In Production



An intense, cinematic experience of our interdependent and vulnerable ecosystem, this is a tale of danger and rebirth. 


INCANDESCENCE weaves together stories of wonder and loss from the lives of communities and ecologies that have been deeply affected by wildfires.   The film will be driven by moving stories, stunning cinematography, and powerful sound design.    It will be a transfixing journey into the  wonder of place and memory, the awful power of fire , and the resilience of life as it re-emerges from the ashes, that will leave the audience awestruck. 

In pre-production with support from the National Film Board of Canada, Pacific Region.

A Feature Documentary

Directed and written by Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper

Produced by Teri Snelgrove

Executive Producer Shirley Vercruysse

INCANDESENCE on the NFB Website:


The alarm bells are ringing: we are in the midst of a global climate emergency. PLANET 911 is a feature documentary which explores how to survive, thrive, and transform the climate crisis, from the perspectives of women on the front lines. PLANET 911 will be both a survival guide and a call to unleash our collective imagination through the first-hand stories of a surprising and diverse female cast of first responders, climate refugees, land defenders, psychologists, public leaders, and change makers.


Humanity needs to create an unprecedented transformation in the way we live both as individuals and as a society, in an incredibly short period of time - a global emergency response for the sake of our survival. PLANET 911 will be essential viewing in this time of climate code red.

A Feature Documentary

Produced by Nova Ami.  Directed and written by Nova Ami and Velcrow Ripper

In production with support from the Canada Media Fund, Creative BC and Knowledge Network.

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