#NUCLEUS

This project focuses on ecology, sustainable smartphone filmmaking, travel films & eco-tourism. 

Fund

Goethe Institute (New Zealand

Investigators

Max Schleser (TMT)

This project focuses on ecology, sustainable smartphone filmmaking, travel films & eco-tourism. A story like a plant starts with a seed, an idea that grows organically. Nucleus, the Latin word for the seed inside a fruit, celebrates local nature through smartphone filmmaking. We understand ecology as a holistic and creative concept and as part of the film project we will explore indigenous approaches towards storytelling and hope to embrace novel connections to places & people. 

In November 2019 a collaborative short film will be produced during the three-day workshop in Wellington (New Zealand/Aotearoa) and will be presented at the Nucleus Screening. Selected filmmakers will be invited to explore eco-tourism as a theme for the collaborative short-film production.  We are inspired by Kaitiakitanga and innovative approaches to sustainable smartphone filmmaking. In order to kick-start the Nucleus film project, we launched a smartphone filmmaking competition. 

We hope to document local plants & local hero’s, community gardeners & gardens, zero wasters and people who live in sync with the environment. In order to create a community and collaborative film, the Goethe-Institut will fly the winning filmmakers to Wellington in November 2019 for the Nucleus Screening and a dedicated smartphone filmmaking workshop on the theme of sustainability, eco-tourism & travel films.

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