Husband and wife team, Josh and Rebecca Tickell, are the darlings of the environmental movement via the award-winning documentaries and feature films they have written and directed with their production company, Big Picture Ranch,
which operates 24/7 as a soup-to-nuts film studio. Big Picture Ranch creates content that changes the global narrative around important environmental issues
Josh is an author, film director and expert on sustainability and Rebecca is a director, producer, and environmental author and activist.
In 1997 Josh captured global attention by driving a French Fry oil-powered “Veggie Van” across the United States and jumpstarting the biodiesel revolution. His journey culminated in 2008 with the release of his first feature film, FUEL. FUEL won the Sundance Audience Award for Best Documentary, was shortlisted for an Oscar, was screened in the White House and was released theatrically globally.
Together, Josh and Rebecca have released a number of award-winning environmental films including, The Big Fix and PUMP, Good Fortune and The Earthing Movie.
In 2017, Tickell published his book, Kiss the Ground, How the Food You Eat Can Reverse Climate Change, Heal Your Body and Ultimately Save the World. Kiss the Ground details how the effects of climate change can be reversed through regenerating the worlds soils. After 7 years of work, 2020 is the perfect year to launch Kiss the Ground(the documentary) narrated by environmental activist and actor, Woody Harrelson (the eco film profiled in this fall issue).
Josh’s most recent book, The Revolution Generation – How Millennials can Save the World Before It’s Too Late, gives young people the tools they need to reshape political power, change the climate conversation and, to save Planet Earth’s ecosystems. The documentary of the same title is hosted and narrated by Michelle Rodriguez.
*Excerpted from a longer piece in Elledecor.com