‘Coalition of the Willing’ is a short animated film about an open source approach to the war on global warming. Written by Tim Rayner and directed and produced by award-winning British film maker Simon Robson, it was made by an international network of artists totaling 77 people. Coalition explores how we could use the internet to leverage activists, experts, and ordinary people in collaborative projects to fight climate change. Mixing swarm activity with social revolution, it makes the case for a new generation of online activism to tackle the great challenges of our time.
‘Coalition of the Willing’ won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Hampton International Film Festival. It also won Best Short Film at the 2012 San Francisco Green Film Festival, and the Waverley Award for Best Environmental Short Film at 2011 FlickerFest Sydney.
See this video interview with Simon Robson and Tim Rayner for a ‘behind the scenes’ account of the conception and development of ‘Coalition of the Willing’.
Watch Simon and Tim pitch the Coalition of the Willing project at the F5 Festival in NYC.
Director / Producer:
Simon Robson is an award-winning animation director and producer. His work has been shown at festivals around the world including Edinburgh, Toronto, Raindance and the Brooklyn International Film Festival.
Adam Gault & Stefanie Augustine
Mario Sader & Ralph Pinel
Dom Del Torto
Dylan White & Andy Hague
Sehsucht & Mate Steinforth, Mighty Nice
Yum Yum London