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Person Of The Forest

Deep, deep in the emerald beats, in the magenta eyes of the Bornean rainforest, orangutans are a fundamental part of the rainforests of Indonesia. The keepers, guardians and preservers of life in the dense rainforest pockets of IndonesiaA film that challenges our ideologies and values as we discover the issue beginning with the choices we collectively make. Reconnect to the notion that are homes are more than four walls and a room. Human destruction and greed has led to the intricate Bornean rainforest facing extinction and decimation.But all is not lost, Wild Education calls you to journey with them, right down the river, revealing along the way how we can protect and preserve the exceptional Persons of the Forest.

  • Roxy Rogan
  • Emily O'Connell
  • Emily O'Connell
  • Roxy Rogan
    Key Cast
  • Timothy Hadwen
  • Emily M. Harrison
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Genres:
    Nature, Documentary, Conservation
  • Runtime:
    11 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 AUD
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  • Environmental Film Festival, Melbourne
    October 5, 2017
    Melbourne Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    October 18, 2018
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Wildlife Conservation Film Festival
    New York City
    United States
    October 10, 2018
    North America Premiere
    Best Endangered Species Film
Director Biography - Emily O'Connell

Filmmaker from Sydney, Emily is passionate about authentic storytelling in all forms. She recently completed her studies at the Australian Film, Radio and Television school a Graduate Certificate in Directing and Advanced Diploma in Producing. Emily is a qualified Yoga Facilitator and uses her experience in this ancient practice to advance the way she works with stories and performance. Emily desires to be in a constant state of curiosity with a zest to collaborate and create.

In 2017 Emily went on an expedition into the Bornean rainforests with founder of WILD Education, Roxy Rogan. She directed and filmed, Person of the Forest, a short-form documentary as a result of the trip which was selected for the Environmental Film Festival in Melbourne. Emily is currently producing, 'Give Me A Sign' a short comedy mockumentary going into production mid-January and is also in development for 'Breathing Under Water', an adaption of Australian author Sophie Hardcastle's novel of the same name.

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