Oolite Arts + the City of Miami Beach
Oolite Arts and the City of Miami Beach have commissioned three short films on climate solutions to debut at the 2024 Aspen Ideas: Climate conference.
The filmmakers – all South Florida-based – will receive $15,000 to create a 10-to-12-minute film on the climate crisis. The new works will screen during the third annual event next winter.
Aspen Ideas: Climate brings hundreds of leaders and climate innovators together with the public to focus on climate solutions. For more information, visit www.aspenideasclimate.org.
If you have questions, please contact Cinematic Arts Manager Hansel Porras Garcia at [email protected]
Joshua Jean-Baptiste, a Haitian-American writer with a diverse background in the film industry. He co-wrote the feature film “Ludi” (2021), which was awarded the Cinematic Arts Residency from Oolite Arts and premiered at both the Miami Film Festival and SXSW.
LeAnne Russell is an actress and filmmaker interested in the intersection of fiction, reality, and how actual events merge with the imagined. “Indian Summer” (2016), her debut work as actor-writer-director, was featured on Vimeo’s curated comedy categories and in 2017, her subsequent web series exploring the life and process of actors in New York was featured in the Brooklyn Web Fest. As a documentary filmmaker, she has worked as a producer for award-winning director Eugene Jarecki. Russell is currently developing her first feature film as actor-writer-director set in Miami.
Jayme Kaye Gershen
Jayme Gershen, an award-winning filmmaker and photographer whose short film “Six Degrees of Immigration” (2019) is featured on the New York Times’ Op-Docs channel, won a regional Emmy and aired on PBS stations around the country. Gershen is currently a fellow of the ITVS Humanities Documentary Development Fund, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Presented in collaboration with the City of Miami Beach.