A global movement to stop the largest companies in the world from destroying the Arctic for profit.
I created a short piece, briefed with the keyword of 'hope' to map to the facade of Friends House, the office of Quakers in Britain. Other contributing animators were Jordan Foster, Chris Stoneman, Matt King, Tom Wall, Bruno Costarelli, Sipos Mihály, Daero Ra, Clive Shaw, Daniel Wiedemann, Alexander Andrew Boyce, Sunghwoa Gong.
2014 News flash, from Nic and all the Arctic defenders at Greenpeace UK...
"Prepare yourself for some BIG news".
"Shell’s new boss, Ben van Beurden, has scrapped Shell’s 2014 Arctic drilling plans".
"This is a major result for everyone who has fought for the Arctic and presents a huge opportunity to protect the Arctic for good".
"Right now, Van Beurden is deciding Shell’s strategy for the future, and he’s under a lot of pressure to make some big changes".
"Just two weeks ago, in the face of falling profits, Shell had to release its first profit warning in ten years. And thanks to a broad range of environmental groups, a US court ruled that Shell couldn’t drill in Alaska this year".
"Investors are really nervous, and vast amounts of money have been wasted on fines, leases and equipment. Shell’s $5 billion Arctic experiment has been a failure".
"Ten years ago, when Shell first decided to gamble on oil in the melting Arctic Ocean it might have looked like a good investment. Fast forward to 2014 and Shell have nothing to show except financial loss and reputational disaster. The world has changed and big oil is not the future".
"It’s time to move on. Let’s make it happen".