Film-Maker & Environmental Activist. ✊🏼🌍 Join The Rebellion 👇🏼
Film-Maker & Environmental Activist. ✊🏼🌍 Join The Rebellion 👇🏼
Congratulation to the @ourplanet team for winning an Emmy for best documentary series last night!! It was a dream come true to be spend time in Kenya with the crew last year. So much hard work and dedication goes into making a show like this. - Much deserved! 🎉
We live in uncertain times and it can be hard to find reasons to stay positive and hopeful, however as summer draws to a close I’m feeling full of excitement for what’s to come. I’ve always found happiness in throwing myself into new and challenging projects; the mental focus required keeps me present and motivated. These past few months of taking time out and talking to friends has helped solidify an idea I’ve had in my mind for a while now. Starting something new always feels scary... The fear of failure and sense of insecurity can be overwhelming and even debilitating. However it’s important to remember, that regardless of the outcome, there is no greater feeling than just saying ‘FUCK IT’ and taking that first leap of faith... So with that in mind I’m excited to announce more in the coming weeks. 🤪🏃♂️
Teamwork makes the dream work. With @bosfoundation 🎥
In the wild, orangutan mothers raise their offspring for eight years, teaching them the skills they need for life in the forest. Without this vital bond, the babies are unable to survive on their own in the wild. Just like children they need help. At @bosfoundation , human surrogate mothers take on this role, preparing the orphans for a life beyond the rehabilitation center. It was truly incredible to see the @bosfoundation surrogate mothers interact with the orangutans, giving them the care they require. 📷: @aliceaedy
Shooting in the Central Kalimantan, Borneo with @bosfoundation Working up close with rehabilitated Orangutang was one of the most unique experiences I’ve had. It was important we wore masks at all times to ensure the safety of the animals and protect their health. In this image I’m also wearing an easyrig which helps take the weight of the camera and made shooting long hours in the jungle more bearable.
A teenage Orangutan in the care of @bosfoundation in Central Kalimantan, Borneo. Orphaned orang-utans are incredibly vulnerable in the wild. They are commonly rescued by @bosfoundation from deforested areas, mining sites, plantations and villages. After 3 months in quarantine, the young orphan finally joins the others in the rehabilitation program. The under-twos start in the Nursery where they learn to climb, make friends and explore; rarely straying too far from their babysitters. Then, in Forest School, the orphans improve at foraging for food and making nests, learning directly from their caregivers. @bosfoundation is currently taking care of as many as 530 orangutans at our rehabilitation centers. 📷: @aliceaedy
Over the next few days i’ll be sharing some images from my trip to Borneo documenting the work of the @bosfoundation who work tirelessly on the frontlines of conservation protecting and rehabilitating Orang-utans. This was one of the most challenging trips I’ve ever done and I know the same is true for @aliceaedy and @timkellner I felt incredibly lucky to have such a talented team around me and deeply moved by the time I spent with the brave conservationists and these extraordinary animals.
@finnharries dreaming of a brighter future. It was a pleasure to attend the world premiere of the first all-electric @mini I’m proud to support any innovation taking steps toward reducing carbon emissions and toxic air pollution in our cities! 🌱⚡🚗 #MINIElectric #MINI #ChargedWithPassion #advertisement
I’m excited to help launch the first ever all-electric @Mini ⚡️ As we all know, electric vehicles are a crucial step towards transitioning to a carbon neutral world. 🌍 They’ll also help make our cities greener, cleaner and quieter. 🌱 My first car was a little red Mini. 🚗 I saved up all my money to buy it and my god did I love that car. It’s exciting to see this brand pioneering the way for a cleaner future! #ChargedWithPassion #MINI #MINIElectric #Advertisement More info: MINI Cooper SE*: Energy consumption in kWh/100 km combined: 13.2/15.0, Fuel consumption in l/100 km combined: 0, CO2 emissions in g/km combined: 0. The driving range depends on a variety of factors, especially: personal driving behaviour, selected route, weather conditions, usage of heating/cooling and preconditioning. *These figures are preliminary values and have not yet been confirmed. Subject to change.
I’m excited to be partnering with @MINI again to talk about the first all-electric MINI. The campaign is all about being Charged With Passion. For me that means finding ways to live more sustainably on this beautiful planet of ours. What makes you passionate? #ChargedWithPassion #MINI #MINIElectric #advertising
It felt amazing to premier ‘Disconnected’ at Sheffield documentary festival this year. A huge thanks to everyone who worked on this film; @archiepearch , @fraserrigg @a_m_martinez @rossleppard @sashkopotter @josephbicknell and Eren Önsoy. We saw some truly incredible documentaries across the weekend. The one that took my breath away was @forsamafilm , a feature documentary that tells the astonishing story of a 26-year old female Syrian filmmaker, Waad al-Kateab, who recorded her life on the front lines of the Syrian civil war. I also really enjoyed Apollo 11, Diego Maradona and Seahorse. Fuelled with inspiration, and hoping we’ll be back one day with a feature film of our own!
‘Disconnected’ screening at Sheffield documentary festival in one week today!! (Oatly Showroom Cinema 2, 8th June ) 🤗🎥
Thanks for all the birthday messages! Sending love from our campsite last night. 🏴🏴🏴 📷: @maxc20
My interview on CNN with the legendary reporter Christiane Amanpour in which we discuss the climate emergency and the tactics of Extinction Rebellion.
