Hollywoods’ Green Production and Marketing Company
We’re a small company with planetary impact. Based just blocks from the sunny shores of Santa Monica’s famous beach, Green Planet Productions’ studio cranks out content that shifts the direction of the global economy. We’re helping some of the brightest minds of our generation tell their stories to a vast audience. Our films have been seen by millions of people. Our messages have been heard by hundreds of millions. The nature of what we do affects billions.
Josh Tickell – Director
The author of two books on alternative energy, Tickell has worked on environmental issues for over twenty years. His career spans a unique mixture of science, political activism, investigative journalism and filmmaking. Having grown up amongst the oil refineries in Louisiana, Tickell experienced the impacts of dirty oil processing at a young age. After watching his mother suffer from pollution related sickness, Tickell began to search for sustainable, clean energy sources. His directorial debut film, ‘FUEL,’ is the 2008 Sundance Audience Award winning documentary that investigates the possible replacement of fossil fuels with renewable energy. For his rescue mission in the aftermath of the Katrina hurricane in Louisiana, Tickell’s nonprofit organization was selected by President Bill Clinton as an inaugural part of his Global Initiative on Climate Change. As a film director he has worked with actors such as Woody Harrelson, Amy Smart, Michelle Rodriguez and Peter Fonda. Tickell and his wife, Rebecca Harrell Tickell (a producer of ‘FUEL’ and co-director/producer of ‘The Big Fix’) live in Venice beach, California.
Rebecca Tickell – Producer | Co-Director
Mrs. Harrell Tickell is a filmmaker, producer and environmental author & activist. She is the powerhouse behind the groundbreaking films of Green Planet Productions. Harrell Tickell produced the Sundance Audience Award Winning, environmentally-themed movie, FUEL, and co-directed/produced ‘The Big Fix’, an ‘Official Selection’ of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. She founded and co-chairs The I’ll Be The One Organiziation, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to education around sustainable energy. She has spent the last several years documenting the impacts and root cause of the BP oil spill. While investigating the spill she became ill and was left with permanent damage from exposure to the oil and dispersant in the atmosphere.
She is the author of ‘Hot, Rich & Green’, a book about redefining feminism and the role of women in the environmental movement. As a child, she starred in the Orion (now MGM)’s Christmas Classic movie, Prancer. Tickell and her husband, Josh Tickell live in Venice, California with their pug Mr. Brown, the Veggie Van, and the world’s 1st algae gasoline powered car.
Johnny O’hara – Writer
Johnny O’Hara is a writer-director born and raised in NYC. He wrote the Academy Award Shortlisted and Sundance Audience Award Winning, environmentally-themed documentary, FUEL and was nominated by the Writer’s Guild of America for Best Documentary screenplay 2009. O’Hara was also the writer and co-director of BHUTTO, which premiered at Sundance 2010. BHUTTO was nominated for an Emmy and was the winner of a Peabody award. His comedy screenplay THE YIN YANG BROTHERS was a finalist in both the Austin Film Festival and The Nicholl Fellowship screenwriting competition. His first book ELVIS & YOU was published by Penguin. He was also the writer of THE BIG FIX, an official selection of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
Darius Fisher – Producer | Post Supervisor
Darius is the founder and president of Digital Neural Axis (DNA) a production and post boutique based in Topanga Canyon, Los Angeles. A graduate of Sussex University, England, he earned a B.A. in French, and European Studies. In 1989 Darius joined ARK, founded by prominent environmentalist’s, filmmakers and recording artists including, Kevin Godley, Chrissie Hynde, Bryn Jones, Sir Paul McCartney, Sting and Peter Gabriel. ARK was created to use the power of mass media to promote environmental awareness. Darius has worked on major films as a digital artist and vfx supervisor and producer including THE AVIATOR, THE LAST SAMURAI and SUPERMAN RETURNS.
Darius has been fortunate enough in his career to work closely with and to learn from such filmmakers as Martin Scorsese, Thelma Schoonmaker, James Cameron and Oscar winning VFX supervisor Rob Legato. (He worked closely with James Cameron creating a trailer that secured the funding for Avatar and Battle Angel and was a consultant to the on-set team led by Rob Legato that developed the real time previs and 3d motion capture camera system for Avatar.)
Darius also co-produced BHUTTO, in documentary competition at Sundance 2010 and BUDRUS also at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2010. BUDRUS won the Special Jury Mention at Tribeca and the audience award at the San Francisco International film Festival.
Marc Levy – Cinematographer
A New Orleans native, Marc’s eye was deeply influenced by the juxtaposition of things he grew up around: life and decay, joy and pain, nature and industry. Fascinated by the limitless possibilities of the two and three-dimensional forms, he studied steel sculpture and black and white photography at Tulane University. It was in the darkroom that Marc began to tell stories through the succession of thematically and tonally related images.
With a newfound passion for montage and the moving image, Marc went to Southern California to pursue cinematography, where he earned an MFA at Chapman University and shot numerous award-winning student films. Since then, Marc has traveled around the world lensing documentary and fiction narrative features, television episodics, music videos, and commercial and EPK projects. His work has been televised on major networks and screened at international film festivals.
Recent work with directors Josh and Rebecca Tickell have taken Marc back to his birthplace for a continued exploration of the delicate balance of things. “The Big Fix,” their latest collaboration, is an official selection to the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
Tina Imahara- Supervising Editor
A California native, Tina received her MFA from the Editing Program at the American Film Institute where she was the sole recipient of the Blum Kovler Scholarship, a full scholarship awarded to only one student within the program. She also holds a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Art/Graphic Design/Documentary Photography.
Tina has edited over 50 short & feature films. GANG TAPES, A Lions Gate Production, received 9 nominations at the 2002 DVD Exclusive Awards including BEST EDITING. In addition, Tina has edited the compelling documentary, ON TIP TOE, the story of the Grammy Award winning South African Musical Group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo and their rise above apartheid. ON TIP TOE won the prestigious International Documentary Association (IDA) Award and was honored with ACADEMY AWARD and EMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS.
Greg Segal – Production Counsel
Greg Segal is a multiple-award winning producer, as well as a sales agent and entertainment attorney, based in Los Angeles and New York City. He has extensive experience in the development, production, and distribution of independent film in the domestic and international arenas. As an attorney, Greg has represented creatives in all aspects of the film industry, as well as production companies, sales agencies, distributors and management entities, and has often acted as production counsel for independent feature films. In addition, Greg represents companies in the entertainment technology arena, and also maintains a sizable pro-bono practice for “envirotainment” creators such as Green Planet Productions and The Greg Palast Investigative Fund.