Like many of us, Jack Guest also watched Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth". Unlike many others, he was inspired by the movie to do a film of its own - "A convenient Truth", a film about the world getting better.
In 2006 Jack invested his life savings and took a film crew to Sweden (by boat), a country aiming to break its dependency on oil by 2020. There he met a full range of people, from politicians and scientists, to families and entrepreneurs.
In December of the same year Jack continued his journey, crossing the Atlantic by cargo ship in search of love, a low carbon footprint, and time to enjoy the ride. Things didn’t go exactly according to plan...
Here's how Global Cool described the film:
A Convenient Truth in its entirety is a road movie, made up of three distinct but at the same time inter-related journeys. The first is of discovery, that greener living is not the daydream of a few, but is in fact reality for the people of Sweden; the second is of a hopeless romantic on a cargo ship to Canada, buoyed on by his revived love for an ex and equally heartfelt desire to prove long-haul does not necessarily mean an aisle seat and deep vein thrombosis; and the third is of realisation, that managing life, love and the planet is a big ask, even for a multi-talented 25 year-old.
Jack Guest says in his website that "A Convenient Truth’s positive message is that things can get better and that change does not have to mean sacrifice." Amen!
You can watch now the trailer (see below) and there's also the preview.
Bigger than a trailer, richer than a making of, and better than a long wait, the feature length preview film is just that: it’s a film, it’s feature length (95 minutes), and it’s a preview of the full film. Split into five parts, between 5 and 30 minutes each. A part costs about $0.75 (or £1) and you get 200 credits to watch one part for free.
All proceeds will go towards finishing the full film and releasing in early 2008.
I haven't seen the preview yet, but I'm impressed with Jack Guest's enthusiasm and commitment, and I'm also a big fan of road movies, especially green ones, so I hope "An Convenient Truth" will become a blockbuster and invite all of you to watch it.
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