Take Action

Take Action Films is an award-winning film studio that produces social-impact documentaries. 

We aim to inspire and educate our audiences about the importance of protecting the planet through conservation, outreach, restoration, and research while having a few laughs.  

Our films have played on Netflix, CBC, Sundance Channel and dozens of other outlets and renowned film festivals. Now you can stream them for free wherever you are. All you have to do is JOIN our community to  enjoy access to our award winning films.   

For over 20 years, Andrew Nisker, founder of Take Action Films has toured the globe to promote sustainable living. Are you ready to join and TAKE ACTION!  Find out more NOW

 

Join us for the world Premiere of Coral Ghosts at the 2020 Planet In Focus Film festival from Oct 14-23rd. 

 Coral Ghosts is a 90-minute feature documentary that combines sixty years of underwater photography with the timely quest of Dr. Tom Goreau, a marine biologist who inherited the family legacy of protecting the world’s coral reefs at a time when they have never faced greater threats. Told through intimate verite, never seen before archival film and photographs and stunning underwater photography, this character driven film brings viewers from a dusty attic in Cambridge to the shores of Jamaica, Bikini Atoll, and Bali on a Scientists journey to protect the coral that his father died documenting.

Watch star of Coral Ghosts Tom Goreau and Producer/Director Andrew Nisker talk about making the film in a recent interactive chat with Toronto Public Library

Listen to Director Andrew Nisker and Tom Goreau being interviewed on CBC radio 1

 

CORAL GHOSTS Preview

We are proud to announce Ground War will make its US streaming debut on Whole TV next month. 

For more information about Ground War be sure to visit http://www.groundwar.org

 

FREE DOCUMENTARIES

Dark Side Of The Chew (1hr) 

It's the world’s second most common form of litter. It’s invisible to most. Yet it lurks everywhere (including the bottoms of tables, desks and shoes). How did we become so addicted to chewing gum and how is our consumption of trillions of sticks a year impacting our health and our planet? Join award-winning, eco-activist filmmaker Andrew Nisker – Garbage! (Sundance), Chemerical (Netflix), Orange Witness (Documentary) – in a cinematic first as he travels our planet and speaks to gobs of manufacturers, activists and scientists to unravel the entertaining, yet shocking truth behind our obsession with a seemingly innocuous product that is gumming up more than just our environment. Full of unexpected twists and bubble-bursting surprises, the Dark Side Of The Chew will give you a lot to chomp on if you’re hooked on this seemingly innocent, age-old habit.

See the trailer below and JOIN our community to watch Dark Side Of The Chew NOW! 

Click here for the movie EPK. 

Garbage! The Revolution Starts At Home 

Garbage! The Revolution Starts at Home is a documentary about how the family household has become one of the most ferocious environmental predators of our time. 

Concerned for the future of his son, writer and director Andrew Nisker takes an average urban family, the McDonalds, and asks them to keep every scrap of garbage that they create for three months. He then takes them on a journey to find out where it all goes and what it’s doing to the world. 

From organic waste to the stuff they flush down the potty, the plastic bags they use to the water they drink out of bottles, the air pollution they create when transporting the kids around, to using lights at Christmas, the McDonalds discover that for every action there is a reaction that affects them and the entire planet.

See the trailer below and JOIN our community to watch Garbage! NOW.  

ORANGE WITNESS 

Orange Witness documents the marginalized voices of people who have been exposed to, and affected by Agent Orange. The film paints a bleak picture of the damage caused by the use of herbicides 2,4-D, 2,4,5-T and TCCD internationally. Historically, Agent Orange has been associated with war, but the industrial and domestic of use of the chemical is a story that has yet to reach the masses, until now. The film has been seen by over 1 million viewers through broadcasts on CBC DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL and film festival screenings where it garnered two awards in 2013.

See the trailer below and JOIN our community to watch Orange Witness NOW! 

Chemerical 

'Chemerical' explores the life cycle of everyday household cleaners and hygiene products to prove that, thanks to our clean obsession, we are drowning in a sea of toxicity. An average North American family try to turn a new leaf by creating and living in a toxic free home. Seen by over 3 million viewers through NETFLIX, CBC AND SUPER CHANNEL and winner of the audience choice award at Whistler Film Festival. Its outreach program has inspired the removal of  over 20,000 toxic cleaning products from homes, helping to clean up watersheds and create safer toxin free environments for hundreds of thousands of children in their homes and schools.

See the trailer below and JOIN our community to watch Chemerical NOW! 

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