Why make Green movies and tv productions
Emissions, sustainability, and climate are unavoidable topics today in most industries. Film and TV productions are no exceptions. We already have clearly defined guidelines on how to produce film and TV in Denmark with a focus on reduction of emissions.
It is not yet mandatory, but it’s only a matter of time before it will affect the film and TV industry. And there’s actually money to be saved in being more ‘green’. We would love to help you with that.
We have many years of experience in producing ‘green’ film
In a close cooperation with BFTP.DK and Green Producers Club, we have developed guidelines for the production and have tested them in real life situations in our own productions over the last 5 years.
We have produced and developed film of best practice in Denmark and knows exactly where to start and how to meet all sustainability requirements, based on the industry’s “sustainability handbook” https://www.bftp.dk/handbogen. We would very much like to help you getting started with producing with a minimum of emissions, which is good for the climate, ethics and economy.
What does it take to make a green film
In order for us to be able to convert your production into a green film or TV production, we would like to be involved already in the early pre-production. For film productions, we would like to be involved already in the application phase.
There are some things that have to be adjusted in the budget prioritization. And then each film- and TV department has to have a workshop, where we go through a series of sustainable measures that you have to implement in your next film- and TV production.
These are not elements that radically change the production form or content, but it does require that all functions from runner to director are aware of their resource consumption.
During the actual production and post-production, we offer to have a climate consultant attached. One who takes care of the practicalities until your film crew can take over these functions themselves. After the production is finished, we will help you to finish up the climate report, to get the overview and data of the productions total use of emissions.
If you want a certification, we can also help you. You can become ‘Green Film’ certified if you achieve the necessary points, which are calculated using the BFTP’s sustainability plan.
Green Film is an international certification scheme developed by the Trentino Film Commission in Italy and is currently used by many European film funds. In collaboration with you, we are responsible for data collection and documentation. We create the climate report using the Green Producers Tool and Bureau Veritas as a third party auditor, who verifies all collected data and ensures the final certification.
It might sound a bit circumstantial? That’s why we’re here to help you get started.
What does a CO2-reduced film production cost?
The price for our work obviously depends a lot on the size of the production and your skills in green production methods.
The price will be somewhere between DKK 50,000 and 200,000 for the first production, where there is a lot of work with training the film crew. On future productions, internal functions will be trained to take over our work, which will lower the costs.
There will also be a permanent saving on e.g. food and water on your productions, which will cover some costs for the consulting services.
How do we get started with sustainable film and TV production
The best place to start is, of course, to have a face-to-face meeting. Where we can talk about what your needs are and where we can explain in a little more detail how the process for a sustainable film and TV production can be designed.