CASTLETON—Local filmmakers Justine Maine and Leanne Robinson Maine are getting ready to show their film “So Right So Smart” at FilmColumbia, the Chatham film Festival. Their movie, a documentary about companies that become more environmentally sustainable narrated by Daryl Hannah, will play at the Morris Memorial Sunday, October 25, at 12:30 p.m.
“So Right So Smart” was directed by the Maines, Guy Noerr and Michael Swantek, and filmed all over the country, with post-production done at MagicWig Productions, Inc. in Schenectady. In a recent interview at his home near Castleton the Rensselaer County, Mr. Maine said of the film, “Any time you see trees and nature, it’s all in our backyard.”
The movie highlights Interface Inc. founder Ray Anderson and his company’s move toward sustainability. The filmmakers also interviewed CEOs and staff at Stonyfield Farms, Green Mountain Coffee, Herman Miller, Patagonia, Seventh Generation and Walmart about efforts to make more environmentally friendly companies. Mr. Maine said he wanted a “cross section of different businesses” to show how companies can have less negative impact on the Earth’s resources. “We went with the [premise] that companies are the ones doing the most damage so they need to do the most clean up,” he said.