|PRODUCER||Heather Millard of Raven Films|
|SOUND||Gunnar Steinn Úlfarsson|
|MUSIC||Biggi Hilmars & Damien Rice|
This feature-length documentary film tells the story of a few Icelandic people, not afraid to stand out from the crowd, who are taking a different path towards a more sustainable future. Academics, politicians, farmers, scientists and visionaries all demonstrate how the isolated country of Iceland could – with a little help from their friends – become not only a testing ground for new technologies but also a completely sustainable ecosystem. Punctuated with beautiful photography and a rousing soundtrack from Ampop frontman, Biggi Hilmars and featuring Damien Rice, ‘Future of Hope’ is an inspiration for a changing world. http://www.futureofhope.co.uk
Henry Bateman has spent the last twelve years working around the world for most of the major networks; BBC, SKY, CNN, etc. as a cinematographer, director and producer. He has covered global events such as the Asian Tsunami, the violent Nepalese general election and the 2008 earthquake in China for broadcast to millions of viewers worldwide. He is passionate about pointing the lens at people and stories that would otherwise not receive public attention and has drawn on his socio-political experience for 'Future of Hope' which is the first feature length film that he has both filmed and directed.
Awards and nominations: Nominated for Best Documentary EDDAN 2011. / Special Jury Mention at the Energy Film Festival, Switzerland.