Aftershock, an Australia-Canada co-production, is a feature documentary that exposes the deadly standoff between governments, insurance companies and the survivors of devastating natural calamities.
Real-life stories from the heart of catastrophes in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia, Haiti, Chile, the United States and Canada shed light on the ongoing struggle victims face months and years after the news crews go home. Our goal is help motivate change so that disaster survivors are never again beset by man-made misery on top of Mother Nature’s unpredictable wrath.
As the world seems threatened by an ever-increasing number of natural disasters, we ask: How are we as a civilization going to respond in the face of a more volatile climate and do acts of God deserve the mercy of man?
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We’ve all sat back and reeled in horror at the misery inflicted on millions by Mother Nature’s wrath – indeed many of us would have friends and family members who are still recovering and asking the question: Do Acts of God Deserve The Mercy of Man?
We need your help to dig beneath the surface of these tragedies to reveal the shocking truth about the struggle faced by millions as they continue the battle to overcome the Aftershock inflicted by multi-national insurance companies and governments as they shirk their financial and moral responsibilities.
If recent weather patterns are any guide, our planet is facing an ever-increasing frequency of natural disasters - bushfires, floods and cyclones in Australia; earthquakes in New Zealand, Japan and Haiti, tornadoes in the U.S. Midwest and the Canadian prairies and Tsunamis in Japan and the Indian Ocean.
Nowhere on the planet is immune.
Based on the groundbreaking investigative reporting of Australian journalist Rod Stephen during the Queensland floods, Aftershock investigates natural disasters on three continents to examine this looming crisis.
Aftershock will stimulate debate and influence change so that future victims of natural disasters are no longer beset by man-made misery on top of Mother Nature's unpredictable fury.
We are seeking funding to build a web platform that will collect stories, images and videos from all over the world - first-hand accounts of the struggles victims face as they fight to rebuild their lives - stories that will tug at the heart strings and form the narrative of the documentary.
If you are unable to contribute financially, please share your story with us and spread the word about our campaign to bring attention to this looming crisis.
$10 - Aftershock Download
You will receive a download link to watch the film when it's completed.
$25 - Aftershock DVD
You will receive a DVD or Blu-Ray copy of the film.
$100 - Ambassador
All of the above perks plus a copy of the poster and recognition on our web site as an Aftershock ambassador with the opportunity to host or attend a screening in your area.
$1000 - Associate Producer
All of the above plus recognition as an Associate Producer on the film.
Craig Thompson's career as a storyteller has taken him to the front lines of conflict, given him a vantage point on the world's most incredible locations and allowed him to meet and interact with the most notable personalities of our time.
The five-time Canadian Gemini Award and Irish Film and Television Academy Award nominee is an accomplished producer, writer and director whose television and media career has spanned more than three decades. Thompson's background as a journalist and foreign correspondent covering important events such as the conflict in Northern Ireland and the end of the Cold War, created the foundation for Ballinran Entertainment, which is named for his family's ancestral village in Northern Ireland.
Sharing compelling stories about people and events that change lives, communities and the world around us define the spirit and vision of Ballinran.
Rod Stephen is an award-winning veteran journalist with more than 35 years in the radio and television industries in Australia and the United Kingdom. He is currently the producer of the 3pm – 6pm news/talk program on radio station 4BC in Brisbane.
Rod’s extensive career includes positions as Foreign Editor for the Seven Network, news producer for Network Ten and the Seven Network, writer and producer of the top rating reality TV show “ House from Hell”, London-based foreign correspondent for the Seven Network, Sydney-based correspondent for TV3 New Zealand and television and radio news presenter for the Seven Network, SBS Radio and 4BC. He is also the founder of the news and current affairs marketing arm of the Seven Network called Seven News Australia.
Rod’s investigative journalism on the aftermath of the Queensland floods and the impact on victims provides the inspiration for Aftershock.
Bill Davidson is an international media specialist, with over 25 years experience in sales, production and format distribution working in the television, interactive, entertainment and digital media sectors in Australasia, North America and Pan Asia.
He has held executive positions with major television networks include Australia’s Nine Network and production companies such as FremantleMedia Australia; Canada’s, Can West and Fireworks Entertainment; Singapore based production company Theatre Red and Los Angeles Imagination Entertainment as Head of Television.