University of Delaware

Role: Production Company

The challenge:

How can we educate the public that the salt water from rising 
sea-levels are causing farms and forests to die?


University of Delaware (USA)


"Salted Earth"

We decided on incorporating elements storytelling rather than creating a 'corporate' style piece about the science, creating main characters and shooting documentary scenes that demonstrate the real humans both studying this phenomenon, and are affected by it.

We interviewed leading scientists on the project studying the changes, as well as local Indigenous leaders, communities adapting to sea level rise, and other scientists and community members who are noticing the change.

The Video:

The 20 minute documentary has been a resounding success. From dozens of screenings across the world, to 15 film festival wins and selections, the film has been widely recognized for its innovative approach to scientific storytelling.

Director Ben Hemmings has been invited to speak at events across the US about the production of the film and the subject.

Some highlights: 
- Two screening with panel discussions at the highly regarded "Wild and Scenic Film Festival" (CA, 2024)
- Winner (cinematography) at "New York Science Film Festival" (NY, 2023)
- Honourable Mention at "Montreal Independent Film Festival" (QC, 2023)

The client is extremely happy with the film and its impact and is looking to further our partnership with future projects.

Production Stills: