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‘The Need to Grow’ Looks at the Potential Human Consequences of Soil Scarcity

"We wanted to make a film that redirected some of that energy into the positive actions we can take right now which have powerful ripple effects to change culture."

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The Need to Grow

Logline: With an estimated 60 years of soil left on Earth, “The Need To Grow” follows innovators of low and high tech solutions to help localize food and regenerate our planet’s dying soils.

Elevator Pitch:

Almost everyone has heard about climate change. What most don’t realize is reducing carbon emissions is only half of the answer. Carbon already in our atmosphere will not be rebalanced unless it is drawn back down with the help of healthy soils. Soils also reduce drought, flood, increase nutrition, and clean our air and water. Dirt is lifeless. Soil is life. It’s time to focus on solutions. Low and high tech answers already exist that can reinvent how we grow food and interact with energy and waste management. Our film is a character driven story of innovators of these solutions.

Production Team:

Director/Producer – Rob Herring (director: “Nothing In Los Angeles”; producer: “The Relationtrip”)
Director/Producer – Ryan Wirick
Consulting Producer – Jeremy Seifert (director: “GMO OMG,” “DIVE”)
Executive Producer – Tanner Stewart

About the Film:

After years of working in environmental activism, we noticed a lot of folks rightfully frustrated, but focusing most of their energy on the problems we face. We wanted to make a film that redirected some of that energy into the positive actions we can take right now which have powerful ripple effects to change culture. Paralyzing, fear driven documentaries have their place, but there’s already an audience who is aware things need to change. I don’t think they’ve been enabled enough what they can do to help right now. We hope to inspire them.

Current Status: In Post. Fundraising to finish.

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