Thursday, August 19, 2010

Coalition of The Willing

I have just watched the final version of the Coalition of the Willing film and I have to say I am wow-ed.  Not only is amazing that Simon Robson managed to pull off a 13 minute animated film as a collaborative effort, but also at the sheer range of animation styles and ideas is astonishing.  On top of that I realised that all of these people were working for the good of the planet and not for their bank balances – it made me proud to be a part of this media community.

Coalition Of The Willing from coalitionfilm on Vimeo.
'Coalition of the Willing' is a collaborative animated film and web-based event about an online war against global warming in a 'post Copenhagen' world.  What is so great about this film for me is that not only is it really beautiful to look at, but it also puts our current environmental melt down into perspective by telling the back story.  This is so much more powerful that if it had just been a film about telling everyone to install eco bulbs and do their recycling.

It was crafted by a network of 24 artists from around the world including some of the world’s top moving image talent, such as Decoy, World Leaders and Parasol Island.
nice work guys! - I'd be intersted to know what other people think...

from the press release:
The film offers a response to the major problem of our time: how to galvanize and enlist the global publics in the fight against global warming and explores how we could use new Internet technologies to leverage the powers of activists, experts, and ordinary citizens. 

Through analyses of swarm activity and social revolution, 'Coalition of the Willing' makes a compelling case for the new online activism and explains how to hand the fight against global warming to the people.

Director / Producer: Simon Robson aka Knife Party is a multi award-winning animation director and producer. His work has been shown at festivals around the world including Edinburgh, Toronto, Raindance and the Brooklyn International Film Festival.
Writer: Timothy Rayner teaches philosophy at the University of Sydney and the University of New South Wales.
Full list of collaborators:
Knife Party, Adam Gault & Stefanie Augustine, Bran Dougherty-Johnson, Cassiano Prado, Mario Sader & Ralph Pinel, Dave Baum, Decoy, Dom Del Torto, Dylan White & Andy Hague, Echolab, Foreign Office, Andreas Gebhardt, James Wignall, Loyalkaspar, Sehsucht & Mate Steinforth, Mighty Nice, Parasol Island, Thiago Maia, World Leaders, Yum Yum London

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