The man behind the movie “Fields of Fuel” attended the National Biodiesel Conference this week in Orlando and held a private screening for the biodiesel-based film that won critical acclaim at the recent Sundance Film Festival.
Josh Tickell, who has been a biodiesel backer for more than a decade, is tickled that his labor of love was chosen for the Audience Award for Best Documentary Film at the Sundance.
“Of the thousands films that were submitted, the 16 that got in, ‘Fields of Fuel’ was the number one audience choice,” he said in an interview with Domestic Fuel after the screening. “It felt pretty fantastic to walk up on stage and get the award.”
“Fields of Fuel” producer Greg Reitman says they are now looking ahead to getting the film into other festivals. “From that point on, Josh will basically do a 50 city tour around the country and we will essentially be in theaters by mid-May.” He says there are several major theatrical distributors looking at the film now.
The film, which highlights both biodiesel and ethanol, has been years in the making and a number of industry sponsors aided in the effort including: Nova Biosource Fuels, Solazyme, BBI International, Ethanol Promotion and Information Council, Renewable Energy Group, Earth Biofuels, and John Deere.
You can listen to the full interview with Josh and Greg here: [audio:http://www.zimmcomm.biz/biodiesel/nbb-tickell.mp3]