WI/IL Short Slot 2
Sat Feb 29, 2020 – 12:00 pm | La Casa Grande
A deadly predator terrorizes a secluded cattle farm straining the bond between a grandfather and the two grandchildren thrust upon him to raise.et sticky.
After working together as a filmmaking team for over a decade making 14 environmental movies, we wanted to make a film that would be a game-changer for the global environmental movement. We wanted the film to be based on science, to be inspiring and to be something that audiences love to watch together in movie theaters. Ultimately, we wanted it to transform the global conversion from despair around our world to hope for our future.
KISS THE GROUND was born from one simple idea: we can reverse global warming and the Earth’s soil is the solution. By regenerating earth, we can completely and rapidly stabilize our planet’s climate, restore lost ecosystems, and create abundant food supplies.
We shot footage on five continents, worked with NASA and NOAA to gain access to data and graphics, and spend years on animations. We found the voice of the movie through interviewing leading scientists, ecologists, and experts including Nobel Laureates in climate, members of the International Panel on Climate Change, top scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA), as well as environmental activists such as Gisele Bundchen, Tom Brady, Jason Mraz, Ian Somerhalder, Patricia Arquette, and Rosario Dawson.
After 7 years of hard work, we believe this film is an urgent call to action in addressing the world’s climate crisis. Finally, there is an accessible, relatively simple solution to humanity’s greatest challenge. It is our dream that it will be viewed by audiences in every part of the world for years to come and we would be honored if you and your festival would join us on this mission.
Josh and Rebecca Tickell,
Directors and Producers of KISS THE GROUND
Nathan L. Marquez is a filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California. Nathan grew up in the suburbs of Illinois, studied at Columbia College Chicago, and has earned his bachelor degree in Cinema Art & Television. His work focuses on creating a visual atmosphere on camera or on stage, for the audience to submerge themselves in and experience new concepts. He hopes to be able to widen audience views by incorporating different cultures within his films.