Wasteminster: A Downing Street Disaster

Wasteminster is a uniquely original depiction of what would happen if the plastic waste the UK exports each day was instead dumped on Downing Street. Voiced by two of Britain’s best impressionists, Jon Culshaw and Matt Forde, the animation is intended to raise a smile at the impressions of Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, and raise awareness of the plastic pollution crisis the UK is creating overseas as well as putting pressure in the government. All statements in this film are direct quotes from Boris Johnson and his government.

Director: Sil van der Woerd, Jorik Dozy
Length: 01:53
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English
Year: 2021

Additional Info

Director Biography: Dutch directors Sil van der Woerd & Jorik Dozy started to co-direct in 2017. In their Music Videos and Short Films they combine exotic locations, stunning cinematography and high end visual effects to tell heartfelt stories that often touch on ecological and humanitarian issues.   In 2018 their works received 28 award wins. Music video Birthplace, about the the pressing issue of plastic pollution in our oceans, won Best Music Video at the prestigious CamerImage film festival (Poland) and Video Of The Year at the AIM Independent Music Awards.

Director Statement: “We didn’t want to put words into Boris’s mouth so we went through hours of interviews and speeches by Boris and the government where plastic pollution and the environment were discussed and quotes were extracted. All statements in the film were made by Boris and the government.”

Producer: Sean Lin