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.
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
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