Building a traditional English Pub from recycled sets

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We brought some festive fun to FOCUS 2017 by exhibiting our work as a traditional English pub for the international conference. The pub was used for a number of events at FOCUS, including the opening reception. It was a prime spot for grabbing a drink and networking with industry professionals. We were thrilled to make some new connections and to see some old friends at the event.

The sets used to create the pub included productions such as ITV’s Endeavour, BBC’s Poldark, The World’s End, Doctor Who and Sony’s TV series Snatch. We salvaged around 500 tonnes from these various productions, preventing landfill, reducing carbon and allowing sets to be recycled for further use. With our facilities in Wales, we hope to attract more industry professionals to this way of working. 

Lynn McFarlane adds:

“We aim to provide a sustainable hub for television and film productions, where filmmakers can access used materials for their work, reducing the need to build brand new sets. 

“Most of the savaged items would have ended up in landfill, but they now form part of a reclaimed prop house for the production industry.”

We were part of the Green Zone at FOCUS, along with organisations such as albert and AdGreen. Both aim to address the environmental impact of the production and broadcast industry. 

We believe collaboration is key going forward, and look forward to working with old and new colleagues in 2018. 

Congratulations to the FOCUS team for putting on yet another successful event, and we look forward to next year.

 

Dresd at FOCUS, 2017

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We are looking forward to being a part of FOCUS 2017, a meeting place for international production offering filming incentives, locations and production services from worldwide exhibitors. We’ll be a part of the Green Zone, which aims to address the environmental impact of the production and broadcast industry. As we’re a company that works with sustainability at the heart, we’re excited to meet other professionals at the forefront of sustainability. 

Our aim is to save more materials destined for landfill, so if you’re attending, please come and say hello, we’re keen to connect with like-minded and eco-friendly companies. 

FOCUS 2017 will take place at London’s Business Design Centre, December 5th and 6th. To register your attendance for the event, click here.

British Academy Cymru Awards, 2017

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We were commissioned by BAFTA Cymru to sustainably set the stage for The British Academy Cymru Awards Ceremony, 2017. The event was held at St David’s Hall, Cardiff on Sunday 8 October, 2017.

As an Albert supplier, we’ve worked with a range of clients to create responsibly-sourced and sustainable products for a number of years. We were thrilled to be a part of the 2017 event, and would like to congratulate all the winners of the awards which honour excellence in broadcasting and production within film, games and television in Wales.

The CNMI Recognition of Sustainability Award

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We were delighted to create the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (CNMI) Recognition of Sustainability Award for the world's first Green Carpet Fashion Awards, Italia 2017. The ceremony was hosted in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala, on 24 September 2017. The event celebrated Italian producers that champion community and social justice, traditional craftsmanship and innovation and technological transformation. 

The awards which were sustainably made from recycled film materials, were presented by Colin Firth to Giorgio Armani, Miuccia Prada, Pierpaolo Piccioli and Alessandro Michele. We’d like to extend our congratulations to everyone who received an award for their contributions to sustainability in the fashion industry.