Plastic is Forever

What happens when you throw plastic trash away? Dylan, a 13 year old filmmaker from the San Juan Islands, follows plastic trash to where it ends up, and shows how kids can help make a difference in a world that is increasingly dependent on plastic.

  • Dylan D'Haeze
    Director
  • Dylan D'Haeze
    Writer
  • Dylan D'Haeze
    Producer
  • Dawn D'Haeze
    Producer
  • Kevin D'Haeze
    Editor
  • Dylan D'Haeze
    Editor
  • Dylan D'Haeze
    Cameraman
  • Kevin D'Haeze
    2nd Cameraman
  • Eric Stolberg
    Sound Sweetening
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    19 minutes 24 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 5, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Red
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • International Ocean Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    March 11, 2017
    North American Premiere
    Environment Award
  • Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival
    Philadelphia
    United States
    April 22, 2017
    East Coast Premiere
  • Arizona International Film Festival
    Tuscon
    United States
    April 30, 2017
    Southwest US Premiere
  • Sunscreen Film Festival
    St. Petersburg
    United States
    April 30, 2017
    Florida Premiere
    Best Children's Film
  • International Wildlife Film Festival
    Missoula
    United States
    April 19, 2017
    Best Children's Film
  • NFFTY
    Seattle
    United States
    April 30, 2017
  • SiciliAmbiente International Film Festival
    San Vito Lo Capo
    Italy
    July 18, 2017
    European Premiere
    Audience Choice Award
  • Port Orchard Film Festival
    Port Orchard, WA
    United States
  • Kids First Film Festival
    nationwide
    United States
  • Dancing With Films
    Hollywood, CA
    United States
    June 10, 2017
  • San Diego International Kids Film Festival
    San Diego, CA
    United States
    August 26, 2017
  • Global COMMFFEST
    Toronto
    Canada
    October 14, 2017
    Canada
  • Friday Harbor Film Festival
    Friday Harbor, WA
    United States
    November 4, 2017
    Local Hero
  • Wild and Scenic Film Festival on tour
    Eastsound, WA
    United States
    September 22, 2017
  • Wild and Scenic Film festival
    Nevada City
    United States
    January 10, 2018
  • Thunder Bay International Film Festival
    Thunder Bay
    United States
    January 27, 2018
  • Awareness Film Festival
    Los Anglese, CA
    United States
    October 5, 2017
  • Evolution Mallorca International Film Festival
    Mallorca
    Spain
    September 28, 2017
  • Bermuda International Film Festival

    Bermuda
    March 1, 2018
Distribution Information
  • The Video Project
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Dylan D'Haeze

Dylan is a 13 year old first time filmmaker who took on a journey to learn all about plastic pollution and how it affects the planet. His goal is to reach kids worldwide thru the power of film and show them that they are not powerless, that their daily actions will affect our future.
UPDATE: Plastic Is Forever has been selected to 30 film festivals and important environmental summits around the world, and has won many awards! It has been translated into Spanish and Italian.

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Director Statement

The success of this film has surprised me! My goal of educating and inspiring kids has come true! Because of the success, I have made two more films which are now a series called KIDS CAN SAVE THE PLANET. It's amazing what you can achieve when you put your mind on something!