History Of Take Action Films
Take Action Films was born when Andrew Nisker decided to self distribute his award winning feature length documentary Garbage! The Revolution Starts At Home (Sundance, CBC, Super Channel, TF1). After being selected for the Hot Doc’s film festival in 2008, Garbage!, through the efforts of the team at Take Action Films, went on to be translated into six different languages and screened to over three million people internationally.
Over the years, Take Action Films has worked tirelessly to network online, build social communities and rally audiences around social environmental subjects. The website for the documentary Chemerical – Redefining Clean For A New Generation (CBC, Netflix, TF1, YESdocu) has resources to help people detoxify their homes from harmful toxins found in common cleaning and personal care products.
Corporate outreach has seen Take Action Films work with some of worlds biggest companies having screened its films at Walmart’s head office, McDonalds world HQ, ING bank and working on an extensive earth month screening series with Tim Hortons.
Inspired through feedback from viewers, Nisker wrote the e-green cleaning guide The Chemerical Cookbook which has sold over 1000 copies and continues to help people rid their lives of toxic cleaning products.
2013 saw the release of Orange Witness, the untold story of the domestic use of the dioxin laced chemical Agent Orange (CBC). Given an honourable mention at the FIFE environmental film festival in Paris, Orange Witness continues to be screened and raise awareness about exposure to dioxins through the historical use of Agent Orange globally.
Through social media campaigns, speaking engagements, festival screening and online sales, Take Action Films aims to help change the world, one film at a time.
Coming soon is our next feature documentary about the worlds second most common form of litter, chewing gum. The King Of Candy will be televised on TVO in the spring of 2014.