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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:


PLANET 911 is a feature documentary which explores how to survive, thrive, and transform  the climate emergency,  from the perspectives of women on the front lines of the crisis.  PLANET 911 will be both a personal survival guide and a call to unleash our collective imagination through the first-hand stories of a surprising and diverse female cast of people impacted by floods and fires, first responders,  land defenders, artists, climate psychologists, public leaders, and change makers.  How do we cope with this time of ongoing crisis?  We need a transformation in the way we live both as individuals and as a society, in an incredibly short period of time - an 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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