Formula E auto racing -- car racing goes green

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When thinking about the environment and climate change, car racing doesn't usually first come to mind. Formula E, the groundbreaking electric car racing series, has grown from upstart championship to the world's fastest growing sport in four short years. Through its pulsating and unpredictable racing spectacle featuring the most skillful drivers and most advanced car manufacturers, Formula E is exciting millions about the potential of electric performance in order to combat climate change and air pollution in our cities.

Face2Face host David Peck talks to Fisher Stevens and Malcolm Venville about their new film And We Go Green, the environment, climate change, eco-capitalists, electric aars, Formula E and social innovation. 

With unprecedented access, And We Go Green is the human story of the live wires, underdogs and visionaries who have made this sport such a success and are reinventing racing for the next generation of motorsport fans.

Directed by Fisher Stevens and Malcolm Venville and produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, this highly cinematic documentary uses intimate character-driven storylines, behind-the-scenes vérité, and thrilling race footage to thrust you into the drama of a climatic 2018/2019 championship and leave you in the driving seat in a race against the clock for a cleaner future.

About the Directors:

Fisher Stevens has been in the entertainment business for over 30 years. He directed The Confidence Man, for Netflix original series Dirty Money; and, with Leonardo DiCaprio, National Geographic’s Before the Flood, winner of the Hollywood Film Award. He co-directed two-time Emmy-nominated Bright Lights starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds for HBO; and directed three-time Emmy-nominated Netflix original film Mission Blue. He co-directed Independent Spirit Award-winning Crazy Love.

Malcolm Venville is a performance driven visual storyteller whose projects span the mediums of film, television, commercials and documentaries. His advertising campaigns include Apple, Volkswagen, Nike, Porsche and Google. Notable commercials Apple iPad Air Pencil, Google's  New Baby, and Squarespace's debut Super Bowl spot. More recently, he gave an introduction to the workers at Jack Daniel's in the spot From the Maker's Of. Venville made his feature film debut with the dark comedy 44 Inch Chest starring Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, John Hurt, and Tom Wilkinson. His next film, Henry's Crime, featured Keanu Reeves, Vera Farmiga, and James Caan. His work also includes the documentary shorts Portrait of a Dancer and Philophiles.

Image: Appian Way and Bloomfish Productions. Used with permission.

F2F Music: David Peck and Face2Face. 

For more information about David Peck’s podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit his site here.

With thanks to Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound.

 

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