Passion Pictures collaborated with Extinction Rebellion for a new 3 minute animation film entitled the The Gigantic Change voiced by the winner of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards actress Whoopi Goldberg. A Film is set in the future and it tells a story of hope – A grandmother reads her grandchild a story called ‘The Gigantic Change’. The story of how, back in 2020, when the world was on the brink of collapse, humanity came together and worked harder than ever to save the environment.
The goal is for the film to be as far reaching as possible. It contains a clear universal message to inspire people of all ages and backgrounds: Take action today to help build a better future. As the public wakes up to the realities of the climate emergency, the film illustrates the tough journey we have ahead of us. But crucially, that the world we dream of is possible if we all work together. – Co-Director George Lewin
The short film narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and Livia Nelson steps into year 2050 showing the grim future following the current rate of environmental devastation.
Nevertheless, the grim message comes with a message showing the reality of brighter future achieved through mutual collaboration to save the world from the man-made climate crisis. Passion pictures team shares:
As we start to plan how to rebuild our world post-Covid, the film shows that a brighter future really is possible. But this won’t happen on its own; we must all take action today. Climate change is an existential threat to people of all ages and backgrounds. The need for collective action has never been greater.
Gigantic Change creators and Passion Pictures known for their famous Orangutan advert for Iceland raising awareness of the palm oil industry destruction, also sign The Gigantic Change short film. Whoopi’s instantly recognisable voice leaves a mark alongside the powerful message in the Gigantic Change short film. Goldberg is a devoted campaign for human right and environmental issues worked on the film in an effort to inspire us in taking a stand against the ongoing destruction. Passionate Pictures adds:
The urgency of the situation clearly resonates with her, and many others, but the challenge is to communicate this urgency to the wider public. This is the primary purpose of The Gigantic Change.
Whoopi who we see today every day as the animated host of ‘The View’ has appeared in iconic films as The Color Purple, Ghost and Sister Act, and lent her voice to the animated classic, The Lion King.
Extinction Rebellion works on empowering citizen’s to stand up to criminal inactivity of their governments by using peaceful disobedience. Extinction Rebellion shares: “Time has almost entirely run out to address the ecological crisis which is upon us. The consequences of this crisis include the sixth mass species extinction, global pollution, and abrupt, runaway climate change. Societal collapse and mass death are seen as inevitable by scientists and other credible voices. Human extinction is also a possibility if we do not take immediate action.“
In charge of the original story and co-direction was George Lewin working together with Niocola Jane Francis signing the striking animation while co-directing with Lewin.
Extinction Rebellion believes it is a citizen’s duty to rebel, using peaceful civil disobedience, when faced with criminal inactivity by their government. Time has almost entirely run out to address the ecological crisis which is upon us.
The consequences of this crisis include the sixth mass species extinction, global pollution, and abrupt, runaway climate change. Societal collapse and mass death are seen as inevitable by scientists and other credible voices. Human extinction is also a possibility if we do not take immediate action.
Grandmother: Whoopi Goldberg
Granddaughter: Livia Nelson
Co-Directors: George Lewin & Nicola Jane Francis
Story: George Lewin
Co-Writers: Nicola Jane Francis & Josh Hughes
Producer: Serena Schellenberg
Executive Producer: Belle Palmer at Passion Pictures
Designer & Animator: Nicola Jane Francis
Sound Designer: Chris Banks
Music Composer: Simon Chamberlain
Casting Director: Nicci Topping Casting
Livia Nelson represented by: Creative Kidz & Co
Voiceover Recording: Factory Studios
Partnerships Consultant: Sarah Greenfield Clark
After seeing the film, viewers are directed to a simple page outlining the most effective actions they can take to save the environment. This could be anything from diet and travel all the way up to civil disobedience.
Visit official website and see how you can help: thegiganticchange.com