Exciting announcement: TSEP has an immediate need for an experienced documentary film producer!
The ideal candidate will be effective, experienced, creative and available immediately, as fundraising for a late Summer 2014 Production is already underway. You can read more about the opportunity here.
Please spread the word! Doing so will help bring us closer to a sustainable feature-length documentary film. Continue reading
Sust Enable has adopted many forms throughout its development from a seed film idea two years ago, derived out of filmmaker/author Caroline Savery’s remarkable struggles with the Sust Enable episode series in 2008.
Caroline wanted to share how her life had been radically altered–for the better–through practically testing her naive, culturally-influenced attitudes about what sustainability means in a three-month “sustainable living” experiment. With a ten-year background in filmmaking, she wanted to tell this story through the film medium–namely, with a documentary that would illustrate her trials, tribulations, and her maturing philosophy that this one little word, “sustainability,” could encode a massive shift in culture, consciousness and conduct. And from the tough-earned insights she learned about sustainability, it was important to her to approach the production of the documentary film in an authentically sustainable, holistic way.
This seed developed into an ambitious vision. What if the entire film production process was built upon an adapting, evolving list of sustainability principles? The world is currently working out definitions of sustainability in a variety of settings, fields, and lives–are there any emergent, common themes to this movement that the film could use as guidelines and models? What if the film’s entire process embodied these values–would the final product not only be about what sustainability means, but actually look, feel, and be a more sustainable film? How would this effort contribute to global sustainability? Continue reading
Caroline Savery will speak at the Evolver Convergence in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, June 2nd from 2:55-3:40pm in the Local Reskilling Room.
Her presentation, entitled “Visionary Cinema: Mirroring a Conscious Evolution,” will explore how evolutions in collective consciousness are mirrored in the films we create, and how recent popular innovations in cinema narratives, language and style–like the increasing popularity of “reflexive” stories and styles–speak to exciting new territory in how we think of ourselves and our challenges. She will close by discussing how “a metamentary” like Sust Enable–which explores the social struggle to define a “true” meaning of sustainability–builds upon this trend, expanding possibilities for framing our social challenges in our minds and hearts, through using film methods that invite the audience to engage with instead of absorb its story.
Reserve your tickets NOW for this incredible weekend of mind-bending insight from some of the most forward-thinking innovators of our generation.