oh that leonardo dicaprio – it was announced today that ‘king of the world’ is starting production on a new documentary to be called 11th hour – all about saving the planet and its ecosystems – sounds like a good idea to me as sometimes i secretly think the earth is gonna explode and it scares me! there has been so much wild & weird weather in the past few years – it is really kinda scary – it’s always like ‘the biggest storm’ or ‘the coldest cold’ – everything seems to be going to extremes these days – i just don’t want to experience ‘the biggest earthquake’ – plus i think the environment always gets stuck on the back burner when it is raised as a political issue but without a healthy environment & planet…we would all be seriously fucked! so good luck to leo and the team over at tree media group…the film is due to be released sometime in the fall of 2006…rock on – i’m out for now – at least monday is close to a finish! xxoo
NEW YORK – Leonardo DiCaprio has begun production on 11th Hour, a feature length documentary that will examine the state of the global environment, and includes visionary and practical solutions for restoring the planet’s beleaguered ecosystems. The documentary will tackle an issue that DiCaprio has championed for years as it takes on a renewed urgency in the wake of recent natural disasters, and as increasing global abuse brings the future of our environment into greater question.
The film will be co-directed and written by Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners, co-founders of Tree Media Group. DiCaprio will produce, co-write and narrate the project. The team has previously collaborated on Global Warning and Water Planet , short films that can be seen on DiCaprio’s eco-site, www.leonardodicaprio.org.
11th Hour is being produced by Leila Conners Petersen and Brian Gerber for Tree Media Group, and Chuck Castleberry for the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.
“Global warming is not only the number one environmental challenge we face today, but one of the most important issues facing all of humanity,”said DiCaprio. “We all have to do our part to raise awareness about global warming and the problems we as a people face in promoting a sustainable environmental future for our planet.”
Adam Lewis, investor and environmentalist, came onboard very early in the financing of the film
Doyle Brunson, renowned poker player and long time environmentalist, who is also financing the film, said, “I know we’ll be able to raise a lot of awareness for an issue that plagues our world and could have devastating consequences down the road if nothing is done.”