Short Film - 2022
Directed by Phillip Rom
(PLASTIK) is a short film made with MeshMinds in association with United Nations Environment Programme to raise awareness and catalyse action to end plastic pollution in South-East Asia. The story follows a child who looks through a telescope she made out of a plastic bottle and experiences glimpses of our plastic-polluted future.
Kay Vasey, Founder of MeshMinds and Executive Producer
“To survive and evolve, humankind has had to learn by imitating the actions of other humans. We learn by watching and then doing. Films have the power to effect social change by impactful and compelling storytelling. We hope that in producing a short film with a fully South-East Asian cast and crew we can deepen engagement and catalyse long-lasting behaviour change amongst the region’s youth audience to take individual and collective action to end plastic pollution."
The film was shot in Sepang, Malaysia. The set provided meals without the use of single-use plastics and required the crew to use their own reusable water bottles, while opting for digital call-sheets and scripts. Carbon emissions from transportation during the shoot days are calculated and compensated 150% through tree planting.
(PLASTIK) has been featured on: UNEP's World Environment Day Website | Asian Development Bank
(PLASTIK) has been featured by media on: Mashable South East Asia | Tatler Asia | Prestige Online |Mini Me Insights | FeMag Online | Marketing Interactive | Malaysia Trend | Remaja | Siakap Keli | The Rakyat Post | Reported Crime | Wahu Times | Guang Ming Daily | Sin Chew Daily | SAYS | NOODOU