So it is my great pleasure to announce that I have been taken onto the mothership that is The Chase, an creative consultancy based out of Manchester. The Chase has recently opened up a film arm, The Chase Films, headed by the Oscar-nominated team Mark Gill and Baldwin Lee, alongside Alex Roberts. Despite knowing Mark and Baldwin for several years, I only had the privilege of working with them for the first time in August this year for a fashion documentary on Private White V.C., a clothing brand also based in Manchester (or Salford if you want to be precise). The film is due to be released imminently. Following this shoot, I was offered to come on board as a producer for the agency, and I'm tickled pink!
For now though, it is full steam ahead on E-LIFE. I am currently in Austin, Texas, meeting with Dell computers as SXSW Eco rages all around. This trip to the US should be the last location we visit for this production as we're planning on beginning post-production in November back in the UK. In early September, I was again in the US with E-LIFE's US producer Tom Fox-Davies to film e-Scrap in Florida. e-Scrap is the world's largest eWaste recycling conference in the world and we met many fascinating individuals and organisations there, one of which was the Goodwill Industries International, who have partnered with one of the world's biggest computer manufacturers Dell computers. Goodwill collect used electronics which Dell then repurpose, repair, or recycle into a new consumer product in the closest thing to the circular economy we have seen so far filming for E-LIFE. We plan to film with both organisations in Austin at the end of the month.