Greenway Projects

A more environmentally-responsible approach to film-making

Film production is often an energy-intense business with a large environmental impact – from the carbon footprint of cast, crew and equipment being transported large distances, to the resources required for the construction of sets for drama that are simply thrown away at the end of a production. The Number Three team were committed to finding a more environmentally responsible approach…

Location-based shooting, using existing resources wherever possible

Shooting locally in the Birmingham area

Recruiting cast and crew from the local area

Travelling via public transport wherever possible

Undertaking carbon-offsetting activities

We used Albert’s carbon calculator to assess the impact of our production and joined volunteers at The Heart of England Forest planting trees to offset our footprint – and hopefully create a carbon surplus. We have another session for cast and crew planned for once the lockdown is lifted.

A model for future productions

Number Three is more than a film. It’s a template for future Greenway Projects – compelling stories told through zero-carbon productions, creating opportunities for new talent to work with established professionals, and all proudly based in the Midlands.