All in this Together
The Age of Stupid producer Auckland-born Lizzie Gillett, 31, spent five years working on the climate change drama-documentary with McLibel director Briton Franny Armstrong “working through obstacles as they come up: from difficult Iraqi border officials, to Nigerian hostage situations, to raising all the money ourselves, to making and producing animation, which I knew nothing about; to running a crew of 105 people in six countries for two years, to distributing and promoting the film ourselves, to public speaking.” The Age of Stupid stars Pete Postlethwaite as an old man living in a devastated world in 2055. He watches archive films from half a century earlier and asks himself why we didn’t do something about climate change before it was too late. London-based Gillett was executive producer on McLibel. She is a list candidate for the Green Partyand was educated at Otago University where she won the award for top performing female student.