CHANGE is the newest short film by Isaac Kerlow and the Art+Media Group at the Earth Observatory of Singapore. It premiered in November of 2016 at the Singapore Eco Film Festival, and it was awarded a Platinum REMI at Worldfest Houston. Watch the official trailer here:
Constant change is a natural part of Earth’s life, and its interconnected systems can easily adapt to slow change. But the natural balance gets disrupted and life is at risk when changes happen rapidly. Our growth and prosperity are changing Planet Earth, and some of those changes may be forever.
Climate on the planet has changed naturally throughout Earth’s life.
Some of today’s deserts, for example, used to be covered with ice.
We appeared on Earth millions of years ago and with our growth and prosperity, we made climate change faster. Little by little we have become the main reason behind climate change. We have already changed the world, and some of those changes may be forever. Let’s take better care of our world, so that we can enjoy it for a long, long time.
Major funding for CHANGE was provided by the Earth Observatory of Singapore, the National Research Foundation, the Ministry of Education, and Nanyang Technological University.
CHANGE is an animated short written and directed by Isaac Kerlow.
Produced by the Earth Observatory of Singapore
Total running time: 5m 15s, color
Film Completed: October 2016
Screenings and Awards
CHANGE was premiered at the first Singapore Eco Film Festival, Singapore, and it won a Platinum REMI Award at the 50th Worldfest Houston International Film Festival, Houston, Texas.
Rural FilmFest, Ciudad Real, Spain
Maui Film Festival, Maui, Hawaii
To Save and Preserve International Ecological TV Festival, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia
International Nature Film Festival, Godollo, Hungary
New Haven International Film Festival, New Heaven, Connecticut
Ecozine, Internacional Film Festival, Zaragoza, Spain
The IndieFEST Film Awards, Award of Merit, La Jolla, California
Ridgefield Independent Film Festival, Ridgefield, New Jersey
Worldfest Houston International Film Festival, Platinum REMI Award, Houston, Texas
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, Philadelphia
EGU GeoCinema, Vienna, Austria
Manhattan Film Festival, New York City
Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival, Philadelphia
Cambodia International Film Festival, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Athens Animfest, Athens, Greece
South Africa SA Eco Film Festival, Cape Town, South Africa
Durango Independent Film Festival, Durango, Colorado
Silk Road Film Festival, Dublin, Ireland
Singapore Eco Film Festival, Singapore (World Premiere)
SHORT PRODUCTION CREDITS
Written and Directed by Isaac Kerlow
English Narration by Lia Sinéad Murphy
Spanish Narration by Ana Sofía de la Maza
Visual Development: Nguyen Thi Nam Phuong, Isaac Kerlow
Additional Visual Development: Mark Cheung, Jegannath Ramanujam
Character Animation: Jegannath Ramanujam, Cai Jiajun, Jeneieve Ho
Layout and Backgrounds: Nguyen Thi Nam Phuong
Effects Animation: Mark Cheung, Tong Junwei
Additional Art and Animation: Cai Jiajun, Symon Chong, Truman Seah
Compositing: Tong Junwei, Nguyen Thi Nam Phuong
Editing: Linh Duong
Music: Sergio Moure
Sound Effects: Gabriel Serrano, Linh Duong
Audio Remix: Gabriel Serrano
Administrative Coordinator: Antoinette Jade
Produced by Isaac Kerlow