Speaker at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool 2018

Steve Barron

"What Hempen Homespuns Have We Swaggering Here?”

For MTV in the 1980’s Steve directed Michael Jackson’s Billie-Jean and A-Ha’s ‘Take On Me’ videos. His Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), was the first independent to take $100 million in the US. Comedies like ‘Coneheads’ starring Dan Aykroyd followed and UK football hit ‘Mike Bassett: England Manager’. Then TV mega-series ‘Merlin’ with Sam Neill, Treasure Island featuring Eddie Izzard and Elijah Wood and ‘The Durrells’ (2016), BAFTA nominated for best Drama.

More recently Steve has pioneered researching and developing Bio-Plastics from industrial hemp at his Margent Farm in Cambridgeshire.

What Hempen Homespuns Have We Swaggering Here?

BAFTA and Emmy-nominated director and producer Steve Barron will describe his transition from film to farming to create a cleaner and more sustainable world. In conjunction with the University of Cambridge, Steve has established Margent Farm to explore the ability of industrial hemp to revolutionise construction with its adaptable and highly efficient properties. From film cameras to houses, Steve will reveal the enormous opportunity for hemp to redefine our environment.

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