Powerful climate change documentary produced in Bath premiered at COP27

November 11, 2022

Octopus Films, the Bath video production company, has partnered with the University of Bath for the second year running to make a hard-hitting documentary to coincide with the United Nations Climate Change Conference. 

ActNowFilm2 – like last year’s ActNowFilm – pulls no punches in showing the rapid escalation of climate impacts on people and places over the lifetimes of participants, in multiple locations across the world, and that now is the time for urgent action to stop climate change. 

While ActNowFilm included clips from young people, ActNowFilm2 features younger and older generations from every continent, except Antarctica, in conversation, exploring how climate change is affecting them, their hopes and fears for the future, and how things have changed over their lifetimes.

It premiered at this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), where it received a very positive response.

ActNowFilm made its debut at last year’s GAUC Climate Youth Summit and was also screened at COP26 as well as at the UN Biodiversity Conference and Climate Week NY. 

Octopus Films creative director Ellie Edwards said: “We were honoured to be part of this hugely important project. Climate change is an issue our team feels passionate about and our foundations in sustainable film production align so well to the ethos of the film. 

Our hope is for this to be a powerful way of showcasing the impacts of climate change over the lifetimes of both living generations, and a way of giving a voice to those that would not normally heard.”

As well as working with students from the University of Bath, Octopus Films also again  teamed up with Cambridge Zero, Cambridge University’s response to the climate crisis, on ActNowFilm2.

The firm was founded 10 years ago as a full-service video production company working with clients ranging from BBC’s Countryfile Live, the British Council and Medical Detection Dogs.

It helps organisations and businesses connect emotionally with their audience. It rebranded from its original name of Bower Films earlier this year. 

Watch ActNowFilm2 here



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