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Fuel -- The film exposes shocking connections between the auto industry, the oil industry, and the government, while exploring alternative energies such as solar, wind, electricity, and non-food-based biofuels.

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18 September 2009 (USA) See more »
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The world is addicted to oil... It's time for an intervention. See more »
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Director Josh Tickell takes us along for his 11 year journey around the world to find solutions to America's addiction to oil... See more » | Full synopsis »
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"Fuel" Best Practices Can Solve Global Economic Collapse, Environmental Energy Crisis, and Security Risks - For Rich and Poor See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Joshua Tickell ... Himself / narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Barbara Boxer ... Herself - Senator - California

Richard Branson ... Himself - Founder, Virgin Group

George W. Bush ... Himself - President of the United States (archive footage)

Jimmy Carter ... Himself - President of the United States (archive footage)

Sheryl Crow ... Herself - Musician / Environmental Activist

Larry David ... Himself - Actor / Comedian / Environmental Activist
Deborah Dupre ... Herself - Environmental Activist and Josh's Mom
Jeremiah Dupre ... Josh's brother

Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself - President of the United States (archive footage)
Perry Freeze ... Himself - Owner of Diesel Volkswagen Jetta

Larry Hagman ... Himself - Actor / Renewable Energy Advocate

Woody Harrelson ... Himself - Actor / Environmentalist
Jay Inslee ... Himself - Congressman, Washington

Robert Kennedy Jr. ... Himself - Attorney for NRDC / President, Water Keeper Alliance
Frank Lautenberg ... Himself - Senator - New Jersey

Laurie Lennard ... Herself - Actor / Comedian / Environmental Activist (as Laurie David)

Willie Nelson ... Himself - Musician / Co-Founder, Farm Aid

Ronald Reagan ... Himself - President of the United States (archive footage)
Scott Ritter ... Himself - Former UN Weapons Inspector in Iraq

Julia Roberts ... Herself - Actress / Spokesperson & Chair, School Bus America
David M. Walker ... Himself - Former Comptroller General of the U.S.

Neil Young ... Himself - Musician / Co-Founder, Farm Aid
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Directed by
Joshua Tickell 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Johnny O'Hara 

Produced by
Daniel Assael .... producer
Darius Fisher .... producer
John Goldsmith .... executive producer
Tina Imahara .... associate producer
Robert Little .... executive producer
Laura Martorella .... co-producer
Gregory McClatchy .... co-producer
Janet Morrow .... executive producer
Stephen Nemeth .... executive producer
H.W. Pausch .... co-producer
Greg Reitman .... producer
Dale Rosenbloom .... producer
Todd Sali .... co-producer
Rebecca Harrell Tickell .... producer
Kevin Vickery .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Ryan Michael Demaree 
Edgar Rothermich 
 
Cinematography by
James Mulryan  (as Jim Mulryan)
 
Film Editing by
Michael Horwitz 
Tina Imahara 
 
Art Department
David Cordero .... additional graphic artist
Bao-Uy Luu .... graphic artist
 
Sound Department
Mike Brooks .... sound re-recording mixer (as Michael Brooks)
Adam Hain .... additional sound design & mixing
Robert Hoehn .... sound designer
Robert Hoehn .... supervising sound editor
Gabriel J. Serrano .... sound recordist
Jon Tendrich .... production sound mixer
Peter Alexander Zachos .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Sarah Coatts .... visual effects producer: PIC
Melanie Franciosi .... visual effects artist
Neal Sickles .... motion graphics designer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Bonilla .... camera operator
David Carstens .... camera operator
Sharon Courtney .... camera operator
Barry J. Holmes .... still photographer
Carrie Lazar .... still photographer
Eric Pickett .... camera operator
Ian Spohr .... additional cinematographer
 
Editorial Department
Scott Connolly .... post-production supervisor
Lien Dang .... assistant editor
Christofer C. Dierdorff .... post-production coordinator
Darius Fisher .... on-line editor
Darius Fisher .... post-production supervisor
Alex MacKenzie .... assistant on-line editor
Vicente Perez .... assistant editor (as Vincente Perez)
Hillary Posvar .... assistant editor
Todd Sali .... post-production supervisor
Bill Schultz .... digital intermediate executive
Ken Scribner .... assistant editor
Neal Sickles .... assistant editor
Neal Sickles .... post-production supervisor
Walter Volpatto .... digital intermediate colorist
 
