Solastalgia

A creative short film on the everyday intimacy of climate change.

Solastalgia is a neologism that describes a form of mental or existential distress caused by environmental change.

Creative team

Writer: Craig Santos Perez
Directors: Pascal Tremblay, Sean Stiller
Producer: Pascal Tremblay

Filmmakers’ statement

The everyday intimacy of climate change often goes under-acknowledged. This short film explores the dislocation, grief and longing we all feel from the changes happening to our shared home. Can we find healing in acknowledging and accepting the sorrow and pain we are experiencing?

This film is also an exploration of the brighter side of climate change, both as a lived experience and as an invitation to a better path forward. Can we find solace in difficult times and a better future by expressing our deep respect and appreciation for our living planet that gives us all life?

About Pascal Tremblay and Sean Stiller

Pascal Tremblay and Sean Stiller

Pascal Tremblay is a creative director based in Vancouver, British Columbia. This is his first film. He co-founded the social impact digital agency Good Kind and specializes in branding, design and storytelling for purpose-driven organizations.

Sean Stiller is an award-winning filmmaker and director of photography with a focus on documentary, commercial and First Nations productions. He is based in Toronto, Ontario and works regularly in Vancouver.

Sean holds a master of fine arts in documentary media from Ryerson University. His thesis, entitled Cyéwmen, has been presented as an immersive film installation of the traditional Secwepemc (Shuswap) salmon fish camp.

He is also completing a documentary film exploring the crises of Secwepemctsín language loss and the transformative potential for Indigenous language revival.

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