In the world, there are some daring beings who challenge the state of things... They dream of a world with more compassion and humanity.
Our friend Summer Rayne Oakes is one of them and we are sharing her movie to pass the word out and make sure all of us can connect to the current state of the world and hopefully make their own positive contribution to its future.
If that can help you take those few minutes to watch the movie, we feel that the following quotes from hard-core business people say a lot about the relevance of the movie:
"Haskell artfully captures the beauty of planet earth, while Summer Rayne Oakes reminds us of the vital role we all have in keeping it that way.” Harvey Weinstein (Co-chair of The Weinstein Company, Co-founder of Miramax Films)
“Here in images of a rare beauty, is a brutal reminder of what could happen to our planet if we do nothing. And also a real message of hope.” Maurice Levy (CEO of Publicis Groupe)
While the movie launched online in December 2011, it was available for a week only. It has now officially re-launched so you can watch it all finally. We even have the pleasure and privilege to share the words received from Summer by email yesterday to introduce this important piece of sustainable art:
"Dear Friends, Change Makers, and Fellow Entrepreneurs,
Enough said, take a few minutes to watch this compelling short movie now that it is fully available and please share with your friends, lovers and neighbours.
Jardins Florian team
PS. There are some artistic nude scenes, please do not watch if you do not have the legal age or are shocked by such nudity
eXtinction is an environmental art short that brings together powerful storytelling and stirring imagery.
It reveals that the most pressing environmental issues are not happening thousands of years from now, but are in fact happening within our lifetime — and specifically, on the timeline of one young woman’s life, from birth to death.
CLAYTON HASKELL (director) takes viewers on a visually stunning journey through space and time, while SUMMER RAYNE OAKES (Producer/Writer/Actress) breathes fervent passion and emotion to the piece through her own personal story and life.
Debuted in 2012 at Film Festivals worldwide.
THE WRITER - PRODUCER - ACTRESS
“eXtinction is very much an urgent call to action as it is a chilling account of what we stand to lose. Oftentimes such widespread change seems so out of reach - but when you are able to juxtapose it against something as fleeting as a person’s life, it becomes vividly apparent.” Summer Rayne Oakes
Summer was born and raised in the countryside of Northeastern Pennsylvania. She developed an early affinity for the natural world and later went on to study Environmental Science and Entomology at Cornell University, where she was awarded a Udall Scholarship for environmental and academic excellence.
Oakes is a model-activist, author of Style, Naturally, former host on Discovery Network’s Planet Green, and co-founder of Source4Style. Most recognized for trailblazing a career in cause-related modeling, Oakes is known to many as The World’s First Eco-Model. She has collaborated with numerous brands creating greener products and services - from Payless Shoe Source to Modo eco eyewear.
Vanity Fair has named Oakes a “Global Citizen,” Glamour called her one of the “Top 70 Women in Green,” Outside listed her as one of the “Top Environmental Activists,” and CNBC anointed her one of the “Top 10 Green Entrepreneurs.”
“Inspired by the magnificent filmography of Koyaanisqatsi and the timeless work of cultural heroes like Carl Sagan, eXtinction is as much a celebration of life’s beauty as it is about the urgent need to cherish and save it from our own destructive forces.” Clayton Haskell
Clayton was born and raised in Virginia where he began to explore behind the lens from the age of 6. He continued his film studies at the Savannah College of Art & Design where he directed and shot an award winning short film “Lyra Lezama,” the he produced in Havana, Cuba.
Subsequent to earning his Bachelors degree in 2005 in Film & Television, Haskell became a member of the International Cinematographers Guild in 2009. He presently lives in Brooklyn, specializing on directing and shooting both features and commercials, and counts among his clients such prestigious brand names as Bentley, Pepsi, Target, DSquared, Vogue, Above, Modo, Discovery Networks, Taylor Swift, and others.
His feature Directorial debut titled “Paper Moon” is currently in development.
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