Mendelís voice echoes through the forest. No response. We only see a torn piece of Simonís red shirt on a tree branch. Amidst the thousands of monarch butterflies, Mendel in despair runs down the hill to search for help. He breathes heavily darting through trees.
Alexis Gambis is a filmmaker and a biologist whose interdisciplinary work aims at transforming the way science is communicated to the public through film and visual arts. His films combine scientific research and storytelling often featuring animals as actors and blurring the lines between fact and fiction. He is currently working on his second feature Son of Monarchs about a boy who wants to turn into a monarch butterfly - it brings together in a narrative drama the themes of evolutionary biology, migration and (im)migration.
The Woodstock Film Festival is a not-for-profit, 501c3 organization with a mission to present an
annual program and year-round schedule of film, music,
and art-related activities that promote artists, culture,
inspired learning, and diversity. The Hudson Valley Film
Commission promotes sustainable economic development
by attracting and supporting film, video and media production.