"Eric Daniel Metzgar confirms his status as the most unique and talented young documentarian in America with his latest and best film. The result is as beautiful and unsettling as it is philosophically rigorous."
"Intelligent, moving...a vivid characterization of an impassioned journalist." VARIETY
"This sophisticated, analytical, and lyrically heartbreaking account should become required viewing for anyone who cares about the future of ideas."
GEOFF GILMORE, SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL
LIFE. SUPPORT. MUSIC.
"Transcends one's perceptions of medicine, music and even miracles."
"Metzgar’s documentary forces you to consider what makes you you, as well as what makes life worth living…a fabulous documentary about common people unwilling to concede defeat when it comes to someone they love, and an individual who overcomes the impossible.”
“An Independent Spirit Award-Truer Than Fiction nominee for his debut, Metzgar has now completed yet another transcendent, incredibly moving piece of cinema with his sophomore effort. His work ethic may be DIY (he produces, directs, shoots, and edits his films), but his aesthetic is the best of what modern cinema can offer us—finding inspiration in the unlikeliest of places, masterful storytelling, and gorgeous cinematography.”
"A film that has caught the fancy of critics around the globe…an inspiration to thousands."
THE CHANCES OF THE WORLD CHANGING
“One of those special films that combines masterful filmmaking with incredibly engaging subject matter…an enchanting score… exquisitely photographed."
INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY MAGAZINE
"This is cinema verité on every scale, an epic nestled in the eternal moment... With poetic, luminous images, The Chances of the World Changing is not just about turtles...it's a meditation on time [and] mortality."
“Finally, we come to my personal favorite, The Chances of the World Changing ... required reading.”
“A triumphant film... The Chances of the World Changing stands as an object lesson in the kind of inspired things that are possible within slender means.”
“Brilliantly and thoughtfully realized...exceptionally beautiful storytelling”
PLANET IN FOCUS
“You can't make up a story like this...just as you can't help but be fascinated and moved by it.”
“Even if you care not a whit for turtles, or the extinction of certain species thereof, you’d have to possess a cold, reptilian heart indeed not to be moved.”