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VIDEO: Plastic Free Pledge releases new film in a bid to turn the plastics tide
Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod
Bottle Boy

Plastic Free Pledge, the Hove-based anti-plastics charity, is doing its bit to publicise the risk of plastics to our oceans with a new film, Bottle Boy.

Starring Jason Flemyng, best known for his roles in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, the two-minute film tells the story of a lonely nine-year-old who tries to find friends by throwing a message in a plastic bottle into the sea in Brighton.

But when a council litter picker – played by Flemyng – sees what the young boy’s up to, he teaches him a brutal lesson in marine ecology and the importance of not throwing single-use plastics into our oceans.

The film was written, directed and produced by Tony Burke through Dead Bird Film and shot on Location in Brighton, and represents an acting debut for 10-year-old Ronnie Wrenn from Hove.

Bottle Boy

Bottle Boy Credits

Written, Directed & Produced by Tony Burke

Client: Claire Potter, Plastic Free Pledge
Production company: Dead Bird Film
DoP: Richard Lonsdale
Sound recordist: Shane Gravestock
Editor: James Mclean, Gorilla Editors

Sound Design: James Benn, Bark London
Colourist: Max Goldini, The Farm Group
Costume: Tess Loe
Stills: Alex Bamford
Runner: Ned Smith

Special thanks: Matt Chodan, Damiano Vukotic & RSA Films

Click here to find out why Claire Potter won the 2017 P.E.A. Award for Arts.

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