Gasland’s Josh Fox returned this summer with a shocking short documentary about the hydraulic fracturing process (aka fracking) in New York City. Seeing as we’ve been stimilating your creative skills by presenting you with some shorts by established filmmakers we thought it fitting to share this one with you as well.
As most of you will know, Fox’s 2010 Academy Award nominated film Gasland follows his exploration of the fracking industry and the devastating consequences for the people and land surrounding the drilling sites.
His latest short, the eighteen minute long The Sky is Pink takes a look into the pursuit of the loosening of regulations so that fracking can also take place in the city of New York. Shocking statistics of how regularly failures are likely to occur within the pipes really brings into perspective the dangerous nature of fracking and the serious consequences involved. The breaking and leaking of the pipes usually causes contamination of the water supply and land around the pipe, leading to severe health problems.
Fox uses some short clips from Gasland within the film and short interviews play a key role and add expert testimony to scientific findings.
The filmmaker is very much continuing the work he began in Gasland, and at the end of the fiilm we receive the confirmation that Gasland 2 is in the pipeline.
This short is a good example of how to keep the momentum going and keep your audience between films. It is also a great way to make use of all the good quality material that you had to leave laying about on the floor of the edit suite after you finished your film.
Take a look at The Sky is Pink here:
If you want to know more about fracking and get updates on upcoming projects see related to the film(s), please visit the Gasland website by clicking here.