Posted on 4th July 2019

Note to Set Designers

How to cut waste at the construction and disposal stage

With the support of all involved, horror short Blue Door worked to reduce their environmental impact across the entire production process. Focusing their attention on construction and transport, the production’s largest environmental impacts, the team worked with Dresd and Excel to cut their carbon and their waste.

Taking waste reduction to new level, the Blue Door set and all props were constructed entirely from pre-used materials which were taken away by Dresd to be used once again on another shoot.

With the exception on the rushes which were transported by bicycle, Excel’s range of hybrid cars were used for cast a crew. With an efficient fleet, no idling policy and route efficiency measures, together the team shaved signification transport emissions from the productions carbon footprint.

Producers Megan Pugh and Ben Clark, “we will always be hugely grateful to Lynn and Duncan (Dresd), for all their hard work, not only sourcing building materials and prop items to construct the Blue Door set, but also for their brilliant creative efforts. It is amazing that through reading the script and holding many skype meetings between London and Cardiff (also reducing unnecessary mileage and carbon emissions!) they were able to build, dress and bring to life Blue Door using entirely reclaimed supplies.”