The Renunciation Ceremony is the ceremony climate refugees from Arizona, Nevada, and Utah must undergo before they are allowed to join the Zomer community. They must exorcise their memories and accept the Zomer animist religion. 
The women dressed in white are THE INITIATES. THE MUSICIANS represent the 12 houses of the Zomers. 
BEHIND THE SCENES
Amy fits drummers Kevin and Solomon into their costumes.
Amy fits drummers Kevin and Solomon into their costumes.
Solomon rehearses for the shoot.
Solomon rehearses for the shoot.
Trash from the film shoot
Trash from the film shoot
Compost from the film shoot
Compost from the film shoot
PROCESS
Amy prepares the canvas quilt for me and her to sew.
Amy prepares the canvas quilt for me and her to sew.
Detail shot of the canvas quilt.
Detail shot of the canvas quilt.
The musicians are focused as composer Thomas Lemuel conducts the first rehearsal.
The musicians are focused as composer Thomas Lemuel conducts the first rehearsal.
Drummers Kevin Moran and Solomon Newbon learn the beat and have fun.
Drummers Kevin Moran and Solomon Newbon learn the beat and have fun.
COSTUME DESIGN RESEARCH
CREDITS
Producer - BROOKE HARBAUGH
Costume Designer - AMY CHIAO
Cinematographer - TOM RHODES
Composer - THOMAS LEMUEL
Dancers - AVALON GREENBERG - CALL, YUNJU CHO, ALICIA PAK
Musicians - THOMAS LEMUEL, SUSANA PINEDA, SOLOMON NEWBON, KEVIN MORAN, HOLDEN KING, RAFAEL LUNA 
Production Manager - JAZZI RHODES
Production Assistant - CHASEN WHITSON 
Director, Production Designer, & Creative Director - URSULA ANDREEFF
Special Thanks To ​​​​​​​
LOS ANGELES ECOVILLAGE  - for allowing us to film in your home