Transcripts from Powerful – at last!

I was reminded today that I promised — very long ago — to make available the full transcripts of my film Powerful: Energy for Everyone. Here are transcripts of the three drugs no prescription versions:
95-minute English
Powerful transcript 95-min version
52-minute English
Powerful transcript 52-min version
52-minute French subtitled
L’énergie au pouvoir (French sub-titled version of Powerful) 52-min

Transition Cornwall+ hosts great screening and discussion

It was a great pleasure to travel an hour down the road from Ottawa to Cornwall, Ontario to participate in a post-screening (52-minute version of Powerful: Energy for Everyone) discussion on November 2, 2o11. I never know what to expect at a screening like this. A small audience of “the converted”, a big crowd with [...]

Transcript of Powerful: Energy for Everyone

Last night I attended a screening of Powerful: Energy for Everyone hosted by the Kanata Environmental Network, here in the city of Ottawa. As usual, I spoke after the screening, giving some insight into what drove me to make the film, and why I think the key elements of a clean/green energy future are greater [...]

Green Screens: Making films in a greener way

There is a movement afoot to make films in a greener, more sustainable way. It is great to make films about environmental/sustainability topics, but are we making them in a less harmful manner? And what about films that are not about environmental subjects: can’t they nonetheless aim to be made in a more sustainable way? [...]

One-hour version of Powerful stimulates debate about Energy security

Probably the hardest thing a filmmaker can do is cut away material. When you have spent so much time filming and then selecting your best material, it is so tough to then shorten your film even further. Yet, doing just that can often lead to a better product. Like so many producers, directors and editors [...]

Nuclear emergencies, petro-tyrannies and me

Suddenly the requests to screen my films are pouring in. While this is exciting, and means even more people will get to see, learn from, discuss and even be inspired by our upbeat films, it is with a heavy heart that I am writing this post.
I lived in Japan for two years, and covered the [...]

International distribution deal for Powerful!

I hope you have had a great summer. I’ve spent mine in the last stages of preparing to bring you Powerful – Energy for Everyone. After a successful June 8 Special Preview Screening and loads of positive feedback, (my co producer at Quiet Revolution Pictures, Michael Dobbin) and I are now in the process of [...]

They liked it! Feedback for from preview screening

I thought I should share some feedback from the 650-plus audience at the by-invitation screenings.  Knowing how much the public (and a very knowledgable public in the case of this screening) liked the film, makes me even more anxious to get it out there.
Patience is a virtue, I know, but I am feeling somewhat impatient [...]

The Powerful train has left the station

With master versions of Powerful now completed, demo dvds ready to submit to festivals, and the first “invitation only” special screening slated for June 8 in Ottawa, it is time for me to hit the road (so to speak) and start promoting this spanking new film. One thing I have learned with my previous film [...]

More Powerful: Jules de Heer on sustainable neighbourhoods and prefab homes

In the making of my film Powerful: Energy for Everyone, I had the occasion to visit many communities, see interesting projects and interview passionate people of all stripes. I shot over 100 hours of video. Not all could be squeezed into a 95-minute film. This is one of the stories that I would like to [...]