DIRECTOR, PRODUCER Josh Tickell is a Sundance Award Winning film director, bestselling author and thought leader in the fields of youth, climate and alternative energy. In 1997, Josh’s vividly painted “Veggie Van” made headlines across the United States as it picked up used frying oil and turned it into fuel. His subsequent movie, FUEL, went to theaters globally and was shown in the White House. He is author of the books KISS THE GROUND and THE REVOLUTION GENERATION. He is the co-director and producer of the upcoming documentaries entitled KISS THE GROUND and THE REVOLUTION GENERATION.
DIRECTOR, PRODUCER Rebecca Tickell is a director, producer and environmental author & activist. She produced the Sundance Audience Award Winning, environmentally-themed movie, FUEL, and co-directed/produced ‘The Big Fix’, an ‘Official Selection’ of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. She spent several years documenting the impacts and root cause of the BP oil spill. While investigating the spill she became ill and was left with permanent damage from exposure to the oil and dispersant in the atmosphere. Her directorial debut (with husband Josh) was the critically acclaimed documentary 'Pump', narrated by Jason Bateman. She directed the John Paul DeJoria story, ‘Good Fortune’ as well as the forthcoming documentaries, ‘Kiss the Ground,’ ‘Down to Earth’ and ‘The Revolution Generation’ with her husband Josh. She is the author of ‘Hot, Rich & Green’, a book about redefining feminism and the role of women in the environmental movement. As a child, she starred in the Orion (now MGM)’s Christmas Classic movie, Prancer. Rebecca Harrell Tickell is an active member of the Producers’ Guild of America where she has spoken on the topic of Green Film Production.
ACTOR Renaissance woman Mariel Hemingway is not only an iconic Academy Award nominated actor from a celebrated family, she is a prolific author, adventurist, eco activist, healthy lifestyle and mental health advocate, a yoga video star, an entrepreneur and a much sought after speaker focused on mind-body-spirit optimization and purposeful living. In a high-tech world, Mariel is considered an expert in high-touch solutions that facilitate the greatest sense of personal power, life balance, joy, fitness, authenticity and peace of mind. She’s both a devoted teacher and student in this holistic concentration. In 2013, Mariel co-wrote the book, Running With Nature, wherein she and her life partner share their insights about the import and impact of good nutrition, meditation, mindfulness, movement, silence, the beauty of simple living, compassion for self and community, and staying a student of life at all ages. Mariel is a much sought after key note speaker internationally, including at conferences, conventions, and on academic panels nationally, where those of like mind and heart gather to educate, engage, entertain, and to enrich each other’s experiences. With her two beloved daughters, Dree and Langley successful in their own entertainment careers, Mariel is once again considering film and television series opportunities. She’s passionate about the art of acting and loves the collective energy of working with other gifted artists, directors, producers, and writers. Mariel’s film and television accomplishments include: Manhattan, Lipstick, Personal Best, Star 80, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Papa (2016) and appearances in high profile iconic television shows including Roseanne, as a series regular in Civil Wars, etc. She’s narrated several programs/films including the documentary Ernest Hemingway: Wrestling with Life. Mariel’s best selling book, Finding My Balance, is an honest and inspiring story of her life’s journey through the lens of her personal yoga and meditation practices. Her second book, Mariel Hemingway’s Healthy Living from the Inside Out is a how-to guide to finding a greater sense of balance and meaning through self-empowering techniques and strategies. Her healthy lifestyle cookbook Mariel’s Kitchen offers creative gluten and sugar free recipes, and was one of the first on scene to shine the national spotlight on the benefits of this type of diet and lifestyle. Recent health, wellness, inspirational, advocacy and entertainment media profiles include those in USA Today, LA Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Times of London, The Today & Dr. Oz shows, Huffington Post/AOL video sites, Vanity Fair, the New York Times, Interview, People, and USA Today Best of Magazines. In 2014, Mariel was the focus of a one hour interview about her books with Oprah Winfrey’s on OWN’s premiere show, Super Soul Sunday. In 2014, Running From Crazy, a rich and evocative award winning and Emmy-nominated documentary about the Hemingway family, which Mariel co-executive produced with Oprah Winfrey, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. It documents her boundless advocacy for mental health awareness, the dignity and rights of people of all circumstance and ability and her commitment to connecting those of like mind and heart in order to optimize their lives in the best and worst of times. In May 2015, in alignment with National Mental Health Awareness month, Regan Arts Publishing released two new books including her memoir, “Out Came The Sun” and a young adult targeted diary form project about the journey from surviving to thriving, entitled “Invisible Girl. Like the creatively blessed Hemingway’s before her, Mariel is passionate travel and engaging with nature. She thrives when exploring new people and places in order to amplify her sense of purpose, personal power and peace.
ACTOR Amy Lysle Smart is an American actress and former fashion model. Smart began her career modeling in Italy and subsequently enrolled in acting school. Her first role in film was in director Martin Kunert's film Campfire Tales.
SPEAKER, AUTHOR Deepak Chopra, M.D., F.A.C.P., is the co-founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, the founder of the Chopra Foundation, and a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation. He is board certified in internal medicine, endocrinology, and metabolism. He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and a clinical professor in the Family Medicine and Public Health Department at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of more than 85 books translated into over 43 languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His recent books include You Are the Universe, co-authored with Menas Kafatos, Ph.D.; Quantum Healing (Revised and Updated): Exploring the Frontiers of Mind/Body Medicine; and The Healing Self, co-authored with Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D. Learn more at:
AUTHUR, PIONEER Thirty-year veteran of the cable television industry, Clint Ober pioneered cable modem and satellite distribution of digital services via cable to personal computers. In 1998, he began investigating the effects of electrically grounding the human body to earth. He has promoted and supported 20 research studies that collectively demonstrate how maintaining the body at earth’s electrical potential reduces inflammation and promotes normal functioning of the body’s electrical systems. Clint is currently President of Earth FX Inc. in Thousand Palms, CA and the Author of "Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever!"
CARDIOLOGIST, EARTHING EXPERT Stephen T. Sinatra is a board-certified cardiologist specializing in integrative medicine. He is also a certified bioenergetic psychotherapist. He has published journal articles on cholesterol and coenzyme Q.
ENGINEERING PHYSICIST, AUTHOR Gaetan has his PH.D. in engineering physics and specializations in Atomic Physics and Laser Spectroscopy. He spent four years of researching plasma physics and nuclear fusion at UCLA, and then served as a professor at CIHS. Dr. Chevalier is currently lead faculty at CIHS, visiting scholar in the Department of Family Medicine & Public Health, School of Medicine, UC San Diego, and Director of the Earthing Institute and Research Director at Psy-Tek.