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?
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.