Film inspires and can reach into the hearts of millions like no other medium. Voices for Nature’s most ambitious project is to make “Jabujicaba the Movie”. Film and video is also core to our outreach and educational work.
Jabujicaba the Movie
Work on “Jabujicaba the Movie” began in 2014, with the encouragement of a well known Brazilian director and the support of BBC Natural History contacts including Verity White. In 2016 we raised raised early film development funds through Richard Branson’s #VOOM2016. Doors have been opened with a potential big player but making a movie is very risky business so we are all prepared for a long haul. The actress Yrsa Daley Ward supports Voices for Nature’s work and will play the lead role of Carmen.
Uncharted Amazon, documentary
Voices for Nature are executive producers for the film Uncharted Amazon. Tristan Thomson, Declan Burley and Chris Butler crowdfunded their expedition to the Peruvian Amazon rainforest and shoot their documentary in 2014/5. The full-length documentary feature film was released December 2015, sold to public television in Germany and France with a global distribution deal for other countries. Uncharted Amazon was shortlisted for Windscreen’s prestigious Panda Awards 2016.
The purpose of the documentary is to raise awareness to ensure illegal logging in the area stops and the rainforest is protected. Voices for Nature has worked with the raw footage in its educational and outreach activities. We also collaborated with Film Oxford we teach young people to storyboard and cut their own campaign videos.
Progress in the making of Uncharted Amazon’s film was covered by Voices for Nature in our Uncharted Amazon Blog
Watch the trailer for Uncharted Amazon!
Amazon Rainforest Video Workshops
Voices for Nature uses the raw footage from Uncharted Amazon as part of our educational activities with young people.
As part of our rainforest festival at Oxford Festival of the Arts June 2016 we worked with Film Oxford to ran a day’s workshop for post production editing skills. These are the workshop outputs by young people participating:
If you want tips on making a campaign video of your own, click the workshop presentation here AMAZON UNCUT
We are very grateful for the support of: