by J.Ollie Lucks
"If only I could make you see … the beauty of chemistry."
A journey into the human brain and how our stone-age wiring may affect the way we perceive risk in the information-age in which we live.
Merging real interviews with feature film aesthetics and time-lapse photography, Plato's Cave centres around Beth Hannings, a chemist in her quest to receive research funding to investigate climate change solutions.
Made as part of my thesis for the Science Communication Masters degree at the University of Otago, Dunedin (New Zealand).
We were given a budget of NZ$1000 to make this film.
*MARCH 2010: Plato's Cave just won the Grand Prize at the Coremelt "Show us your Pixels" competition!*