ARCTIC MELT - CLIMATE CHANGE

 

  A WHALE OF A CONSERVATION TALE SET IN OUR PLASTIC INFESTED OCEANS

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The adventures of John Storm and the Elizabeth Swann. John Storm is an ocean adventurer and conservationist. The Elizabeth Swann is a fast solar powered boat. During a race around the world, news of the sinking of a pirate whaling ship reaches John Storm and his mate Dan Hook. They decide to abandon the race and try and save the whale.

 

 

In this scene Charley Temple (camerawoman) and Steve Green (freelance reporter) are filming the Arctic ice melting at greater speed, from a small aircraft charter, a seaplane piloted by Peter Shaw.

 

Global warming is accelerating with larger icebergs breaking off into the Atlantic Ocean, leaving the ice cap thinner and smaller in area, as a thermal regulator for the planet, hence an indicator of the rate of climate change. In addition the sea levels are rising to reflect the melt.

 

They media crew are shocked to note plastic objects floating in high concentrations, even in this remote location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE BRIEF

 

For this scene, aim for 2 pages (sides) and 6-7 illustrations, suggested as:

 

1. Arctic icecap location shot, showing greatly reduced polar ice mass from climate change.

2. Seaplane against arctic ice expanse, with ice breaking off (calving) into ocean.

3. Scene inside aircraft, showing Charley and Steve as passengers in the rear, listening to Peter the pilot talk about the Titanic hitting an iceberg.

4. Scene inside the aircraft cabin, showing Steve watching and Charley filming ice shelf calving.

5. A pod of humpback whales swimming in the icy water amid bergs, with one whale broaching.

6. A closer shot of plastic waste floating on the arctic water, with whales swimming in it.

7. Charley close up in seaplane cabin looking shocked/angry at what she has just seen.

 

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Scene 1

Climate Change (optional)

1st Chapter

Scene 2

Sydney Australia

Scene 3

Bat Cave

Scene 4

Aleutian Islands

Scene 5

Pirates

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Scene 6

Solar Boat Race

2nd Chapter

Scene 7

Darwin to Adelaide

Scene 8

Six Pack

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Scene 9

Whaling Chase

3rd Chapter

Scene 10

Empty Ocean

Scene 11

$Billion Dollar Whale

Scene 12

Rash Move

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Scene 13

Off Course

4th Chapter

Scene 14

Shark Attack

Scene 15

Sick Whale

Scene 16

Medical SOS

Scene 17

Whale Nurse

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Scene 18

Storm Clouds

5th Chapter

Scene 19

The Coral Sea

Scene 20

Plastic Island

Scene 21

Media Hounds

Scene 22

Breach of Contract (optional)

Scene 23

Fraser Island

Scene 24

Congratulations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seaplane tied up at jetty

 

 

The last picture is not a seaplane, but it is flying over a snowy landmass, illustrating the vastness of such locations. Be sure to draw the seaplane in your pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

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