BEHIND THE SERIES
Like my protagonists, Seeds went through quite a journey itself. As a video creator and storyteller, I had originally planned to travel by train to each protagonist of this webseries and shoot the video footage on site. I was already on my way to the North Sea island Pellworm when they started closing the borders due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Therefore, I had to turn back and find another solution for the series.
Producing this webseries made me realize that you don’t have to approach everything in a classical way. There is always an alternative solution. And in my case, it turned out to be the better solution for this kind of series. The stories are told by my protagonists who I talked to over a video chat. Following my instructions, they filmed the video footage themselves. Using that and what I could find on the internet, such as online articles and social media posts, it was made possible for me to tell their stories without any travel involved.
This project is my attempt to capture the zeitgeist of the climate generation. I believe it is necessary to reflect the reasons and motivation behind our urge to make a change and to make ourselves heard. Only by understanding each other, we can work together for a better world.
For me it was important to show that each story is worth telling and each contribution leaves its mark on the world no matter how big it is.
I want to thank all people I have worked with in the last months, especially Simon de Beer for his creative work in composing the music. Also a special thanks goes to Flavia Reinhard, Caroline Feder, Milena Müller and my flatmates, who have endured me and my stress levels while being in Quarantine.
MUSIK & SOUND
Simon de Beer
Head of Bachelor
Cast / Audiovisual Media
Lea Marie Thams