Mermaids Against Plastic, is a short film currently in production, that follows two incredible women in their quest to protect the ocean that they love from marine plastic pollution. We'll be shooting on location in the Mexican Caribbean, and our goal is to use the story of the mermaids to inspire local business owners, visiting tourists, and decision makers to stop plastic from reaching waterways by reducing single use plastic, and instead adopting environmentally friendly options such as reusable water bottles and filling stations.
Made possible by a National Geographic Explorer grant.
You can follow behind the scenes on our adventure here: https://openexplorer.nationalgeographic.com/expedition/mermaidsagainstplastic
Refuge(e) is a short 15 minute documentary that traces the incredible journey of two refugees, Alpha and Zepherino. They each fled violent threats to their lives in their home countries and presented themselves at the US border asking for political asylum, only to be incarcerated in for-profit prison for months on end without having committed any crime. They represent thousands more like them who can't tell their stories. The film spans the bridge between pure documentary and visual narrative.
Community screenings, national release, and prison divestment campaign coming soon