Every year, an estimated 8 million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean joining another 150 million tons of Plastic already there. And what’s even more staggering is that water treatment plants are not able to filter all of the microplastics that are going into the sea contributing to climate change and the potential mass extinction of marine life. Together with Idol Studios, we produced a 30-minute documentary that shows how to innovative ideas around the world are helping solve the plastic crisis.

Directed and edited by
Filipe Lodi

Written By Leslie Maliepaard
Felipe Lodi

Special Thanks

Rediscovery Centre
Dunia Designs
Lisa Burke
Ed Coleman
Jon Maliepaard
Daniela Mora


Idol Studios

The Planet Calls

Leslie Maliepaard

First Assistant Director:
Thalita Figueiredo


Leslie Maliepaard
Evanna Lyons
Lisa Burke
Marcin Kulik
Jon Maliepaard
Sarah Clear
Luke Murphy
Ava Maliepaard

Filming Locations

Ireland (Dublin Surrounds)

River Dodder

Portmarnock Beach

Sandymount Beach

Web Footage

Andrew Thomas
Jakub Gorajek
Joseph Redfield
Kelly Lacy
Peter Fowler
Ruvim Miksanskiy
Tom Fish
Engin Akyurt
Magda Ehlers
Matthias Groeneveld
Michal Marek
Sean Johnston

Web Footage

  • Beach Walk – Unicorn Heads

  • A Guy Walks Into a Bar – The Whole Other

  • Mornful Departure – Asher Fulero

  • The Long Voyage To Outer Space – Sir Cubworth