Multi award-winning film Trashed takes Jeremy Irons on a journey from scepticism to sorrow; and from horror to hope in a world full of waste.

Irons looks at the risks to the food chain and the environment through pollution of our air, land and sea by waste pollution.

The film reveals surprising truths about very immediate and potent dangers to our health. It is a global conversation from Iceland to Indonesia between the film star and scientists, politicians and ordinary individuals whose health and livelihoods have been fundamentally affected by waste.

Visually and emotionally the film is both horrific and beautiful: an interplay of human interest and political wake-up call. But it ends on a message of hope: showing how the risks to our survival can easily be averted through sustainable approaches that provide far more employment than the current ‘waste industry’.


WINNER Tokyo International Film Festival 2012 -TOYOTA Earth Grand Prix Special Jury Prize.
WINNER 30th International Environmental Film Festival – Special documentary award 2013
WINNER MAUI Film Festival 2012 Audience Award Movies that matter
WINNER Grand Prix, Kyiv International Documentary Film Festival 2013
AWARD OF EXCELLENCE – The LA Movie Awards 2013
WINNER ‘Palme Verte’ UK Green Film Festival 2013
SPECIAL MENTION International Documentary Award from Cinemambiente Festival 2013
WINNER – Best Editing – LA Movie Awards 2013

For the Trashed website click here

Made with the support of Sigrid Rausing

The Producers wish to thank the following companies whose help made this film possible
Sony Professional Europe
Canon Broadcast UK
The Vitec Group
Anton Bauer
Lite Panels
Petrol Bags
Tiffen Filters
Iceland Air
The Mill, London

Special thanks to
Tim, Lou & George Parker
David & Lynne Parker
Paula Curry
Clive Oxenden
Asif Rangoonwala
Fiona & Joss Wilbraham
John & Lala Wilbraham
Dominic & Roselle Hyman
Simon Williams & Lucy Fleming
Bryan Youl
Ian Ogilvy
Barnaby & Matilda Ogilvy
Richard Gerstein
Graham Ralph
Mark Bos
Evangelos Kalafatis
Miles Stormer
Laura Metaxa

Technical Supervisor
Neal Davies

Additional Editing
Neal Davies
Charlotte Cameron-Vidler

Production Co-Ordinator
Jess Dax

Assistant Producers
Tiffany Sharp
Harriet Grecian
Nathan Pawley
Holly Ducker

Sound Recordists
Paul Cameron
Adam Prescod
Dave Burn
Lee Charallah
Caroline Robinson
Rich Whitley

Doug Martin
Dan Harrison
Dan Harbour

Camera Assistant
Laurence Richards

Edit Intern
Ben Higgins Milner

Location management (Lebanon)
Task Force Media

Travel Co-Ordinator
Helen Wheatley

Bjarni Brynjolfsson (Iceland)
Ana Marie Luca (Lebanon)
Susan Hammond, War Legacies Project (Vietnam)
Dang Hong Nhut, Ho Chi Minh City Association of Victims of Agent Orange (Vietnam)
Paul Matthews (France)

Paul Matthews
Olivier Cointre
Nguyen Trang Thu
Bassem Boustany
Nadine Elali

Archive Footage

Images used under licence from
Algalita Marine Research Foundation
Fotosearch 2012
Footagebank HD
David Fenwick Photography
Linda Birnbaum interview by Sanford Lewis, Strategic Video
The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS
Ted Talks
Aerial footage by Bradley Media Inc
Aerial footage by Skyworks Ltd
Time lapse cinematography by Dominic Boudreault
Excerpts from How a waste-to-energy plant works
Produced and Directed by Engineering Timelines
Funded by Institution of Civil Engineers R&D Panel
Wang Jiuliang
Guus Debouille/Footage Search

Archive Photographs
Terry McCormac
Cascadia Research
Chris Jordan
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Centre - Brenda Becker
Alejandro Falibrino
Gregg Segal
Green Prophet
Allish Murphy

Voice Over Recordists
Joel Corby
Bastian Kammerich


Online Editors
Daniel Budin
William Barnett

Associate Producer
Tabitha Troughton

Director of Photography
Sean Bobbitt B.S.C

Additional Photography
Steve Robson
Peter Ditch
Joe Yaggi
Titus Ogilvy

James Coward
Kate Coggins
Jamie Trevill

Sound technician
Vangelis Saitis

Music Composed and performed by

Art Director & Graphics
Gary Waller

Luke Morrison

Film Post Production
The Mill, London.

Sound Post Production
Creativity Media

Sound Supervisor
Richard Kondal

Dialogue Editor
Richard Fordham

Sound Designer
Jack Gillies

Sound Re-Recorder Mixer
Steve Single

DCP Mastering
Pat Wintersgill
Dave Evans

Sound Post Production Producer
Patrick Fischer

Executive Producer
Tom Wesel

Consultant Producer
Edward Mirzoeff

Executive Producer
Jeremy Irons

Executive Producer/Producer
Candida Brady
Titus Ogilvy

Candida Brady

© Blenheim TV Films Limited 2013. All rights reserved.

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