Without an alternative to fossil fuels for the aviation industry, one start-up keenly understands the urgency of reaching global climate goals by disrupting air travel. Sustainability, for this company, means not staying grounded, but innovating the way we fly entirely and convincing policy officials, airlines and suppliers to come aboard. Their proposal? A hydrogen-fueled commercially viable plane that will replace ones fueled by kerosene.
Director Richard da Costa worked as an actor, writer and theatre director throughout the 1990s and early 2000s before starting Floating Harbour, a production company based in Bristol, UK. He has subsequently worked for many years directing and producing a great many films for multiple platforms and organisations with a particular focus in recent years on sustainability, the environment and climate change. Work has included films for the United Nations Foundation, The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (UK Gov), The Cabinet Office (UK Gov) and The Laudes Foundation. In 2018 he directed the award-winning documentary Last Breath (Netflix/BBC/Arte) which premiered internationally at Hot Docs 2019.