Directed by Ezna Sands, the climate-themed cli-fi flick stars Dakota Johnson (of "350 PPM Shades of Grey" fame) as a young, homeless girl from New York who befriends an Inuit man, Theo Ikummaq (played by himself). Ikummaq has been sent to New York by his elders on a quest to convince leaders at the United Nations that climate change is real before his home literally melts away.
What makes someone take action could be the power of film, or at least that is the hope of the film's producer, Monica Ord. Ord -- who has a biomedical background and admits that she was not aware of the plight of Arctic people dealing with a warming climate prior to being involved with the film -- was compelled to raise the funds for this film after a friend mentioned listening to the real-life Ikummaq tell a story of the impacts of climate change while visiting Los Angeles.
NOTES from ClimateWire article by Brittany Patterson"