‘When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’
Through a relentless investigation to find the answer, Disruption takes an unflinching look at the devastating consequences of our inaction.
The exploration lays bare the terrifying science, the shattered political process, the unrelenting industry special interests and the civic stasis that have brought us to this social, moral and ecological crossroads.The film also takes us behind-the-scenes of the efforts to organize the largest climate rally in the history of the planet during the UN world climate summit.
This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change. We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it. The film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future.
– watchdisruption/PF Pictures
About the co-producer:
Kelly Nyks-producer and an award-winning writer and director of narrative and documentary films.
He most recently directed and produced DISRUPTION – the story of the greatest crisis mankind has ever faced and the movement rising to fight it.
Kelly also recently directed and produced the critically acclaimed short films MONEY IS MATERIAL & IMPOSSIBLE – both Vimeo Staff Picks.
He directed and produced DO THE MATH – chronicling America’s preeminent environmentalist Bill McKibben in a david-vs-goliath battle to fight the fossil fuel industry and change the terrifying math of the climate crisis.
Kelly wrote, directed and produced SPLIT: A DEEPER DIVIDE – a non-partisan investigation of the US political divide hailed by Variety as a ‘solid, evenhanded spur for discussion’ and ‘a Must See’ by The Examiner – which was released theatrically nationwide and can currently be seen on the Documentary Channel. International broadcasts include Germany (ZDF), Japan (NHK), Austria (ORF), Spain (MultiCanal), Finland (YLE), Israel (Channel 8) and Taiwan (PTS).
His directorial debut SPLIT: A DIVIDED AMERICA won Best Documentary and Audience Favorite awards at festivals nationwide, was broadcast domestically (IFC) and internationally (Films Transit) and cornerstoned a nationwide educational campaign to educate First Time Voters in partnership with the National Council for the Social Studies and the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Through the US State Department Public Diplomacy Speakers Program Kelly has screened the film in cities around the world including Beijing, Berlin, Madrid, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Toulouse, Taipei, Barcelona, Munich, Brussels, Paris and Valencia, among others.
He is writing, directing and producing REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM – the riveting discussion of a lifetime with Noam Chomsky, the most important intellectual alive (NY Times), on the financialization of America. The film lays bare the social and political mechanisms responsible for the historically unprecedented concentration of wealth and power into the hands of a very few in the United States over course the last thirty years that has transformed the nation into one of haves vs. have-nots.
Kelly is also writing, directing and producing THE FIGHT – an in-depth investigation through the lens of health care into the battle between the two contending visions for the next Era of America – unbridled corporatism vs responsible capitalism. The documentary sees this struggle through the lens that exposes its greatest pain – the American Health Care System.
Kelly produced THE ARTIFICIAL LEAF which won the Jury Prize in the Focus Forward Filmmaker Competition and will play Film Festivals worldwide this year.
He is a partner at PF Pictures.
About the soundtrack composer:
Malcolm Francis is an award-winning music producer and composer who has worked in television and film for the last 18 years. He completed composition for DO THE MATH and DISRUPTION; two acclaimed, comprehensive films on the global warming movement. Malcolm was the composer for THE ARTIFICIAL LEAF, which won the Jury Prize in the Focus Forward Filmmaker Competition and played in film festivals worldwide last year. Malcolm composed the music for MONEY IS MATERIAL with Mark Wagner, which was a staff pick at Vimeo, garnering 300,000 views. He also music supervised the cult classic “I Think We’re Alone Now” and co-produced the music driven film, “Awake Zion”. Malcolm also has an extensive history in television, working with Sy-Fy on their Halloween branding, MTV on several channel redesigns, helping HBO launch their news program “The Buzz”, working with Discovery on their 25th anniversary branding, the last 5 year of CMT’s Artist of the Year Awards, and many other television projects too numerous to mention. Malcolm has done remix work for Etta James, Donna Summer, Willie Nelson, and other aspiring artists from Sony, RCA, and many independent labels. Malcolm has owned Popular Beat Combo for the last 18 years and is the in-house composer for PF pictures.