I am currently working as the cinematographer on the feature film concept Earth 2.0. We have been working on the promo now for some time. Director/Producer, Frank Da Silva has been conceptualizing the the ideas and cracking down hard on getting people involved on both the creative and funding side of things. Simon G. Powell has been working hard on the script whilst Mark Raimondeau has been working on some amazing CGI.
We spent a couple of days in the Waterloo Film studios, shooting the characters chosen to represent the ideas behind Earth 2.0 and then went to the streets of london, to shoot some exiting cut away footage.
We are having a screening on the 26 April 2011, at the Apollo theater in London where we will have potential investors and film makers coming to screen our promo.
The Earth 2.0 promo will be up soon so Keep an Eye open,
Earth 2.0 is an ambitious wide-ranging media project that champions the transition towards sustainability that humanity is now being forced to make.
With our current way of life pushing the planet to breaking point, how do we design a sustainable future for seven billion people? How do we upgrade from an ecologically destructive Earth 1.0 way of life to an eco-friendly Earth 2.0 way of life? What technological changes and value changes do we have to make?
The Earth 2.0 project explores these issues and aims to promote inspiring solutions through a combination of art, science and innovative CGI.
We have an expert panel from the project and will show the short film Earth 2.0 – Initialization, set in the Hub, a kind of technologically recast axis mundi, a modern high-tech oracle, where a new sustainable way of life can be formulated. The film comes in advance of a planned feature length documentary and introduces an eclectic ensemble of Earth 2.0 presenters.
Frank Da Silva is a film director, producer and the co-founder of the Earth 2 Channel. He is currently working on the groundbreaking feature-length documentary Earth 2.0: Time to Upgrade and a series of related media projects.
Simon G. Powell is the author of two forthcoming books: The Psilocybin Solution and Darwin’s Unfinished Business and he is currently the principal scriptwriter for the movie Earth 2.0: Time to Upgrade.
Earth 2.0 Panellists/Presenters:
Graham Hancock is a noted writer, presenter and journalist. In total Graham’s books have sold more than five million copies worldwide and have been translated into twenty-seven languages.
Dr. Rachel Armstrong is a TED Fellow whose main research concerns the development of new metabolic materials that are programmable, environmentally responsive, and have some of the properties of living systems.
Melissa Sterry is developing The Bionic City, the ultimate smart city as a model that transfers knowledge from complex natural ecosystems to a blueprint for a city resilient to extreme meteorological and geological events.
Niall Dunne is a change specialist. He has spent his professional life designing and implementing corporate systems that can change at pace and achieve scale through the power of brands, innovation and sustainability.
Tia Kansara is the founder and director of Kansara Hackney Ltd, a firm of leading specialists in sustainable design and implementation for the future generation of private and commercial clients.
Film making for me, has been a natural progression since my late teens.
I am now lucky enough to work all around the world, Directing, lighting, shooting and editing anything from documentaries, to award winning short films, music videos and promos. I have worked with internationally established musicians/bands and some of the biggest action sports Brands on the Planet covering surf, snowboarding etc.
Life revolves around experiences. Some bad, some good and some amazing. It's the amazing experiences that we are constantly striving for. These experiences are then turned into memories, that we can learn from, which will help shape us further into our own unique character. My ability to present my own experience to friends family and strangers with digital film and photo’s as my medium, is what drives me. To find out that I have inspired somebody with my art… my reward!