(14:30 mins - with animation)
(13:10 mins - no animation)

When firebrand TV reporter Jonathan Pie gets a gig presenting eco-filmmaker Franny Armstrong’s new documentary about climate change he thinks he’s in for a jolly couple of days by the seaside.

A new short film from the director of THE AGE OF STUPID and the creator of JONATHAN PIE.


Tom Walker as Jonathan Pie

Written & Directed by
Franny Armstrong & Tom Walker

Edited by
David G Hill

Post Production kindly provided by
The Farm, Bristol

© Spanner Films 2020

Franny Armstrong, TJ Hughes, Tim Stephens, Danny Cooke & Philip Martin as themselves
John Holmyard from Offshore Shellfish Ltd
Caro Warwick-Evans and Tim Van Berkel from the Cornish Seaweed Company

Filmed on location in Coverack (Cornwall), Brixham Harbour (Devon), New Beginning Productions' voiceover booth (Tiverton) and on the Holly Mai (at sea)

Produced by Franny Armstrong

Camera: Danny Cooke, Franny Armstrong
Drone: Danny Cooke
Sound Recordist: Tim Stephens
Camera Assistant & Photographer: TJ Hughes
Boat driver: Robin Hobson

Production Coordinator: Jodie Mortimore
Research: Piers Guy, Ella Gilbert, Sarah Becker

Post Production Coordinator: Kaya Harrington
Online: George Winfield
Grade: Daniel Gill
Tracklay: James Spooner
Sound Mix: Joe Siddons
Animation: Sofja Umarik
Design: Jules Bailey, Rosie Johnson

Website: Mariela Zárate, Michiel Dethmers, Rhiannon Roberts

Archive: Pond5

Music: Audio Network Ltd

Thanks to:
Tom Hooper, Paul Allen, Cas Casey, Piers Guy, Bonnie Gilmore, Bryn Higgs, Nicki Holmyard & Huw Thomas, All aboard the Holly Mai, Kevin Lyons, Everyone at The Farm Bristol, Stephen White

Crowd-Funders: Alan Waugh, Alexandra Hannaford, Andrew Marston, Anthony Smith, Cormac Farrell, Daniel Bonnett, Dragana Gavrilovic, Fenella Rouse, Frederick Mulder Foundation, Jane Neal, John Craythorne, Marion Seed, Martin Wright, Michael Brook, Nigel Franks, Pat Bushell, Plumelia Tarrant, Rosemary Haworth-Booth

Can I screen
Pie Net Zero?

Non-commercial screenings are fine - no license needed - just download a high res version of the film here and go for it.

For screenings with paying customers or any other commercial use, please contact pienetzero@spannerfilms.net

Best known for his weekly on-screen political rants, fictional news reporter Jonathan Pie is the satirical creation of actor and writer Tom Walker. Now with over 1.5 million followers online, Pie’s live shows have sold out arenas around the UK and the world, including two sell out nights at the Hammersmith Apollo. His current live show, the FAKE NEWS Tour heads to Australia in Feb 2020 and then returns to the UK. Tickets available here.

Spanner Films is best known for Franny Armstrong's Grierson-winning climate blockbuster The Age of Stupid (2009), starring the late Pete Postlethwaite - “Think ‘Inconvenient Truth’ but with a personality” (LA Times) - which pioneered the use of crowd-funding and led to the formation of the 10:10 climate campaign. We also made McLibel (2005) and Drowned Out (2001).

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