Subject to Change

Exploring the impacts Climate Change is having on our world, Subject to Change tells the personal stories of Pacific communities living on the frontline. It is a beautifully shot and moving exploration of how climate change is affecting peoples whose lives are based around the ocean but who are now faced with rising seas, extreme weather and tidal events.

  • Wiktoria Ojrzyńska
    Director
  • Amiria Ranfurly
    Producer
  • Alexandra Brock
    Director of Photography
  • Nicholas Cook
    Editor
  • Wiktoria Ojrzyńska
    Editor
  • Alexandra Brock
    Editor
  • James Bruce
    Motion Graphics
  • Tasman Roy
    Underwater photography / Steadicam Operator
  • Alexandra Brock
    Cinematography
  • Wiktoria Ojrzyńska
    Cinematography
  • Connor Taumoepeau
    Original Score
  • Film Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Environmental, Climate Change, New Zealand
  • Runtime:
    33 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 29, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    13,000 NZD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    Fiji, New Zealand
  • Film Language:
    English, Fijian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2:39:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Oceania Exhibition - Royal Academy of Arts Screening
    London
    United Kingdom
    November 29, 2018
  • UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) - Pacific & Koronivia Pavilion Screening
    Katowice
    Poland
    December 7, 2018
  • Diplomacy for Sustainability Week Screening
    Berlin
    Germany
    June 3, 2019
  • Week-end Océanie - Musée du Quai Branly Screening
    Paris
    France
    June 29, 2019
  • Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival
    Palmerston North
    New Zealand
    Winner of Adult Short Film Competition
  • Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival
    Palmerston North
    New Zealand
    Winner of Woman in Film Award
  • Kraków International Green Film Festival
    Krakow
    Poland
    August 18, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Changing Face International Film Festival
    Sydney
    Australia
    Documentary Short Monthly Finalist July 2019
  • Handle Climate Change Film Festival
    Guangdong
    China
    Nomination
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Student Film Semi Finalist
  • Nuku’alofa Film Festival
    Nuku'alofa
    Tonga
    Official Selection
  • Cinémas des Antipodes Screening
    Saint-Tropez
    France
    October 15, 2019
Director Biography - Wiktoria Ojrzyńska

Newly graduated from Massey University of New Zealand with a BA in Media Production, Director, Producer and hobbyist photographer originating from Poland, Wiktoria Ojrzyńska has directed and produced a number of student short films and short documentaries.
Recently, "Subject to Change", which she directed and co-produced, was awarded in two categories at the Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival (Adult Short and Woman in Film) and has had it's own screenings at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, England, as part of their Oceania Exhibition, and at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP24) in Katowice, Poland.
Wiktoria's stories focus on environmental issues and diversity of cultures. She draws inspiration from travels, volunteering, and people around the world.

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Director Statement

I starve to produce meaningful content because I think it's the best way to bring awareness to some of the biggest issues that we, as a human race, are facing at the moment. I'm fascinated by our connection to the natural world and the way the camera can see nature in a different, more detailed way, invisible to the human eye.