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‘Crowd funding’ may not be a familiar term to everyone, but it’s something DFF has dabbled with in the past. We certainly wouldn’t say that it’s been a roaring success and has afforded the whole team golden top hats, but at the same time it certainly hasn’t been a failure in our eyes. (more…)
We made this video a little while back and I’d say it’s our favorite yet. You may argue that saying the tumble dryer will destroy us is a little over the top, but the message is loud and clear, at least we think so. It’s time we all started thinking about the little things. On an individual level it may not seem like much, but a planet of individuals consuming without regard to the consequences makes the little things a lot bigger.
Enough of that, enjoy our interactive video…
The Little Things
DRYING FOR FREEDOM
OUR FUTURE IS HANGING ON THE LINE!
Bournemouth based AUCB graduate film director Steven Lake will be previewing his debut environmental documentary in the Arts University College Bournemouth main lecture theatre on Friday 27th May, 2011, at 6:30 pm.
The preview screening is free to attend as the production team would like to invite the audience to provide some written feedback on the film at the end. The feedback will then be used to finalize the film before its release later this year. The film is produced by Bournemouth based award winning film production company White Lantern Film.
Steven, who lives in Bournemouth, graduated in 2009 from the BA Film Production degree at the AUCB and has been working on his documentary film DRYING FOR FREEDOM since. Working alongside him is AUCB graduate Rob Fuller who graduated from BA Graphics and Animation in the same year and is completing all the documentaries key animations.
The screening coincides with the Big Green Fortnight which aims to engage the local community and raise awareness about our carbon foot print. Steven’s film reveals the expense to the planet and financially of drying clothes electrically exploring the bans some communities have placed on outdoor clothes drying.
Whilst there is a worldwide focus on cutting carbon emissions, household are prevented from living environmentally conscious lives as outdoor clothes lines are banned by their community. DRYING FOR FREEDOM reveals the story of our love affair with energy; the people who are campaigning against it, the rules society have created to sustain it and the destruction it is causing to the planet. It explores how line drying is banned across the U.S. and how these communities are fighting for their right to dry naturally. DRYING FOR FREEDOM also shows how corporate America sold its citizens the dream of electric bliss in the 1950’s. It investigates the argument that globalization, in countries like India, continues to promote the use of electric driers over clotheslines, signifying that our future is hanging on the line.
The film will be release later this year and the production need your support to help bring this important message to world. You can follow the team on facebook, twitter and youtube and donate at Indiegogo.com or Kickstarter.com and receive a range of exclusive rewards including merchandise, personalized DVD’s and even dinner with the director.
The special free preview screening is open to anyone who is happy to share their thoughts on the film at the end. To book a ticket, please contact Tim on 01202 297009 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets will also be available on the door. For more information about the film please visit www.dryingforfreedom.com
White Lantern Film is part of the White Lantern Media Group, one of the UK’s leading digital media social enterprise groups based in Bournemouth. The vertically integrated group combines training, development, production, distribution and experiences within the screen and entertainment sectors. With innovation and talent at the heart of the business, the group aims to become a leading supplier of screen and event based entertainment in the UK.