Walk the red carpet at 2024 IPF with the U.S. premiere of Planet Wind
Oceantic Network (formerly the Business Network for Offshore Wind) is proud to announce the highly anticipated U.S. premiere of Planet Wind, a new film by Andy Evans, an Australian renewable energy pioneer, that explores the history, culture, and transformative potential of offshore wind across the globe. The film will be shown at an exclusive reception and screening on Tuesday, April 23 for attendees of the International Partnering Forum (IPF), taking place April 22-25, 2024, in New Orleans.
Planet Wind follows Creator and Host Andy Evans as he tells the stories of offshore wind energy in eight countries. He is joined throughout the film by over 20 offshore wind experts who share their personal experiences with the industry and reflect upon their impact on the development and future potential of wind as an energy source. Oceantic Network President and CEO Liz Burdock is among the leaders featured in the film for her contributions and support of the industry over the past decade.
“We’re excited to tell the world about offshore wind and host the U.S. premiere of Planet Wind at 2024 IPF in New Orleans, one of the future hubs for offshore wind in North America,” said Evans. “The film demonstrates a visionary perspective on the sustainability of wind energy and energy interdependence, and I eagerly look forward to sharing this perspective with offshore wind industry leaders at IPF in New Orleans.”
The location of the screening will be announced in the coming months. Interested attendees can reserve space at the reception and screening as part of their IPF registration for no additional cost.
“Thank you, Andy and Dom, for lifting our industry’s voices and shining a spotlight on what we do. I’m so grateful and humbled to be part of this film,” said Burdock. “This movie shows we are all part of the global offshore wind market and reinforces that what we do every day has meaning and impact. Planet Wind is the perfect example of how we should be telling our story as an industry. We need to think big, bold, and new. If we don’t change the way we tell our story, people aren’t going to hear us.”
The movie showcases the human stories and real reasons why offshore wind energy has flourished, and the importance of the wind as a planetary force that can be utilized to power our world. It demonstrates the growing demand for electricity worldwide and how offshore wind offers a promising solution to energy independence, reductions in carbon emissions, and new jobs and economic opportunities in areas hit hard by industrial decline.
The leadership, dedication, and artistic direction of Evans and Director and Producer Dominic Allen bring Planet Wind to life and makes the film a must-see — especially for those in the offshore wind industry. Since it’s official release in Australia in November, Planet Wind has received rave reviews.
“Traveling with Liz to Bedford to film the U.S. portion of Planet Wind was a special experience and one that highlighted for me the role the U.S. is playing in harnessing this powerful resource,” Allen said. “Liz’s story and her contributions, as well as those of Oceantic Network, are among the most powerful in the documentary, especially in the conclusion when she describes the generational responsibility we have to protect our Earth. I’m grateful we could incorporate her journey as part of our film.”
The International Partnering Forum (IPF) is the premier offshore wind energy conference in the Americas. Hosted by the Oceantic Network, IPF connects global leaders and businesses in the supply chain, offers unparalleled networking opportunities, and delivers the most timely and relevant updates on the industry, from technology and policy to safety and siting. Register for the 2024 IPF conference.