Alice in Kenya on the @ourplanet shoot. Shot on 35mm. 😍
Joining the crew in Kenya to go behind the scenes of ‘Our Planet’ was a once in a lifetime opportunity. This show took four years to make and uses some of the latest camera technology - including a cineflex camera, which can be mounted on the helicopter behind us. We spent a week in the Maasai Mara learning about the threats facing grasslands and how this effects wildlife around the world. It was amazing to see just how much work goes into making a show like this. I’ll be sharing a behind the scenes film soon, but for now ‘Our Planet’ is live on Netflix! Have you seen it? 📷: @brooklynbeckham
Existing in this time of information overload and all the pressures that come with social media can be intimidating and overwhelming. I find being open about my emotional wellbeing, regular exercise and meditation keep me grounded. What works for you? 📷: @aliceaedy
So excited for this to drop! It was a huge privilege to go behind the scenes on the making of @ourplanet , a @netflix and @wwf production four years in the making. Unlike anything that has come before, @ourplanet documents this beautiful earth whilst also exploring the impact of humans and our rapidly changing climate. Narrated by the legendary David Attenborough, it’s available on Netflix worldwide on April 5th! #ShareOurPlanet
If you’re under the age of 25 then climate change is going to have a drastic effect on your future. The action we take today directly determines the severity of the crisis in the future. If change won’t come from the top (and the last 20 years tells us it won’t ) then it must come from the youth. What @gretathunberg has started gives me so much hope and joy. Fight for your future and join a school strike near you on the 15th of March. Your future relies on it! Video courtesy of @350org
Here’s a short clip from my interview on @bbcnews this morning. I’ve never done this sort of thing before, so it was definitely a learning curve. Victoria asked some tough questions, and though I’m certainly not an expert, I did my best to express the fears that many young people have. I’d love to know your thoughts. It's now live on youtube if you’d like to watch. Link in bio.
This is a short clip from a talk I recently gave at Vevolution Festival. I discuss my various journeys travelling to the front lines of climate change and what we can do as individuals to create change. Full video now on YouTube, link in bio.
On this #internationalwomensday i’m celebrating the woman in my life. You are strong, bold, kind, courageous and ambitious. You consistently charge forward with grace and elegance, defying expectation and rewriting the rule book. Thank-you for teaching me to be a better man. 📸: @amyhugheshallett
This week I was one of nine activists arrested for protesting outside the International Petroleum Conference in London. I didn’t set out to be arrested, I never have been before and I’m not here to endorse the act. 13 hours in a cell isn’t fun… But this is the action I chose to take because, frankly, I am terrified for the state of my future and we have run out of time. The conference is an annual event in which all the biggest names in the gas and oil industry meet to network, discuss the future of their industry and figure out how to make more money. (That they really don’t need ) Science clearly tells us that we must keep two thirds of fossil fuels in the ground if we are to curb carbon emissions and stay below a 2 degrees rise in temperature. However this is an industry that has no intention of stopping, an industry who have consistently focused on corporate profits and short term gain at the expense of our future. Just 25 companies are responsible for 50% of carbon emissions. Forget changing your light bulbs and having shorter showers, these are the real climate criminals. Climate change is the greatest social justice issue of our time. 99% of climate related deaths occur in the world’s least developed countries even though those countries contribute to just 1% of emissions. The future will see extreme weather patterns, sea level rise, mass migration and disease. This may sound alarmist, and I wish it was, but it is unfortunately fact. Climate change is not something happening in the future, it is happening now, it is not just an urgent issue... it is an emergency. Whilst we can’t choose whether we will be affected by climate change (most of us will ), we can choose whether we will be bystanders. 📷: @extinctionrebellion
Brain Fart 💨 I think the fear of sounding like a hypocrite has prevented many people from talking about climate change. We are all responsible for the varying forms of environmental degradation that plague the planet today but we MUST be able to talk about these issues without fear of being ridiculed for hypocrisy. It’s hard to leave your front door without having some sort of negative impact... but should this mean we can’t discuss the issue? If we are to move forward in the fight to save the planet (ourselves ), we must stop pointing fingers at each other. (Unless they’re a CEO of a major fossil fuel company or climate denying politician... then go right ahead 🙃 ) Individual action adds up, but the actions of certain companies and the inaction of govement trumps all. We must find a way to move pass individual blame and start to collectively take action. It is ultimately our only hope. With that said, there is power recognising that you’re not doing enough. Recently I’ve begun to feel uncomfortable with my carbon footprint from flying so I’m going to be making some changes. The first is to drastically reduce my air travel this year and the second is to offset all of my carbon emissions. Carbon offsetting is obviously not a solution, but it is a positive step in the right direction and a simple action I can take today. I’ll be posting more about this soon. What do you guys think? Do you worry about these sorts of things? What did you think about the school strikes this week too? 💨
Missing my brother Finn who is spending three months living in Tokyo after four years in New York. I’m starting to think it’s personal...come home soon.
Being able to travel with my work is one of the greatest privileges. With @Americanexpress by your side for travel tips and Global Assist when you need it, your office can be anywhere. #Amexlife #Amexambassador
Catching the last rays of sunlight in Trancoso before we leave. I’ve been overwhelmed by the abundance of nature and natural beauty here. 🍃 🇧🇷.
Who’s doing Veganuary this year? Last year felt so exciting to see veganism move out of the sidelines of counter culture and into the mainstream. Reducing and eliminating your meat intake is simply the single biggest thing you can can do as an individual for the environment. This year record numbers have signed up to @weareveganuary to commit trying a plant based diet for a at least a few weeks. (14,000 people on the first day! ) With vegan options becoming cheaper and more widespread, why not give it a go? I gave up eating animal products four years ago and I’ve never felt better. What are your New Years resolutions? ✊🏼🌱