Oxfam #ShowtheLove for Valentine's day!
Stephen Fry, David Harewood, Dermot O'Leary, Jarvis Cocker, Emilia Fox and more.
Show the Love in Ridley Scott Associates latest film.
Ridley Scott Associates (RSA) has created a 101sec film as part of the Show the Love campaign for Valentine's Day. Spearheaded by The Climate Coalition - a group of over 100 organisations including CAFOD, Greenpeace, Oxfam, RSPB and WWF - this will be the start of an ongoing campaign to ensure world leaders make decisions to protect all we hold dear.
Directed by Stuart Rideout the film features a range of well-known actors, chefs, musicians and business women, who have all donated their time to raise the profile of climate change. The film will use a classic poem – Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 - 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?' which the artists bring to life, line by line to create a stunning 101 sec film. The film ends with a strong message for the public to join a call for action on climate change. Share the film and show the love.
The Cast: Stephen Fry, David Harewood, Alison Steadman, Deborah Meaden, Dermot O'Leary, Meera Syal, Raymond Blanc, Jarvis Cocker and Emilia Fox.
Ridley Scott Associates, "We’re proud to have worked with the Climate Coalition on this film. At RSA we have a rich tradition of working with causes close to our heart. And in the capable hands of director Stuart Rideout and the brilliant talent involved, we have a powerful and emotive short that we hope will draw attention to climate change, and the irreparable damage caused to our environment every day."
Oxfam Supporter, Stephen Fry "Climate change is already happening yet not a lot is going on when it comes to doing something about it. When you think about losing what you love because of climate change, it’s a no-brainer to want to see things change for good."
"It’s time our world felt the love. We need to stop climate change so that the things we love are not lost."
The film will premiere on the 11th February just before Valentine's Day and the public will be asked to 'Show the Love' by sharing the film, wearing green hearts and telling the world what they love that could be lost to climate change.
RSPB Supporter Alison Steadman, "One of the many things I love but stand to lose are bees. They are SO small but SO vital - if we lose them, it would be devastating. The world would be far less colourful, far more hungry and the cost of replacing their service would be billions. It's Valentine's Day let's not lose the things we love most, especially the birds and bees!"
The film is part of a week long campaign turning Valentine hearts green. Artists, thought-leaders, millions of supporters, community leaders, students, corporates, politicians, craftivists will make public declarations to show their love in the face of climate change.
This Valentine's Day make what you love part of something bigger. #showthelove
To see the film first visit: www.fortheloveof.org.uk/signupnow
This year is an important opportunity for tackling climate change. In December, world leaders will be gathering in Paris for the UN Climate Talks where they have agreed to sign up to a global climate deal.
The Climate Coalition’s ‘Show the Love’ campaign aims to make sure that the government and big business know that the public cares about climate change and expects them to make Paris a pivotal moment in tackling it. The campaign aims to show politicians who are embarking on a general election campaign that tackling climate change is important to us because it will affect the things we love most, like our lifestyles, our children’s futures, our hobbies, passions, safety and well-being.