Bright Spots

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Film Info
Director:Jilli Rose
Year of Production:2016
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Topic:Keep it Wild
Oceans
Country:Australia
Running Time:8 min.

Description

Part nature documentary, part fairy tale, and with blindingly beautiful animation, Bright Spots calls to prevent extinctions by removing invasive species from islands. 80% of the world's extinctions have occurred on islands. In the 1990s, two surfer/biologists decided to do something about that. Today, their company Island Conservation employs dozens of people around the globe, removing feral animals from islands, preventing extinctions and making our world a little more hope-filled. Jilli Rose interviewed their chief scientist, Nick Holmes, under a tree at the IUCN World Parks Congress last year, and the resulting film is chock full of big-hearted science.

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DISCUSSION WITH: Dr. Nick Holmes, Island Conservation and film's subject.

Additional Information

After brief careers as a croupier, archaeological scientist and printing press assistant, Jilli Rose learned how to animate and has been gleefully making things move ever since. She is drawn to places and subjects where art and science collide, and is currently making a suite of animations based on her 2014 residency at Casey Station in Antarctica.

Jilli's short Sticky won the Best Short Award at the 2014 SF Green Film Festival.

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