A woman faces an ultimatum from her husband, rooted in his desperate drive to protect them from impending environmental catastrophe.

  • Andrew Harrell
  • Patrick Nichols
  • Andrew Harrell
  • Patrick Nichols
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    Sound Recordist
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    Key Grip
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    2nd Assistant Camera
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    Best Boy Grip
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    Production Assistant
  • Leslie Gray Baker
    Still Photographer
  • Matt Harris
    Supporting Cast
  • Michael Stevens
    Voice Cast
  • Jared Paul
    Sound Design and Score
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  • Paul Mounsey
    Dialogue Editor and Foley Engineer
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    Drama, Sci-Fi, Environmental, Thriller
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    14,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Andrew Harrell, Patrick Nichols

ANDREW HARRELL is a writer and filmmaker based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. By day, he creates videos and more for a child hunger campaign.

PATRICK NICHOLS is a freelance director and editor. He has created videos for non-profit organizations, music tours, and a presidential campaign. Patrick is based out of New York, and began an MFA in Film at Columbia University in the fall of 2019.

Andrew and Patrick have been collaborating since their time as undergraduates at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Director Statement

The climate crisis is a necessary subject for us. It is not only a prevailing global threat, but also a tangible version of ancient and abstract existential concerns: How do we deal with the knowledge that we will die? What do we choose to do with the limited time we have?

“Inoculation” is about the tension between a person who is overwhelmed by these concerns, and a person who is afraid to engage with them. Nowhere is the tension between such different stages of acceptance – as they pertain to the climate crisis – more evident than in our home state of North Carolina. Research and policies about sea-level rise were banned here in 2012. But many residents are now considered part of “a first wave of climate migrants in the U.S.” in the wake of storms such as 2018's Hurricane Florence.

We plan to continue to tell stories about how the climate crisis shapes relationships and our future, and how it reflects our most elemental anxieties about meaning, purpose, and community.

(Inoculation is supported by the United Arts Council of Raleigh and Wake County and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.)