My name is Antonio Saillant, a graduate from New York Institute of Technology and CEO of Angel Light Communications and Dream Destinations LLC and I am dedicated to sustainable filmmaking.
I am announcing that our film, Knights "58", currently in pre-production and scheduled for production in 2020/2021, in Old Tappan, New Jersey will be produced 100% sustainable.
With this amazing campaign, you will be helping us, the world, spread green awareness and at the same time support our film by simply wearing our shirts.
I express my vision and passion for creating energy efficiency in movies and television. “[The motion picture industry is such a large user of electricity for its sound stage shooting and diesel fuel for its location filming [that it is a clear target for energy conservation.]”
“As one of the most outspoken ‘green’ professionals in New York City and Hollywood, I am proactive in the area of energy conservation and in helping television and movie industry colleagues push their [green] initiatives forward…In the past decade, I’ve combined my knowledge of the energy business with the entertainment industry in hope of contributing to a green planet.”
Knights "58" is a movie about the 1979 Old Tappan football team which tells the tale of how a losing [team] began to [turn that streak around and] sow the first seeds of promise and pride in the school and surrounding towns. “The whole turning point of the Knights was “[After a very long losing streak] they started being successful and then they won states in 1985, and the journey continues.
** The Good News is, Since we are filming 100% of the film in the State of New Jersey our production, KNIGHTS58 qualifies for The New Jersey Film & Digital Media Tax Credit Program, which will provides a transferable credit against the corporation business tax and the gross income tax for certain expenses incurred for the production of certain films and digital media content in New Jersey. The goal of the program is to incentivize production companies to film and create digital media content in New Jersey. [30-35% TAX CREDIT, +2% DIVERSITY BONUS]
”People always asked, “How does a film company go green?” Well, it is the wave of the future- and it is cost effective. That’s an incentive, and it is also just good common sense.
The basis of going green for the movies is to develop a recycling and conservation plan. All vendors must have a green certification. Make sure that all vendors recycle, use local products, and conserve energy. Change the way you dispose of bottled water, paper, and food products. Rent electronic equipment instead of buying-copy machines. Reuse equipment instead of purchasing it. Shut it all down when you’re not using it. Turn off the lights and turn off monitors. Fortunately, HD is digital not film. Therefore, it’s already green.
My mission is to film theKnights "58" 100% sustainable and spread awareness worldwide throughout the film and sports industry, in hopes that, we all can do our part in the global race to prevent climate catastrophe. Being a leading voice for energy policy to protect the quality of life, I am truly dedicated to tackle our region's energy challenges and harness the economic opportunities presented by clean renewable energy.
With your help and support, I can complete this amazing mission.
Cinema has always held a very important place in my life. I seek inspiration in film, theatre, music, art - and in watching other filmmakers create a masterpiece from just an idea but for me, why not green?
“The green initiative allows us to set a precedent to continue to produce high-quality productions with exacting standards while minimizing our impact on the environment.”
Check out the interview about the film, KNIGHTS58, in the NorthJersey.com website which also was printed in “The Record.”
Here is the link: Full Scoop: Q&A with Antonio Saillant
I will strive to create a positive message to people all over the world with industry-relevant information, tools, and strategies to support a Green Planet.
With your help and support we can make it happen. The next big thing in sports? Sustainability. Unity is the key solution for a better sustainable life.