We keep thinking about how as a design studio we can improve our carbon footprint and some of the sustainable ways of working which we have implemented into our productions earned us the EMA GreenSeal. We want to share some of the efforts that we do because they are really very simple and can easily be implemented by anyone who wishes to give some much-needed love to Mother Earth.
All of our catering is vegan - besides being healthy, a plant-based lifestyle is both the most compassionate and also the less polluting choice we can make, (for reference, 56 billion farmed animals are killed every year by humans which do not include fish and other sea creatures).
No plastic bottles - true story! And we still managed to stay hydrated - we have a big Berkey filter on set which purifies tap water and people drinks from either their water bottles or the real glasses which the caterers bring (along with real plates and real cutlery).
We have really clearly marked recycling bins so it is super easy for everyone to see where to put what.
We have a compost bin. Food leftovers are offered to the crew to bring home and if there are still bits left behind they get composted.
We collect all of the printouts and bring them back to the office for double-sided printing.
We ask the beauty department to only use cruelty-free products and email them PETA's list for easy referencing.
Sets, props, and wardrobe which can't be returned are donated to shelters and organizations who can put them into use.
For more information on what it takes to meet these production standards please see their site:
We started making playlists to get to know each other a little bit more through music. Each month a new member of the team picks a few of their favorite songs– this month was Diego's turn. Here were his picks:
We have merch! On a recent trip to Japan, we learned how Yummy Colours tranlates phonetically in Japanese.
We interviewed with Tasmin Kingswell at Mix Magazine to discuss how colour is at the cornerstone of every project we work on. It is often one of the first things we research and define when beginning a project. Maaløe says, "Building colour palettes is a mix of instinct, daily influences from observing the world around them and meticulous research." Check out the full article here.
ENOUGH! Is a gun violence PSA conceived by Ezra Hurwitz and Robert Fairchild as a dance driven anthem for gun safety and arts education. The project was filmed in New York in partnership with Everytown for Gun Safety, and in collaboration with singer/songwriter Sia, visual artist Marcel Dzama, choreographer James Alsop and the students & staff of National Dance Institute.