Stuart Rideout (2017)

“Show The Love” is a Cinematic Poem Short Music Film On Climate Change Awareness Directed By Stuart Rideout.

Directed by: Stuart Rideout

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Cinematography by: Dan Holland and Alyn Wallace
Music By: Elbow (Sung by Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Choir)
Produced by: Nick Ferguson

Narrated and Starring: Charles Dance, David Gyasi,
Jason Isaacs & Mranda Richardson

Poem by: Anthony Anaxagorou

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“This is a love song like you’ve never heard before. Join Charles Dance, David Gyasi, Miranda Richardson, Elbow and people across the country in coming together to protect all we hold dear from climate change.

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Watch, share, #ShowTheLove. Together we can protect the places and life we love from climate change”.

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Website: http://fortheloveof.org.uk/

“The Wet Desert”: A Cinematic Poem Short Film In The UK Directed By Max Smith (2016)

“The Wet Desert” is a Cinematic Poem Ecology Short Film in the United Kingdom Directed By Max Smith.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Max Smith

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Written and Narrated by:  Ben Smith
Production Company:  Fatsand Films
Camera Assistant:    Michael Hodges

“Somewhere here, a landscape has been lost…”

“In the U.K. we often regard moorland landscapes, such as the Highlands of Scotland, The Lake District and Dartmoor, as symbols of wilderness. However, these places have been farmed, mined and inhabited by people for millennia, and have felt the presence of humans longer than many of our urban centres.

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The ecologist Frank Fraser Darling coined the phrase “wet desert” to describe the landscape of Dartmoor, such was the lack of biodiversity that he found there. But in hidden corners of the moor, relics of its past cling on – stands of trees coated in moss and fern, supporting a range of plant and animal life – relics that point to the bizarre fact that when humans first arrived here, these open landscapes were temperate rainforests.”

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Website:  http://maxsmith.tv/

 

“In My Nature”: A Cinematic Poem Environmental Short Film Directed By Craig Hunter Parker (2015)

“In My Nature” is a Cinematic Poem Short Film For the International Wood Culture Society Directed By Craig Hunter Parker.

Filmed, Edited and Directed by:  Craig Hunter Parker

Original Musical Score by:  Jacob Thomas Czech

Written by:   Greta Henley
Narrator and Actress:   Josie Feldman
Animation and Grading by:  Craig Hunter Parker

In My Nature Cinematic Poem Short Film Directed by Craig Hunter Parker in 2015

“…(“In My Nature”) is an environmental piece we did recently for the International Wood Culture Society in Seattle. I wrote a love poem from humanity to a tree which director Craig Hunter Parker transformed into a short one sunny Sunday. The VO and actress is our very special Josie Feldman.

Wood is good folks! Let’s think about how much we need trees for a moment…”   Greta Henley

International Wood Culture Society

Websites:  http://www.woodculture.org/

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