Music Department
Noa Winter Lazerus .... composer: additional music
Mike Meeker .... music supervisor
Peter Alexander Zachos .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Eric R. Brodeur .... technical advisor (as Eric Broduer)
Rachel Bryant .... archival producer
Michael Buckner .... researcher
Tenaya Cleveland .... office assistant
Gordon Freeman .... production associate
Jim Guy .... assistant to director
Mark Harrison .... production assistant
Chris Kirk .... motion designer
Chris Kirk .... title design
Stacy Owens .... assistant
Mitch Spacone .... system support: FotoKem
Avi Sudaley .... press releases
Cristina Urioste .... assistant to director
Jarik Van Sluijs .... creative director: main titles
Lee Waterworth .... director of distribution
Lee Waterworth .... operation manager
 
Thanks
Melanie Franciosi .... special thanks
Michael Wittman .... very special thanks
 

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112 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Richard Branson flew director Josh Tickell and producer Rebecca Harrell to do a private interview with him in his living room in England for FUEL.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Louisiana Story (1948)See more »

FAQ

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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
"Fuel" Best Practices Can Solve Global Economic Collapse, Environmental Energy Crisis, and Security Risks - For Rich and Poor, 24 October 2008
Author: Deborah Dupre from United States

If one 2008 film can transform today's world to one where human and planetary health, national and global security, and human rights are restored peacefully, it's "Fuel." This film is about everyone working together to develop and use the vast array of clean, safe, sustainable energy solutions available right now.

Lesson learned in "Fuel" related to the biodiesel "food for fuel" disinformation campaign to halt biodiesel production, is that next generation food-free biodiesel, such as algae, desert grass and Camelina grown on non-agricultural land, are paramount to global sustainable energy solutions. Keeping biodiesel technology but not the old way of making it is a key to today's economic, environmental, and security issues. Throwing the baby out with the bath water has never been a humane solution. It appears that some groups are intent on causing the average person to think the contrary - about both biodiesel and babies. That's why "Fuel" needs to be seen by most Americans; the sooner the better for humanity. "Fuel" leaves no question about what is morally right. Not only that, it inspires and motivates with its compassionate, evidence-based, solution-driven demonstrations.

Without seeing "Fuel," it seems too few Westerners, the "haves," realize the rich opportunities and justified hope that next generation biodiesel offers to not only them, but also to Earth's poorest of the poor. Many of the poor, such as Australian Aborigines who are among Earth's oldest living cultures now living in Least Developing conditions, could benefit from producing and using biodiesel. We hear complaints in the U.S. of high fuel prices, but most of these people at this point in the global economic collapse, still go and do. High oil prices for the world's poorest Peoples means they do not go or do. For those already experiencing high level suffering due to unemployment and associated disease, too expensive or no oil often means no transportation for services and supplies to survive. War on the Third World need not continue for the haves to continue having.

Locally produced biodiesel can help change the inhumane scenario of the poor and hungry to one of hope and health. Thanks to leadership of "Fuel" producer and one man in Least Developing Pacific Island Nation, Vanuatu, Tony Deamer, ni-Van buses run on coconut oil. The abundance of coconuts formerly left to rot on Vanuatu beaches now supply Deamer's biodiesel station; generate employment and income to locals that had neither; and are helping restore clean air to Port Villa - not to mention that streets now have a sweet scent similar to toasted coconut candy.

After a "Fuel" screening, a small group of biodiesel advocates explained that they had learned from and then followed footsteps of "Fuel" director. They now travel the world to Least Developed condition communities teaching Indigenous tribal villagers how to produce biodiesel so their villages have: fuel for their village tractor so they can grow their food more efficiently; fuel for their community generator for desperate needs such as water; fuel for their village school bus so their children can learn; and fuel for emergency trips to their far-off hospital to save a life. We in "developed nation" communities would now do well learning sustainable living from these villagers.

During "Fuel, there were roars of laughter, clapping, cheering, and wiping of tears upon seeing pain and suffering that we are complicit in committing when we fill our tanks with oil. After "Fuel," the standing ovation was longest I've ever seen. These are well-deserved rewards of a special young man who experienced as a boy the suffering deliberately induced by Big Oil profiteers. He vowed to offer a better choice to humanity.

The strong, favorable, audience responses to "Fuel" are due to that one young man's courageous determination to make a difference. Over twelve years, he demonstrated that focused determination to help halt suffering from petrochemical related injuries in his mother's home state, Louisiana, our great nation, America and the world. Those years of dedication and hard work are reflected in this amazing work of theatrical art.

Seeing "Fuel" is empowers, leaving viewers knowing that a better standard of living is possible for all of humanity. It's right here at our fingertips. Perhaps the most favorable "Fuel" response of all was made by several teachers: "This film should be screened in EVERY school in the United States!" Congratulations to everyone that contributed to "Fuel," especially to that special young man, one of my two great sons, Joshua Dupre' Tickell.

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