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Design Lifestyle & Culture. | The Plastic Age “#Earthday” (#Documentary)

We all talk about the Stone Age, the Iron Age and the Bronze Age, but what era are we living in right now? People are starting to refer to us as the – far less romantic – Plastic Age. We make 288 million tonnes of plastic a year, and unlike paper, metal, glass or wood, it does not oxidise or biodegrade, instead it ends up in our oceans, making the ratio of plastic to plankton 100:1. The way to make use of The Great Pacific Garbage Patch? Bionic yarn. Co-designed by Pharrell, G-Star’s RAW for the Oceans collection is the world’s first denim line created from plastic that has been fished out of the big blue and recycled. Find out how we can pick 700,000 tonnes of plastic up off the sea floor in our documentary, made possible by G-Star, The Plastic Age.

An ALLDAYEVERYDAY Production

Directed by Jake Sumner
Writers Jake Sumner and Zach Neumeyer
Director of Photography Austin Cary Rhodes
Producer Kate Cunningham
Executive Producer Lucy Cooper
Editor Zach Neumeyer
Original Music & Sound Design Dražen Bošnjak at Q Department
Colorist Jaime OBradovich at Company 3

Additional Photography by
Ryan Dickie, Brett Jutkiewicz, Daniel Kanes, Sesse Lind, Prune Brenguier, Yusuke Hayamizu, Nobutaka Shirahama, Jake Sumner

Sound
Colin Alexander, Rob Bluemke, Tony Leonardo, John Reynolds,
Diana Sagrista, Travis Sentell, Gary Stevenson, Jake Sumner

Camera Assistants Sonny Brown, Lindsay Mann, AJ Wilhelm

Unit Producers Michaela McKee, Cedric Troadec, Andrew Runkle, Andrea Pinto, Clémentine Duzer
2nd Unit Director Kate Cunningham
Production Manager (LA) Noelia Estrada
Production Coordinators Amy Crowdis, Julia Palermo, Sebastian Stein, Ty Demura
Data Management Rob Bluemke, Brian Williamson

Production Assistants
David Bly, Mike Brady, Natalie Carpenter, Michelle Faeroe, Andrew Ilson, Tom Kogut, Vijayta Narang, Julia Palermo, Sylla Saint-Guily, Lyle Shanahan, Michael Smith, Deno Williams, Kelly Zimmerman

Post Producers Tara Holmes, Jenna Gabriel
Animation and Art Direction Lessa Millet
Assistant Editors Andrew Taylor, Kete Bennis, Kyle Grandmaison

Stock Footage Provided by
Algalita Marine Research & Education
Joel Sadler at Aerial Archival
Lewis Teague Wright

Interviews (in order of appearance)
Dr Marcus Eriksen
Pharrell Williams
Dr Wallace J Nichols
Anna Cummins
Dr Mike Biddle
Capt. Charles Moore
Capt. Paul Watson
Cyrill Gutsch
Kahi Pacarro
Megan Lamson
Tim Coombs
Tyson Toussant
Shubhankar Ray

i-D
Global Head of Video Danielle Bennison-Brown
Senior Video Commissioning Editor Jack Robinson
Head of Branded Production Fiona Scott
Head of Creative Development Bunny Kinney
Project Manager Cat Crawford
Associate Producer Declan Higgins
Production Manager U.S. Eleanor Galloway
Production Manager Tiwirayi Magwenzi
Production Coordinator Tom Ivin

Special Thanks
Adrian Grenier, Keith Edmeir, Dave Ransome, Mollusk Surf Shop, K&M Camera, Doug Woodring at Ocean Recovery Alliance, Lewis Teague Wright, Charlie Smith, Jeanne Gallagher, Kona Brewing Company, Tracy Williams of Tracy Williams Ltd., Arthur Huang, MINIWIZ, Jordan Howard, Eadoin Quinn at Sims Municipal Recycling, Piotr Lozak

A Very Special Thanks To
Parley for the Oceans
Bionic Yarn
G-Star RAW

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