The team at our production house Mammoth Screen have once again been busy finding ways to make their productions not only incredibly successful, but also sustainable.
They managed to secure the albert certification, the industry’s carbon calculator tool to measure the environmental impact of production, receiving the highest rating from BAFTA of 3 stars for their sustainable production techniques on the second series of Victoria. By rallying all departments and encouraging everyone to find ways to reduce the impact of the production, the team implemented some great initiatives.
Firstly, they worked on their direct energy use by designing how their power infrastructure is set out from the outset. LED lighting was used on the key sets , which, while common for permanent productions, requires up front planning for series drama productions like Victoria. The team also changed their energy source from a generator to grid electricity, as well as lowered their car mileage by using car and journey sharing for the Scotland section of shooting.
At Mammoth Screen we believe that lowering the impact of our productions is simply the right thing to do. To do this successfully, you need everyone to be part of it. Get your whole team involved and share the workload; and you’ll achieve great things
Howard Ella, Joint Head of Production, Mammoth Screen
This impressive achievement adds to Mammoth Screen’s productions that already achieved albert certification such as Endeavour and Poldark.. Mammoth Screen strive for albert certification for all new and returning productions. They became affiliate members of albert in 2017, enabling them to shape further the dialogue on how to lower the impact of production with industry peers.
We’re proud of the work Mammoth Screen continue to do to lower their impact, and look forward to hearing news of their next achievements.