Wasteminster won GOLD at the 1.4 Awards in the Planet Positive category
Greenpeace's Wasteminster won gold at the 2021 1.4 Awards, in the inaugural Planet Positive category, beating presitigous competition such as Pulse Film's #WeThe15 and Gripping Film's #ImagineFor1minute shorts.
1.4 is a self-funded project that has been featuring the very best directing talent in short form filmmaking since January, 2012. Curator Lyndy Stout has been at the forefront of championing this work for many years – first as deputy editor of Creative Review and latterly as editor of shots for over a decade. The 1.4 Awards Show reflects this by celebrating the world’s cleverest and most original short-form filmmakers.
The Planet Positive category was introduced in the 2021 awards, to honour shorts that inspire climate action and positive change.
Wasteminster is a uniquely original depiction of what would happen if the plastic waste the UK exports each day was instead dumped on Downing Street. Voiced by two of Britain’s best impressionists, Jon Culshaw and Matt Forde, the animation is intended to raise a smile at the impressions of Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, and raise awareness of the plastic pollution crisis the UK is creating overseas as well as putting pressure in the government.
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