**A portion of the proceeds from this film goes to support the mission of EVolve KY.**
Can Kentucky drive America's clean transportation future? From the director of the award-winning documentaries, "YERT" and "NERVE," comes a new film about the birth of a transportation and energy transformation — in coal country. Whether it's groundbreaking efforts by a grassroots local electric car group that's exceeding all expectations or the creation of new solar farms on everything from former mountaintop removal sites to the roof of the Coal Mining Museum or major companies building and betting on cutting edge battery technology in Appalachia, the sun is starting to shine bright on our "old Kentucky home." With humor and heart, EVOLVE explores the inspiring stories of exceptional work by passionate people in a part of the world that just might hold the key to winning a clean future trifecta...for all of us. Get the DVD, screening licenses, and more information at EVolveKY.org.
“Excellent job. Very inspiring. Very impressed with what is going on there.”
Charles Smith - Oregon Electric Vehicle Association
"Inspired storytelling. Positive, upbeat, energetic,...and current. Very well done."
Joe Baum - Blue Ridge EV Club
the production of compelling film & video, environmental education, branding, and other engaging content and outreach
including The Green Institute.
Current and recent projects...
Available via Vimeo On Demand and at EVolveKY.org.
NERVE - an award-winning documentary about the remarkable origins and 25-year history of the Kentucky Environmental Foundation.
Available at the Kentucky Environmental Foundation website.
YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip - an award-winning documentary about a year-long exploration of sustainable solutions in all 50 states.
Available via iTunes and Amazon.
The Solar Roadways Film - a full-length film currently in the works about the ambitious, revolutionary invention (first shared with the world in YERT)
which, in 2014, became a viral phenomenon breaking Indiegogo fundraising records
with nearly 50,000 funders raising $2.2 million for the green energy project.
We've created for...
Louisville Metro Councilwoman Tina Ward-Pugh and The Green Triangle, The Root Cellar, Louisville Grows, LEO Weekly, FORsooth, Louisville Sustainability Council, Kentucky Environmental Foundation
YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip, and others.
During the course of our work, we've filmed icons like Bill McKibben, Wendell Berry, Sandra Steingraber, Woody Tasch, Vandana Shiva,
Wes Jackson, David Orr, Joel Salatin, Larry Gibson, Michael Reynolds, Lawrence Lessig, and many others.
and green businesses both regionally and nationally. As the director and co-founder of the award-winning eco-docu-comedy film/project,
YERT: Your Environmental Road Trip (distributed in late-2012 by First Run Features) and the award-winning documentary, NERVE (Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Environmental Film Festival at Yale), Ben presents regularly on sustainability at universities (like Yale), events (like TEDx), and businesses (like Apple Inc.). He was also the co-founder/producer of the Bluegrass Bioneers Conference (Kentucky’s edition of the national Bioneers Conference), the editor/publisher of GreenList (Louisville's green guide and magazine), and is the co-founding director of The Green Institute (an annual 12-week sustainability course for community leaders run through Louisville’s Center for Neighborhoods) for which he was awarded the 2014 Earth Day Award from the state of Kentucky. Ben has served on the boards of the Forecastle Foundation, Bluegrass Bioneers, Louisville’s Green Convene, and is a current board member of the Kentucky Conservation Committee.
A graduate of Stanford University (B.S. in Science, Technology, and Society), Ben worked professionally for more than a decade as an
actor, singer, and educator in LA, NYC, and Europe before moving to Louisville in 2008 where he continues to perform in both film and theatre.
He currently urban homesteads in Louisville's Germantown neighborhood with his wife and daughter...and several other assorted wonderful creatures.