Jan 2012: Janet to save the planet
The judges have met, the awards have taken place, now we can make it public: Henry Steedman, with his film ‘Janet’, has been announced as the winner of the Great British Refurb film competition by Kevin McCloud and the judging panel.
Henry’s film is about a woman who is ‘doing her bit to save the planet’. He has won a fantastic prize of a WWF-UK film commission for the ‘What Wood You Choose’ campaign with a £5,000 budget, as well as further bonuses of cash and camera equipment. Here is a short video with Henry just after the event.
The judges took about an hour to come to a decision on the night of our award events held at Channel 4. From the seven shortlisted films, they chose ‘Janet’ as it was fun, quirky, and engaging. The judges also picked the two runners up:
- In second place 'C'Mon Britain! Insulate' by Stuey Burnett
- In third place 'Eco-Home Boys' by Ben Mills.
The GBR campaign ran from 2009 to 2012 and ended with the passing of the green deal legislation.Here are our successes
The campaign was set up three years ago with the ultimate aim of making it easier for owners to eco-refurb their homes. And to a massive extent we achieved just that. The Green Deal, which is a government policy which will enables all of us to refurb our homes with no upfront costs is a game changer and we are proud to have been a catalyst and indeed on occasion cattle prod to that happening. So now when the landscape of home refurb is changing dramatically, it is time for us to take a back seat too and let the politicking end and the real world Great British Refurb commence.