Earth Symphony

Experimental documentary film using drone footage sourced from multiple camera operators from around the world to create a view of the Earth in our time. Taking place over 24hrs the film shows varied terrain of the Earth, from mountains to cites to deserts and oceans. We see the human world as a small part of a larger whole. With music from multiple composers.

"Contemplating the place of our species in the universe right now? This will be the film for you. A beautiful film with a divine score: Arvo Part, Preisner, Taverner. It's almost as if drone cameras have given up on humans and gone in search of beauty." - Ewan Morrison, author of Close Your Eyes and Nina X.

"Earth Symphony holds its own amongst previous city symphony and environmental films by using drone cinematography not just to present stunning images but to also provide an elevated perspective that reveals the world's awe-inspiring symmetries." - Tico Romao Independent film scholar.

"BJA Samuel has produced a film of exemplary beauty. One that defies classification because in the strict sense of the word it is not a documentary. It is more an epic and visual airborne poem to the planet that we not only inhabit but have constructed for ourselves" - Juan Toledo, Perro Negro Magazine

"The music choices flow so well with the expansive vistas in the digital photography. Many of the shots were edited to highlight or track towards the horizon-the camera taking the viewer on a pilgrimage." - Rose Marie, Associate Professor of Humanities and Media Studies, Lecturer in Film Studies

"..stunning aerial photography from around our planet, across 24 hours. Plenty of 'wow!' moments and a great soundtrack!" - Celebrating Film

"I've watched Earth Symphony twice and will watch again (and again)." -A Mind on Fire @AMindOnFire

"I’m speechless this is so breathtaking.... truly spectacular." - Lauren @clmediaarts

  • BJA Samuel
    Director
  • BJA Samuel
    Writer
  • BJA Samuel
    Producer
  • BJA Samuel
    Editor
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    March 10, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    100 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - BJA Samuel