Climate of AWE: Arts WITH Ecology

New moon. Northern California forest. Mt Shasta’s heart-shaped summit is in the distance. A gasp carries through the air…

And Climate of AWE: Arts WITH Ecology begins in the fading October light. The first of eight episodes will showcase the 8 protagonists joining our main character: the land at Headwaters Outdoor School. Through the lens of camera crews and cast handhelds, viewers will be introduced to the place, the cast, and the projects they seek to accomplish. The episode’s 60 minutes will end with a cliffhanger at their first communal dinner where they meet the steward of the land.

Picking up where we left off, the remaining seven episodes will reveal the arced journey of our protagonists for the next 4 weeks. Plus, featured guests (ranging from death doulas to venture capitalists) will drop in for communal dinners to stir up imaginations and tensions – all leading up to the final project showcase.

The question is…will the pressure of the looming finale focused on curbing our human demise pull them apart OR will the vastness of awe shift them to a much needed cooperative relationship with planet, self, and others?

  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    8 hours
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2024
  • Production Budget:
    1,120,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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Distribution Information
  • Earth Relationship
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography

Amber Peoples is an Earth Relationship Consultant who creates messages and media to nurture connections with the planet. She welcomes the artist and scientist inside everyone to design solutions for our beautiful yet messy kinship with the world.

Amber exemplifies that the next amazing idea can come from anywhere, at any age. With an MA in Theater Production, she has created and experimented inside renovated buildings like Ecotrust, on theater stages with Science on Tap, out in the open air at Portland Farmers Market, and across 135 miles of coastline through Live Culture Coast.

Her work has been featured in Oregon ArtsWatch, Feverish World, Green Planet/Blue Planet podcast, BFI’s Design Science Studio, and Power Archetypes for High-Vibe Women in Business Summit. Discover more about her docuseries Climate of AWE set to release in 2025.

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Director Statement

Relationships are foundational to life on planet Earth. Ecology is a science that studies these systems. Art is an expression that employs metaphors. Both rely on technologies to communicate these relationships. And that will give us cinematic action.

But the real heart of “Climate of AWE” is on technologies of belonging and connection. Migrating birds have the V formation to fly farther, faster. Our cameras will capture the plots lines that demonstrate how humans can do the same.