Planetary was founded in 2011 as a direct answer to the big questions our civilization and species are currently facing. We believe that the root of the environmental and social crises facing humanity is the misperception that we are separate – from each other, the planet, and the cosmos as a whole.
As young people today, we seek to reclaim our voices in the face of these misperceptions, which cloud the communication surrounding issues such as the ecological crisis, the economic crisis, and our collective crisis of identity.
Our aim is to captivate and inspire people to LOOK DEEPER, and question the way we see ourselves, the world around us, and our relationship to the wider cosmos.
Embracing a multidisciplinary, multi-media approach, we bring scientists, philosophers and researchers together with designers, coders, and creatives to bring new perspectives to audiences around the world in fresh and innovative ways.
An emerging leader within sustainability and biocentric philsophy, Guy Reid holds a Masters Degree in Leadership in Sustainable Development at Forum for the Future in London, graduating with the Richard Sandbrook prize for Leadership in Sustainable Development. Guy attended London University’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) where he read Eastern philosophy and religion, focusing specifically on Indo-Tibetan Buddhism and the relationship between religion and ecology.
Christoph Ferstad has been working in film production and development for over four years as associate producer, researcher, and writer. Most recently he worked under producer Gary Kurtz (Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back) as associate producer on two sci- fi / fantasy projects, responsible for script development and visual concept development. Christoph also works as a freelance photographer and cameraman, specialising in news and documentary projects for the news broadcast and NGO sectors. He is a graduate of history and politics at SOAS, specialising in the history of India and China.
Steve Kennedy is a designer, editor, programmer and scholar. Steve attended London University’s King’s College where he studied literature and film. In addition Steve studied Classical Tibetan at SOAS. He has worked as a freelance film editor, camera operator, photographer and writer for over three years, notably on projects such as the 2009 Deutscher Filmpreis Winner ‘Nobody’s Perfect’ and the upcoming documentary ‘The Lazy Lama’.