Louise Marie Smith is the Founder and Managing Director of Neptune Sustainability - a consultancy specialising in decarbonising film and television production.
Louise's academic background is in science and resource management. Following several years working within an interdisciplinary Environmental Consultancy producing Environmental Impact Assessments for a variety of industries, Louise established Neptune in 2006. By 2011, Neptune's client focus shifted to the film and television industry and following two years of research into the workings of the industry, life on set, and the resulting environmental and climate impacts of production, she began work on her first studio feature in 2013.
Some highlights of this time have included:
- A year with the BBC working on rolling out Albert to independent production companies, and building it into the BBC commissioning requirements.
- Advisor for the Grid Project with Film London.
- The British Film Commission's Stage Space Design Strategy
- Seeing the first zero-emissions Voltstack battery on a feature film (No Time To Die)