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SYNOPSIS

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"Let's Pollute" is a modern satire on how pollution is our heritage and keeps our economy growing strong. After a brief history of the pollution imperative from before the Industrial Revolution to the present, “Let’s Pollute” follows a nuclear family polluting its way through an average day. By connecting wasteful consumerism with its corporate allies and dire environmental consequences, the film instructs us all how to be better polluters for a better, more blighted tomorrow.

Length: 6 minutes

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making of

In early 2006 filmmaker Geefwee Boedoe, long troubled by human pollution and the culture of disposability, began working on an animated short in the style of 1950s public service films. After thorough research, he developed a satire about an average family who, in a society that values waste above all else, wants to do its part by polluting as much as humanly possible.

For three years Geefwee Boedoe re-wrote, designed and animated on his own, receiving occasional critiques from friends and colleges, such as animator Tim Crawfurd, to "keep him on track". After recording Jim Thornton as the ever jubilant narrator, Geefwee then teamed up with a tiny post-production crew, including editor Torbin Bullock, sound designer Chris Barnett of Skywalker Sound, and co-producer Joel Bloom to finish the project.

Everything in "Let's Pollute" was imbued with a 50s style. The design and animation, was drawn "old school" style on paper with a black lithographic pencil, while gritty textures were created with India ink on plastic sheets and integrated into the backgrounds, to enhance the pollution theme. All the music in "Let's Pollute" is vintage, culled from mid-20th century recordings by French composer Roger Roger, with the exception of two short 'jingles' written specifically for the film.

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gallery

View film stills at Geefwee.com --->

INSPIRATION

HENRY DAVID THOREAu  "Walden" RACHEL CARSON "Silent Spring" UPTON SINCLAIr "the jungle"

getting involved

Sierra Club Greenpeace Slow Money
EnvironmenT California Pachamama Alliance World Watch Institute
Forests Forever Buy Nothing Day World Wildlife Fund

the makers

Geefwee Boedoe (story, design, animation, etc) for additional art and info visit www.geefwee.com

JimThornton (narrator) "I always wanted to be the voice of those films we heard in school" said Jim Thornton, who's wish came true as the authoritative and buoyant narrator of "Let's Pollute". By day, he is host of the Los Angeles-based KNX 1070 News-radio Afternoon Drive. By night, he may be heard as the announcer on Wheel of Fortune. He was also the voice of Johnny Gomez on Celebrity Deathmatch, the announcer in Pixar's Monsters, Inc.just to name a few. Follow on IMDB

Christopher Barnett (sound) Chris began his professional career in 1990 in music, as a music mixer, mixing hundreds of records and soundtracks for major artists in the music, television and theater industry. In 1998 he went on to join Solid State Logic, Inc., eventually heading the U.S. branch of the company's film and post-production division. In 2000 he joined industry leader Skywalker Sound and now works as a supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer. Follow on IMDB

Torbin Bullock (editor) Follow on IMDB

Joel Bloom (post production wrangler) Follow on IMDB

Tim Crawfurd (story/gag embellishments and additional animation) Follow on IMDB

Laurey Foulkes (vocals) After graduating from the Otis Art Institute with a degree in painting, Laurey taught art classes before joining the Walt Disney Studios. After a hiatus from painting to focus on raising her daughter, Laurey is once again creating her own personal art. View her ARTWORK here. She is also the featured singer in "Let's Pollute!"

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