CAST + EXPERT SPEAKERS

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In order of appearance:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

JEFF BRIDGES

Actor, Artist, Producer, Humanitarian

DR. UGO BARDI

Professor of Physical Chemistry,

University of Florence, Italy

WESLEY CLARK

General, US Army (ret.)

former NATO Supreme Allied Commander

DR. RUTH GATES

Marine Biologist

Director, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology,

University of Hawaii at Manoa

DANIEL GOLEMAN

Psychologist, Science Journalist

Author, ‘Emotional Intelligence’

DR. NATHAN HAGENS

Director, Institute for the Study of Energy and Our Future

Co-Founder, Bottleneck Foundation

PhD, Natural Resources

Reality 101, University of Minnesota Honors Program

DR. BRUCE HOOD

Professor of Developmental Psychology,

University of Bristol, UK

Author, ‘The Self Illusion’

BOB INGLIS

Former (R) Congressman, South Carolina

Founder Enterprise and Energy Initiative

DR. AMY JACOBSON

Evolutionary Anthropologist,

Rutgers, Department of Anthropology

Human Behavioral Ecologist

Research Director, Biosocial Research Foundation,

New Jersey

DR. RENEE LERTZMAN
Author, ‘Environmental Melancholia’

Consultant

DR. STEPHAN LEWANDOWSKY

Professor of Cognitive Psychology,

University of Bristol, UK

OREN LYONS

Environmental Activist

Professor of American Studies

DR. LEONARD MLODINOW

Physicist and Author, ‘The Upright Thinkers’

DR. TIMOTHY MORTON

Philosopher

Professor, Rice University, Texas

Author: ’Humankind’ and ‘Dark Ecology’

DR. RICH PANCOST

Head of School of Earth Sciences

Professor of Biogeochemistry (Earth Systems)

Director of the University of Bristol Cabot Institute,

Bristol, UK

DR. MARK PLOTKIN

Ethnobotanist

President, Amazon Conservation Team

PAUL ROBERTS

Journalist

Author,  ‘End of Oil’, ’The Impulse Society’

DR. IAN ROBERTSON

Cognitive Neuroscientist

Co-Director, Global Brain Health Institute

Professor Emeritus, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience

University of Dublin

DR. PIERS SELLERS

Director of the Earth Science Division at NASA

Meteorologist and Astronaut

(IN MEMORIAM)

DR. JOSEPH TAINTER

Professor of Anthropology

Author, ‘Collapse of Complex Societies’

FILMMAKERS

+ CREW

JEFF BRIDGES

PRODUCER, NARRATOR

SUSAN KUCERA

DIRECTOR,  CINEMATOGRAPHER, EDITOR, CO-PRODUCER

Academy Award Winner Jeff Bridges and Director Susan Kucera collaborated to bring Living in the Future’s Past to the screen. Susan is director, cinematographer and editor of the film which is also, produced, narrated by and features Jeff Bridges.

 

JIM SWIFT

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Jim Swift is the producer and executive producer who set the project in motion and whose support and passion for the subjects are reflected in the film.

KEEFUS CIANCIA

MUSIC COMPOSER

Keefus is known for his forward-thinking and cutting edge sound.  He has received a BMI award for music scoring and was nominated for an Emmy on his work with Everlast for co-writing and producing the theme song for the hit television series Saving Grace.  As an accomplished songwriter, he has penned music with T Bone Burnett, Kimbra, Macy Gray, Nikka Costa, Benji Hughes, Everlast, and Jeff Bridges.

KEN S. POLK

SOUND ENGINEER

Ken is a multi-Emmy Award winning and nominated Rerecording Mixer, Sound Designer and Sound Supervisor in both the Film and Television industries as well as an Award winning music Producer, engineer and mixer.  He is also a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, The Cinema Audio Society and The Recording Academy (NARAS).

ANNA KIRSCH

NARRATIVE CONSULTANT

Anna specializes in narrative theory and holds a Masters in English Studies from Durham University in the UK. She is currently undertaking a PhD on environmental ethics of violence and consumption in crime fiction. She is the book reviews editor for the International Crime Fiction Association.  Additionally, Anna was the narrative consultant for Breath of Life, featuring Richard Dawkins and Robert Trivers.