The global Seatrade Awards’ nominations have just been announced, and the Human Element resource has been shortlisted in the Safety at Sea category.
With an awards ceremony at London Guildhall in April in front of HRH Princess Anne, the Seatrade Awards are one of the most respected global maritime award schemes, with the brand becoming an internationally recognised symbol of excellence. The prestigious scheme rewards those who have demonstrated innovative solutions for safe, efficient and environmental shipping and is in keeping with the goals and objectives of the International Maritime Organization.
The Human Element was co-produced with KVH Training Link the no. 1 seller of Maritime Training Films, and Pukka Films wrote and produced the 30 minute resource which was released in 2013 and has already sold over 500 copies in its first 9 months.
The British Safety Council recently wrote an article about how during the past decade, film has played an increasingly vital role in improving safety culture in industries as diverse as maritime, waste management, security, transport and health.
They looked at why it’s such a compelling call to action, and how changing behavioural patterns through drama can save lives.
And, of course, given that nature of the article, they came to talk to us about what we do and how we do it. To read the article and to find out how film can change behaviour click here.
CEOP have today launched a new resource for schools aimed at helping children identify exploitative relationships.
The film was shot by Pukka Films in the summer and the schools pack and resource written and designed by Pukka Films. The resource has been awarded the PHSE Association kitemark of excellence for a quality assured resource; in their citation they state: “We believe that this film is an excellent resource in itself and as a stimulus for discussion in PSHE lessons. It is very well-researched and the supporting resources will help PHSE educators put together engaging lessons for pupils on this critical issue. We are therefore delighted to offer it our Quality Mark.”
Exploited is the second resource aimed at 14-16 year olds produced by Pukka Films for CEOP, following on from the award-winning Exposed which was produced in 2010 and has now had nearly 400,000 views on YouTube and been seen in schools around the country.
Earlier this week, Anglo American hosted their second annual Global Safety Day, and employees in every part of the organisation took two hours out of their normal day to take part. The theme this year was planning and we designed a film, leader’s guide and other collateral in line with this theme.
The film follows an analogous approach, featuring characters from a 5-a side football team at work, at home and at play. The film is narrated by the main character and the voice over was recorded in six different languages so it was suitable for the global Anglo American audience.
We filmed in Rustenburg, South Africa over the Summer, working with local cast and crew. Locations included several football pitches, a house and a Platinum mine, where the team had to go 1.5km underground for the filming.