Durrell is looking for 16 children to feature in a short film presenting their new vision for a "wilder, healthier and more colourful world."
The wildlife conservation trust is looking for children from diverse backgrounds, aged six to 17 years old, who would be available for a couple of hours filming after school or on weekends.
The casting call includes a short poem that reads, "In an endless universe where life is so rare./ There’s a precious planet WE wild things share./ It’s a place of wonder, filled with colourful lands/ and its future health rests in our powerful hands."
Lesley Dickie, Durrell CEO, explained: “Durrell’s new vision for a wilder, healthier and more colourful world will drive the whole organisation here in Jersey and worldwide over the next nine years. Children are the next generation to inherit the planet, so the call to rewild is also their call, which we want to hear in their own voices. At Durrell we want to rewild children and reconnect them to nature.”
The short film will be directed by Dean Maryon, founder and director of creative hub NAUTILUS. "Inspired" by the work that Durrell does worldwide, Mr Maryon said he was passionate about putting together a short film "to help convey Durrell’s new Rewild vision – making more tangible what it sets out to achieve and why it’s so important to us all.”
Durrell are now on the look for children who would be excited to be a part of their new vision. Parents or legal guardians will have to email firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday to get their children involved. They will need to send a colour photograph along with the child's full name and age, their name and contact number as well as the days they are not available for filming.
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