The Rising

Red Wing Fall Festival of the Arts
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Short Films For the Red Wing Fall Festival of the Arts
15 minutes

The Rising is a short film which depicts an invasive alien species, Giant Hogweed, as it rapidly colonizes the British landscape. Filmed throughout its annual growth cycle, the film captures the plant’s dramatic infestation along a lowland riverbank in northern England. Part natural history, part sci-fi, The Rising features an atmospheric soundtrack score by Lord Mongo, and presents the alien interloper as both a dangerous, toxic menace and impressive, natural wonder.

Nick Jordan