Forest 500 is the world's first ratings agency for rainforests. It tracks how key companies, investors and governments are performing in the race to remove deforestation from global supply chains.
Forest 500 was produced in conjunction with the COP 21 Climate Conference that was held in Paris. This is the third film Moth Collective has created for the Global Canopy Programme, a tropical forest think tank working to demonstrate the scientific, political and business case for safeguarding tropical forests as natural capital.
Moth is a multi-award-winning animation studio formed by Daniel Chester, Dave Prosser, and Marie-Margaux Tsakiri-Scanatovits.
Since collectively graduating from the Royal College of Art, they have quickly become renowned for their perceptive, emotive storytelling. Whether it’s examining the looming threat of artificial intelligence, the effects of rainforest deforestation, or the plight of refugees, their colorful, hand-drawn animation style and narrative cadence possess a maturity and profundity.
Their projects have been screened and awarded in festivals worldwide, including a BAFTA nomination for Matter Fisher in 2011, a British Animation award for HIAS: For the Refugee in 2016, a D&AD Graphite pencil and Annecy Crystal Award for their New York Times piece Modern Love: A Kiss, Deferred in 2016, as well as an ADC Young Gun Award and a YCN Professional Award for their greater portfolio of work.