Green Lane Films Is Five Years Old!

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Green Lane Films is five years old and is celebrating by looking back at some of the highlights from the last five years.

This year, a University of Plymouth project won a ‘Green Gown Award’ for sustainability achievements in the Academic world. We showcased the project in a video as part of the application process. Project Leader, Janet Richardson, claims it was thanks to the video that they were successful.

In Nov 2009 Totnes Job Centre gave filmmaker Emma Goude £300 towards some camera equipment. She bought a 2nd hand Canon DV camera oand an eMac that was barely able to handle the editing software.

In that first year Emma secured commissions with Dartington Hall Trust and Schumacher College, both progressive, ground breaking organisations. She had the honour of filming Vandana Shiva and Joanna Macy, two inspiring feminine activists. But it was the Transition Network that kept her going financially. Rob Hopkins gets invited to speak at many events around the world but in his commitment to mitigate the effects of climate change, he doesn’t usually fly.  Instead, Emam made countless DVDs of him giving his presentations.

Year three and Green Lane Films received another commission from the Transition Network to make In Transition 2.0, an hour long documentary showcasing inspiring projects around the world that are tackling global issues at the local level.  

Here is the trailer which has received over 70,000 hits on YouTube

The 4th year was a little sparse but Emma took the opportunity to invest some money back into the business and upgraded all the equipment. But the 5th year is so full of highlights, it will have to be bullet points only:

Happy 5th Birthday to Green Lane Films!  And a particularly large thanks goes to the Inland Revenue for keeping me going with Working Tax Credits!


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