Directed by Daniel Gold and Judith Helfand
Everything’s Cool is a film about America finally “getting” global warming in the wake of the most dangerous chasm ever to emerge between scientific understanding and political action. While industry funded nay-sayers sing what just might be their swan song of pseudo- scientific deception, a group of self-appointed global warming messengers are on a high stakes quest to find the iconic image, the magic language, the points of leverage that will finally create the political will to move the United States from its reliance on fossil fuels to the new clean energy economy – AND FAST. Hold on… this is bigger than changing your light bulbs.
Official Selection: 2007 Sundance Film Festival
THE FILMMAKERS: Judith Helfand has worked as a documentary producer and educator for the past ten years With veteran documentarian George Stoney, she co-produced and co-directed The Uprising of ’34, which explores “hidden” labor history, class and power in the South. It was broadcast on public television’s POV and voted one of the ten best documentaries of 1995 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Helfand used a more personal, humorous and ironic style with her next film A Healthy Baby Girl, was broadcast on POV, and won a 1997 George Foster Peabody Award for Excellence in Journalism and Public Education. Judith is co-founder of Working Films, a non-profit organization- laboratory/institute based in North Carolina that is dedicated to linking documentary filmmaking to long-term social change. Daniel B Gold recent broadcast credits as DP include The Nazi Officer’s Wife (A&E Special, 2003), Breaking The Violence (LIFETIME Special, 2003), and a segment on the upcoming PBS series, Colonial House (sequel to the PBS series Frontier House). Prior to concentrating on documentary work, Gold’s camerawork was frequently seen on Saturday Night Live, Dateline NBC, and the Hallmark Channel. Currently, Gold is producing and co-directing Melting Planet, a toxic comedy about global warming, andWaiting to Be Sung, a film about the songwriter’s life in Nashville. He is also developing a feature documentary he will direct in Cuba with Click and Clack — the Tappet Brothers of NPR’s “Car Talk” fame.