How a new generation of eco-filmmakers are challenging broadcasting convention
From the Age of Stupid to the End of the Line, and next year’s Just Do It, independent filmmakers are innovating with radical film subjects and creating whole new funding streams.
It was the kind of recognition that gives all budding, low-budget, environmental filmmakers hope.
Patrick Rouxel, director of Green, distributed the film freely on the internet and sent it to film festivals worldwide and has since won a string of awards and gained a distributor – although he says that ‘no conventional broadcasters want to screen it.’
Rouxel’s filmmaking method is inspiring but rare. Most filmmakers rely on significant investment to get their films made and securing this can take years.