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4 March, 2021

International stage for local documentary debut

CAIRNS documentary filmmakers Shay Ryan Douglas and Thomas Lowth are set to debut their new documentary film which stars international and national experts alongside local change makers.

By Nicole Gibson

The film Earth Heroes: The Regeneration will debut on March 18 at Cairns local Bulmba-ja theatre before the pair set off on an East Coast tour to showcase the documentary.

The film stars internationally renowned cell biologist, Dr Bruce Lipton, top American soil regeneration expert, Dr Zach Bush, and Australian science guru Dr Karl Kruszelnicki alongside leading local organisations and experts including Reef Restoration Foundation, Organic Motion, Parley Australia, permaculturist Annaliese Hordern and author Lesley Van Staveren.

Creative Director Mr Douglas said the goal for the film is to waken peoples’ awareness to the number of projects and actions being taken on a daily basis to bring about a better future.

“The film is quite diverse in its topic range,” Mr Douglas said. “Our focus has been to elevate all the different stories of positive, inspiring changemakers and we wanted to cover a number of positive solutions out there.”

Mr Douglas said the pair wanted to give viewers a sense of hope for the future.

“There are lots of practical solutions that anyone can implement that can make the world a better place,” he said.

In a coup for the filmmakers, the documentary’s two biggest stars, Dr Lipton and Dr Bush, will help promote the film via their social platforms forms giving the movie a reach of about a million people.

The duo have also partnered with Australian crowd source screening platform Fan Force to secure local and international cinema screenings.

“Fanforce work closely with cinemas, based on fan support and fan promotion,” Mr Douglas said.

The trailer for the film can be viewed via the Facebook page Earth Heroes or at and tickets for the debut can be purchased via Eventbrite.

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