How To Change The World
SUNDANCE INSTITUTE | CANDESCENT AWARD
How to Change the World was a Candescent Award winner at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The Candescent Award was created by Lilly Hartley in partnership with the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program (DFP) and is awarded to powerful social issue films that have been supported during production by the DFP and that premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Candescent is a supporter of the Sundance Institute and believes in the exceptional mentors, filmmakers and leaders that create a sense of community through the Sundance Institute DFP.
In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone to stop Richard Nixon’s atomic bomb tests in Alaska, and their protest captures the world’s imagination. Using never before seen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life, How To Change The World is the story of an eclectic group of young pioneers who founded Greenpeace and defined the modern green movement.
How To Change The World charts the earliest days of Greenpeace as a group of Vancouver-based 'eco-freaks' improvised their way into starting a global movement.—Variety
Bill Moyers: Dispatch From Sundance - How to Change the World
Jerry Rothwell, Director
Jerry Rothwell is a documentary filmmaker whose work includes the award-winning feature docs, Donor Unknown, Heavy Load, and Deep Water. His last film, Town of Runners, was released theatrically in the UK and premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2012. At Met Film Production, he has executive produced and worked as an editor on numerous feature docs, including Dylan Williams' Men Who Swim and Sarah Gavron's The Village At The End Of The World. Past credits include The Late George Shaw, for Channel 4's Art Show series, the Modern Painters series of short films for Channel 4 and TV and radio programs for BBC, Carlton, Channel 4, Teachers TV and the Arts Council.
Al Morrow, Producer
Al Morrow is an award-winning producer and Head of Documentary at Met Film Production. Her producing credits include Jeanie Finlay's Pantomime (BBC Storyville); The Great Hip Hop Hoax (BBC, Creative Scotland, BBC Scotland); BAFTA winner Sarah Gavron's Village At The End of The World; Jerry Rothwell's Town of Runners (Britdoc C4 Film Fund, PBS, Arte); Donor Unknown (Arte, More 4, VPRO); Sync or Swim aka Men Who Swim (BBC, ZDF/Arte, VPRO, SVT, PBS); Deep Water (Pathe, UKFC, FilmFour, IFC); and Heavy Load (BBC Storyville, IFCtv, ITVS). She is in pre-production on Sour Grapes to be directed by Jerry Rothwell and Reuben Atlas for Netflix and Arte.
Bous De Jong, Producer
Bous De Jong is an international producer/executive producer of documentary, film and television productions including Dylan Thomas: Return Journey, directed by Sir Anthony Hopkins; the staged classical concerts Christmas in Rome with Trevor Pinnock and the English consort; and the documentary series Classic Albums covering the making of 36 of the best albums including Stevie Wonder, Fleetwood Mac, U2, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd. He has been working since 1999 to bring the story of the founding members of Greenpeace to the big screen through both a documentary and a feature film. He worked closely with Bob Hunter in the last years of his life, enabling him to write his own screenplay.
John Murray, Supervising Producer
John Murray is a writer, creator and producer with Insight Productions. In addition to his role as Supervising Producer on How To Change The World, John spent two seasons as the Supervising Producer of Intervention Canada (Slice), the Canadian version of the hit documentary series on A&E. John is involved in the creation and development of programming in all genres, from reality and documentary to scripted series and movies. Along with development partner Shannon Farr, John created and co-produced Falcon Beach, a one-hour drama series for Global Television and ABC Family. Current development projects include the television series adaptation of the bestselling Canadian novel Tempting Faith Di Napoli by Lisa Gabriele and a feature film based on the 1980 Canadian Bestseller, Paddle To The Amazon, written by Don Starkell.