LET'S PLAN A HOLIDAY (CLIMATE CHANGE SHORT FILM 2017)

SYNOPSIS

Three young adventurers decide to go on holiday and begin planning where they want to go. They shortlist some of the most amazing travel destinations around the world, but there is a serious problem..

 

AWARDS

Finalists in the British Safety Council Film Competition 2017. Our film made it into the top 5 out of 47 films submitted around the world.

ABOUT

The Young Filmmakers Competition 2017 by the British Safety Council was brought to Shanil’s attention on Twitter. He liked the challenge to create a film on the topic of “Risk” so he decided to enter the competition making a film based on climate change. The film made the top 5 out of 47 around the world. The awards ceremony and premiere of the film took place at Regents Street Cinema in London. Mark Kermode opened the film with a fantastic speech, describing the film as “different” and a “world’s first climate change comedy.”

 

PRESS

Winners, selected out of nearly 50 entries, expressed their delight at the opportunity as well as the chance to shape discussions around what health and safety means today.

 

British Safety Council 60th Celebration

BSC Winners

 

CAST & CREW

Ned - Bernardo Santos
Jay - Mass Nokhas
Sophie - Pippa Harrison
Cinematographer - George Peck
Producer & Editor - Rachael Sutton
Exec Producer & Director - Shanil Kawol

 

Q&A WITH SHANIL KAWOL

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO MAKE LPAH?
As a keen explorer of the world I am saddened by the natural wonders of the world rapidly dying out. I watched Leonardo Di Caprio’s “Before The Flood” in 2016 which was a great documentary for the people who care about the cause, but I felt most people wouldn’t spend time watching this. I wanted to find a way to tell people about climate change in a way that isn’t throwing facts and figures at people’s faces, but more about how it will affect them on a more personal level.

TELL US A FUN FACT ABOUT THIS EXPERIENCE.
Our initial idea for this film competition was ‘Designer Babies’, but we then scrapped it in favour of climate change. As interesting as the topic was, about how we can now choose the gender, traits and maybe even personality in a baby before it’s born, the idea was too big to handle in the time constraints available to us.

WHY DID YOU ENTER THE COMPETITION?
It’s any filmmakers dream to see their film play on the big screen. I was immediately interested when I heard about the opportunity to see your film play at the iconic Regents Street Cinema in London, and also the chance to meet Mark Kermode!