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Breathtaking Short Highlights the Horrors of Climate Change and Marine Pollution

PRETTYBIRD's Jodeb directs 'A Plentiful Feat' for NOWNESS

Breathtaking Short Highlights the Horrors of Climate Change and Marine Pollution

A Fictional Narrative Detailing the Horrors of Climate Change and Marine Pollution released to coincide with World Oceans Day

Today, June 7th, 2019, NOWNESS premieres the latest branded short film from PRETTYBIRD director Jodeb, titled A Plentiful Feast, as part of its programme Survival Season. 

Inspired by the irreversible effects of climate change and the urgency it precipitates, NOWNESS created Survival Season as a week-long special program with social exclusives and four new film commissions, each inspired by a different earth element. Aside from Jodeb, other contributors for this program include Sandra Winther, Jon Emmony, William Farr, Nina Holmgren, Satish Kumar, Wilson Oryema, IGNANT, Daniel Kukla, Luke Shadbolt, Cici Xiang, Wilson Oryema, Cat Morrison, Clo.

Already familiar with Jodeb’s past work, including his early short Language with its lush wildlife visuals and his recent dystopian film Linger, NOWNESS commissioner Shelley Jones knew this project would be a perfect fit.

You can watch the film on Nowness here.

Already familiar with Jodeb’s past work, including his early short Language with its lush wildlife visuals and his recent dystopian film Linger, NOWNESS commissioner Shelley Jones knew this project would be a perfect fit: "When we set out to commission Survival Season we were keen to find directors who had a natural sympathy with the ideas we wanted to explore so that instead of simply responding to our brief they could take this opportunity to realize a passion project and create something meaningful and impactful... We loved the way he was able to elevate his storytelling with clever conceptual twists, arcs and incredible VFX skills,” she said.

Having recently read the classic novel Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Jodeb was naturally inspired to choose water as the central theme behind his contribution to Survival Season. By grounding his narrative in the immediate, tangible problem facing a young fisherman trying to feed his family in rural Mexico, Jodeb deftly communicates his metaphor and demonstrates that climate change poses an impending threat to humanity’s livelihood.

Perhaps, the most impressive aspect of the film was the underwater scenes, which were filmed in Banco Chinchorro, Mexico next to coral barriers and real-life shipwrecks with little to no visual effects.

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Client

Advertiser: Nowness

Commissioner: Shelley Jones

Editor: Gavin Humphries, Ananda Pellerin

Producer: Georgia Rose

Post Production / VFX

Post Production: Jonathan Desbiens

Production Company

Director: Jodeb

DOP: Albert Salas, Alex Ruiz

EP: Vlad Cojocaru

Line Producer: Pablo Calderon Cadiz @ Takata Experience

Music Composer: Ali Helnwein

Production Company: Colossale Films, Phantasm, BWGTBLD, and PRETTYBIRD

Music

Sound Mix: Mathieu Morin at Studio Lamajeure

Category: Magazines , Media and Entertainment

Genre: Scenic , Storytelling