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by Bryce J. Renninger
October 15, 2012 3:37 PM
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Project of the Day: Experimental Doc Depicts the Arctic of the Future

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"...Even That Void"

Tweetable Logline:

Genre busting sci-fi musical eco-documentary set in the Arctic of the future.
Elevator Pitch:

Using real footage of a group of Artists on a tall-ship expedition to the Arctic, we have remained them as being sent - in the future - to recreate the landscape after it has been destroyed by climate change. But with no blueprints or solid reference to how it once was, this motley crew must rebuild everything according to their mixed up memories and their emotional connection to the landscape.

With the odds of success stacked against them, will the team fail in their mission? Or will art save the Arctic...?

Production Team:
Director & Cinematographer: Saeed Taji Farouky
Producer: Marie-Therese Garvey
Co-Producer: John Arvid Berger (Jabfilm - Norway)
Editor: Gareth Keogh
In Collaboration With: Anita Doron (Canada)
About the Production:

The film was motivated by an overwhelming compulsion to address environmental protection, and the realisation that many documentaries about environmentalism can't get beyond academics and politics. ...Even That Void is our attempt to re-connect humanism, morality and passion to the ecological movement.

Rather than looking at our influence on the environment, our film examines the environment's influence on us - emotionally, psychologically and ethically.

Current Status:
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  • Pippa Palmer | October 16, 2012 11:31 AMReply

    Great twist on the usual eco-themes. Love the idea of mankind trying to recreate the icescape without a clue of what it looked like, what it did, how it performed, or the scale and magnificence. Like trying to recreate a dodo with a bunch of egg boxes and sticky tape, without a clue that it was flesh and bones, or that it lived and breathed before man was so destructive and shot it out of existence.

  • Jennifer Parker | October 16, 2012 5:30 AMReply

    This looks really awesome, good job you guys!

  • Saeed Taji Farouky | October 16, 2012 6:11 AM

    Thanks for the compliment Jennifer, we hope you like the finished film...