Billets and Blooms

Billets and Blooms

Climate Neutral, a carbon certification non-profit, turns climate aspirations into action for companies with a clear roadmap, a simple set of tools, and an incentive to eliminate their carbon.

February 15, 2023

With the high carbon footprint of aluminum production, one entrepreneur realizes he’s part of the climate problem when his company booms into success. To address the issue, he creates a climate neutral certification to guide companies toward decarbonizing the economy and to help consumers identify their efforts. For one employee whose family in Puerto Rico was affected by volatile climate conditions, the issue is particularly personal.

Director Dominic Gill is a former environmental consultant who launched his career in filmmaking by riding a tandem bicycle from Alaska to Argentina while picking up strangers on the back. In 2008 he debuted his film on the subject at Banff Film Festival taking home the Special Jury Prize with a distribution deal by the UK’s ITV4. The film, which is also a published book, has been sold many times over to over 30 territories around the world. In 2011, Dominic formed Encompass Films with his producing partner Nadia Gill. While he focused on building a strong reputation in the outdoor brand world, he also vigorously pursued his cinematography craft. While working on his own feature directorial debut "Coming to My Senses" he also DP'd the film "Riders of Destiny," which premiered at Thessaloniki film festival in 2019. Dominic has won numerous awards for his publishing and film work, a select few include the National Outdoor Book Award, Hiscox Courage Award Austin Film Festival, & Best Feature Documentary Mammoth Film Festival.

Producer Nadia Gill has been creating content in the outdoor space since 2011. Formerly an attorney, she decided to pursue a career in filmmaking after meeting her directing partner Dominic Gill. Together they formed Encompass Films and produced two seasons of a travel adventure series titled "Take A Seat: Sharing a Ride Across America" which was distributed by NBCUniversal. After cutting her teeth in TV, she decided to focus the company on building branded content. Over the next few years under her direction, Encompass Films built a branded clientele including Red Bull, Timbuk2, Black Diamond Equipment and more. Dozens of short films she produced have played at festivals across the US including Austin Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Miami Film Festival, Banff Mountain Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Festival, Big Sky Film Festival, Mountainfilm In Telluride, Wild & Scenic Film Festival and more. In 2017, she completed producing her first feature documentary titled "Coming to My Senses" which premiered at the Austin Film Festival winning the Hiscox Courage Audience Award. It was acquired by The Orchard and released on Netflix in 2018.

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