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The Last Extinction

In an attempt to improve human life, we have been blind to the health of the planet. Hundreds of species are going extinct each day.

What does this mean for the future of humanity?

From the smallest building blocks to the biggest bulldozers, The Last Extinction investigates the cascading effect of damaging the earth’s vital ecological balance, and ponders on the future survival for mankind.

  • Reilly Archer-Whelan
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Short Film, Documentary, Environmental, Wildlife, Nature
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 11, 2020
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    South Africa
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Director Biography - Reilly Archer-Whelan

Reilly is an Australian director and cinematographer, who specialises in documentaries. She is the creative director of Melbourne-based film company, RAW Films - a dynamic video production agency that produces stand out creative content to help businesses engage with their audience.

Reilly has had a diverse and multifaceted journey through film production which has allowed her to specialise in multiple avenues of content creation and execution. She is often employed for her ability to overlap in various roles on productions and campaigns (ranging from producing, through to camera operating, directing, and editing).

After graduating from Swinburne University with a Bachelors Degree in Film, Reilly has been shooting short documentaries both in Australia and abroad. Her interest in social activism has lead her to create works around the refugee crisis in Australia, class struggle in South Africa and the looming mass extinction disaster. Her latest work, The Last Extinction, premiered at Melbourne Documentary Film Festival in 2020.

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