Twelve Minutes: Unpacking Profit Margins

by Sam McLoughlin in Falmouth, England, United Kingdom

£310

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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by December 22nd 2019 at 2:03pm

A SHORT DOCUMENTARY TACKLING THE ISSUE OF PLASTIC, AIMING TO SHIFT THE BLAME OF PLASTIC USE FROM THE CONSUMER TO THE PRODUCER.

by Sam McLoughlin in Falmouth, England, United Kingdom

 THE TOPIC OF ENVIRONMENTALISM IS A PROMINENT ISSUE IN THE DISCOURSE OF SOCIETY. IN EXPLORING THIS DISCOURSE, TWELVE MINUTES LOOKS NOT JUST AT WHY PLASTIC IS AN ISSUE, BUT WHY IS IT STILL AN ISSUE. 

AS A DEVELOPMENT FROM OTHER PLASTIC FOCUSED DOCUMENTARIES, TWELVE MINUTES AIMS TO EXPLORE  NOT JUST THE PROBLEM, BUT THE NUANCES OF THE ISSUE OF PLASTIC WASTE AND PRODUCTION. 

WHERE DOES THE BLAME LIE?

Green Production

While making an environmentally focused project we felt it imperative to align our production with green production techniques. We have followed the handbook on green productions put forward from wearealbert.org making sure all aspects of our documentaries production stay as green as possible. We understand that some things cannot be avoided but greener options can be taken, such as a single round trip while filming with all crew in one vehicle to minimise our carbon footprint. 

We will also be allocating a section of our budget to planting trees to offset our carbon emissions that will have been tracked through every stage of production! 

Meet the crew

Alice Poulden - Director & Editor

IN MY ROLE AS DIRECTOR, I AIM TO CREATE A POWERFUL DOCUMENTARY ADDRESSING POINTS THAT I HAVEN’T HEARD BEING RAISED AROUND THE ISSUES OF PLASTIC WASTE. THIS DOCUMENTARY AIMS TO BE NOT ONLY POLITICALLY CHARGED AND VISUALLY INTERESTING, BUT STRIVES TO BLEND THE CONCEPTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES AND SOCIETAL BLAME.


Sam McLoughlin - Producer & Sound Designer

WORKING AS PRODUCER, I HOPE TO BRING STABILITY AND ORGANISATION TO THE PROJECT WHILE CLOSELY COLLABORATING WITH MY CREW. I AM IN THE PROCESS OF SECURING INTERVIEWS WITH SEVERAL HEADS OF COMPANIES TO DISCUSS THE PROBLEM OF PLASTIC POLLUTION IN TERMS OF THE INDUSTRY THEY ARE FROM.

Freya Moogan - Cinematographer & Research/Publicity 

PREVIOULSY WORKING ON NARRATIVE PROJECTS THE MOVE TO DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING IS AN EXCITING NEW CHALLENGE. I THINK THAT THE PASSION THAT I HAVE FOR MY ROLE COUPLED WITH MY LOVE OF EXPRESSIVE, HUMAN-CENTERED NARRATIVES WILL MAKE FOR A VERY INTERESTING FILM.

Our plan


We are currently in the process of arranging a mass public interview, engaging with the local community asking consumers for questions that they wish to pose to companies. We aim to give interviewees a reusable paper bag with our logo and an information pack about the project which we hope people will engage with.
We are also planning a series of interviews with a range of company officials from some of the brands supplying unsustainable packaging, asking for their thoughts, future plans and views on the issue of plastic pollution. In these interviews we will also bring forward a selection of questions from our previous public interviews, taking position between the consumer and producer of every day brands and products.
The project will also focus a case study on a consumer living on a lower budget and the problems they face in trying to do their best to avoid single-use plastic while living within their means. 

Budget

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A4 film poster designed by our publicist and illustrator! (And all of the above)

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