Films and Filmmakers: "Climate Countdown"
In only a few weeks, global leaders will gather in Paris for a major climate summit to decide what our future is going to look like – but most citizens don’t even know this is happening.
Climate Countdown distills the complexity of UN negotiations and climate action into concise and conversational “post-it” sized episodes. We are on a journey to discover what is actually being done to help make 2015 a game-changing year for the climate crisis. With each episode, we build a better understanding of how the pieces fit together and how we, as citizens, can be engaged and empowered as we countdown to Paris.
Kaia Rose is an independent filmmaker based in New York and director of Climate Countdown, a web-series that maps out the ecology of climate solutions. Kaia was the lead producer and studio manager at the BAFTA-winning production company ArthurCox in Bristol, England for four years, where she produced a variety of projects, from the BAFTA-nominated Disney Jr series Nina Needs To Go to the publicly funded digital archive project A Time Traveller’s Guide to Bristol Zoo. She has produced, line produced, and production managed a wide range of commercials for such renowned companies as Aardman Animations and directed, shot, and edited short films, promos, web-series, behind-the-scenes videos, and experimental work. She is a graduate of the Drama Department at the University of Bristol where she studied Theatre, Film & TV.
The Film Institute at Montclair State is dedicated to the preservation, growth and experience of the art of film. Films and Filmmakers is a weekly program that features filmmakers who come to speak about their work and profession. Open to both University students and the general public, audience members are invited to ask questions and hear personalized inside stories from some of the most innovative filmmakers working in the field today.