MIDWAY a Message from the Gyre : a short film by Chris Jordan

Sauce: Midway

MIDWAY, a Message from the Gyre is a short film. It is a powerful visual journey into the heart of an astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy. On one of the remotest islands on our planet, tens of thousands of baby albatrosses lie dead on the ground, their bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch. Returning to the island over several years, our team is witnessing the cycles of life and death of these birds as a multi-layered metaphor for our times. With photographer Chris Jordan as our guide, we walk through the fire of horror and grief, facing the immensity of this tragedy—and our own complicity—head on. And in this process, we find an unexpected route to a transformational experience of beauty, acceptance, and understanding.
Our feature film MIDWAY is currently in post-production and expected to premiere in early 2014.

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our feature length Midway film team:
Directors: Chris Jordan and Sabine Emiliani
Producer: Stephanie Levy
Executive Producers:
Dan Cogan
Geralyn Dreyfous
Lekha Singh
Co-executive Producers:
Sarah Johnson
Jenny Raskin
Jim Hurst
Chris W. Johnson
Chris Jordan
Joseph Schweers
Jan Vozenilek
Original Score:
Erik Aadahl
Midway feature film editor: Sabine Emiliani
Sound Designers: Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van der Ryn
Associate Producers:
Victoria Jordan
Manuel Maqueda
Jan Vozenilek
Production Sound Recordist: Jim Hurst