Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis

A poem for the planet, Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper's film Metamorphosis takes the pulse of our earth and bears witness to a moment of profound change: the loss of one world, and the birth of another. Metamorphosis captures the true scale of the global environmental crisis. Forest fires consume communities, species vanish, and entire ecosystems collapse. Economic growth, tied to increased speed of resource extraction, has created a machine with the capacity to destroy all life. But this crisis is also an opportunity for transformation. Through a tidal flow of stunning images, Metamorphosis carves a path from the present to the future, and offers a bold new vision for humanity and the world.

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Credits
  • writer
    Nova Ami
    Velcrow Ripper
  • director
    Nova Ami
    Velcrow Ripper
  • producer
    Lauren Grant
    Nova Ami
    Velcrow Ripper
    Bonnie Thompson
    David Christensen
  • executive producer
    David Christensen
    John Bain
  • cinematographer
    Velcrow Ripper
    Grant Baldwin
  • editor
    Eugene Weis
  • composer
    James Mark Stewart
  • sound designer
    Velcrow Ripper
  • featuring
    Sue Halpern
    Robert Jay Lifton
    Joshua Rubinstein
    Angel Wood
    Elizabeth Dunn
    Nathan Wood
    Jessie Wood
    Nikki Silvestri
    Massimo Boldrin
    Jane Da Mosto
    Jason deCaires Taylor
    Kaziah
    Martina
    Elska
    Woolfy
    Nicky Kuautonga
    Donald Henderson
    Rick Erkeneff
    Kathy Jefferson-Bancroft
    Kate Bunney
    Tyler Stallings
    Dennis McClung
    Jodie Cook
    Joe Del Bosque
    Michael Reynolds
    Filka Sekulova
    Gianandrea Barreca
    Anna Bautista
    Diana Adams
    Homero Aridjis
    Jean-Paul Bourdier
    Ha Schult
  • production manager
    Lauren Grant
    Lauren Corber
  • researcher
    Rachel Judkins
  • UAV cinematographer
    Grant Baldwin
    Velcrow Ripper
  • additional UAV
    Marke Lowen
  • underwater cinematography
    Valentina Cucchiara
  • underwater camera assistant
    Nick Poole
  • Jib operator
    Jorge Muniz
  • Jib operator assistant
    Miguel Fernandez
  • location sound recordist
    Nova Ami
  • fixer
    Nicky Kuautonga
    Rosalyn Tari
    Henry Vila
    Sergio Jalife
    Francisco Terregrosa
    Gabriel Guerrero
    Toby Burger
    Maria De Los Angeles Parrinello
    Barbara Iacampo
  • ground support
    Further Arts
    Sarah Doyle
  • Jean-Paul Bourdier performer
    J. D'Anconia
    Chloé Bourdier
    Lynn Smith
  • fire performer
    Vanua Fire
  • Jason deCaires Tayler model
    Charles Cooper
  • skateboarder
    Travis Clark
    Nicolas Crockett
    Chucky Holderman
    Megan Iyall
    Nick Keller
    Chris Layhee
    Andrew Miller
    Nic Rivera
    Ria Ann Wilson
  • vocals
    Sarah Nutting
  • titles
    Juliana Eye
  • graphic design
    Juliana Eye
  • DI colourist
    Brett Trider
  • DI on-line editor
    Mark Bishop
  • digital imaging supervisor
    Andrew Pascoe
  • digital imaging technician
    Margaret Hutz
  • sales executive
    Mike McConnell
  • DI producer
    Patrick Duchesne
    Darcy Arthurs
  • supervising sound editor
    Velcrow Ripper
  • music editor
    Velcrow Ripper
  • dialogue editor
    Velcrow Ripper
  • foley artist
    John Sievert
    Daniel Pellerin
  • foley recordist
    Randy Wilson
  • mixing supervisor
    Daniel Pellerin
  • re-recording mixer
    Daniel Pellerin
    Jeremy Fong
    Bret Killoran
  • production assistant
    Emily Ami
    Devon Bain
    Caroline Sanscartier
    Igor Santizo Mendez
  • transcription
    Liza Walter
    Devon Bain
    Aïcha Diop
  • clearance services
    Eastern Script Service
  • insurance
    Front Row Insurance Brokers Inc.
    Diane Konecny
    Christina Fernandes
  • legal services
    Brenda Blake
  • Rogers Telefund legal services
    Goodmans LLP
    Carolyn Stamegna
  • production accountant
    Kim Findlay
  • audit
    Kudlow & McCann
    Jimmy Ye
  • travel services
    Stage and Screen Travel
    New Wave Travel
  • press materials
    Shannon Abel
  • poster photography
    Jean-Paul Bourdier
  • production baby
    Phoenix Ripper-Ami
    Lennon Grant Bain
  • executive director
    Michelle van Beusekom
  • legal counsel
    Christian Pitchen
  • head, business affairs
    Mary Graziano
  • centre operations manager
    Darin Clausen
  • marketing manager
    Leslie Stafford
  • publicist
    Jennifer Mair
  • production supervisor
    Mark Power
    Esther Viragh
  • production coordinator
    Ginette D'Silva
    Jasmine Pullukatt
    Faye Yoneda
  • program administrator
    Bree Beach
    Ginette D'Silva