Official Selection EFPALOOZA Film Festival 2019
SHORT FILM: The Transformation of Earth into a Human Playground.
Directed by Ben Makinen.
©2018 Bmakin Film
Ben Makinen directed, shot and edited this film while working on his jazz documentary "Jazz Town".
Anthropocene was featured at the Emerging Filmmakers Project: Independent Film Night on December 20, 2018 in Denver at the Bug Theatre.
Ben composed the track "Finding Home" while imagining a space flight to Mars - A flight compelled by a dying earth; the need to find a new home when resources have dried up and the land has become too toxic to inhabit.
Humans may find a new home on Mars or upon asteroids. They will inevitably turn these into playgrounds and suck them dry of resources and then move on to another patch of land just a rocket ship ride away. Perhaps we can leave behind beautiful monuments with a long half life.