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To improve the environment we need to change our infrastructure. This factual film looks the effects these plans have on our environment and daily lives.
Yelena Kensborn
United Kingdom
2 Team Members

What Roads?

The whole world is now talking about global climate, emissions while trying to find a way to find a more environmentally friendly way of transportation. The re-construction can only happen once and this is the point in history where we’re about to make that change.

We want to tell the story about the future of roads.  They are fundamental to our lives.  They have been a part of our societies since the beginning of time.  In our current age they have dominated the news and our lives.  Through the commute to work to how we live our lives when faced with the prospect of climate change.  They define our potential and our weaknesses – the car has become a status symbol of the modern world.   Yet the humble road that they travel on is undergoing massive changes.  How we live our lives are affecting roads.  Politicians are planning out how our roads and cities will look.   The roads that will be the veins and arteries of the metropolises of the future.  But are those assumptions they make correct? Are they making the right decisions?



We are going to examine that future. Working with Salmonick Productions we want to show the world what the future may look like and how it will affect us.  Animation will allow us to show to the viewer how the concepts would look like in practice and allows us to examine the real situations.

Salmonick are brilliant animators from the Netherlands, who will help us to illustrate and demonstrate our future.   The concepts we will explore while they may sound familiar - will with animation be bought to life.

We’ve researched this subject and now we want to bring our research to the screen.

With interviews from scientists, engineers, politicians and academics we will examine the issues that will affect travel by road and the roads themselves.   We aim to show how the future’s uncertainty is leading us in many potential directions.  With critical analysis we want to show how the world may end up looking.

Throughout human history roads have evolved alongside us.  From the advent of the wheel to Roman roads, the horse and buggy and the internal combustion engine the challenges facing keeping humanity moving have evolved as our technology and societies have.


This is not the most obvious subject for a documentary it’s true.   But it’s a fascinating one.  With car ownership on the rise globally and travel and it’s “problems” dominating more and more of our lives it has become even more apparent that what the future holds will define us.

What We Need & What You Get

We've been chasing one professor for a while. He's based in Harvard and comes to Europe from time to time, but never to London and never on time. We've been speaking to him since the beginning of the documentary, when we came across his very exiting idea about a emission-free city. To get this interview, we need to cross the sea. 

We also need to attend conferences and discussions on this side of the planet, which we so-far have had a limited access to due to lack of funds. We want to be in the centre of the discussion and follow the decisions as they are being made.

Our animators also need to start building vehicles, cities and roads. They need to start putting theory into practice and create the future world we'll live in.

If we don't reach the entire goal but get some support, we'll start with the interview in Harvard, pay our animators and start looking for transitional means of funding until we can carry on. Having you guys on board would help us so much for that, as that would help us show that we have support.

Other Ways You Can Help

Hey guys if you see this and can't support please help spread the word - we really appreciate all the help we get to spread the word!

More updates to follow!

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    Hey so even the smallest contribution helps us! We really appreciate every little contribution. If you can help us we'll send you a tweet and help spread the word of any projects you may have going as well.

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    Thank you credit + Post card

    Everyone who helps us make this documentary a reality gets a thank you credit. We also produce personalised funny postcards, by taking pictures of the weirdest roads of London, adding text to them and sending them out electronically. Everyone gets their own.

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    Get a unique poster of your choice, either of the animated world or a photo from an interview with one of the experts. We add personalised messages from other our team or the expert.

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    Get a road named after you. Choose a name (within broadcast standards) of a road, building, or future vehicle and we'll animate it in our documentary.

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    See the directors cut before anyone else and share your opinion with others. We will host this event in London Bridge and would love to see you there. We'll provide food and wine, give you your own package (which includes a DVD copy, posters and photographs) along with an Q and A with our team.

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    Learn 3D. Our animators are happy to share their knowledge with you. Through Skype you'd be able to ask questions, find our more about techniques of your choice or familirise yourself with the mathematics of 3D. Master this art by learning from the experts.

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    You need to be in London for that, but this is a chance to meet our director, ask questions and express your opinion about the doc.

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    Be a part of our team. We'll make you a part of the process, share your thoughts with us and follow the production on a daily basis.

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