— Rob Herring and Ryan Wirick —
From the filmmakers behind the award-winning film The Need To GROW
and the founders of Earth Conscious Films
comes a holistic, solution-focused platform:
Our potential as a species is both empowered and bound by the potential of our living biosphere.
All of nature is interconnected, and we as humans are woven into that equation.
Our physical and mental wellness, our ability to communicate, innovate, influence
culture and create positive change in the world, is woven into the same equation.
Only once humanity is regeneratively healthy, can the Earth regeneratively heal.
The mission of Earth Conscious Life is to make these connections indispensable for people
through community and art focused on holistic solutions.
History has shown that sick people create sick ecosystems which create more sick people.
And when we are sick, we cannot collectively solve the great ecological challenges at hand.
This trend must be reversed.
The fate of Earth's biosphere, and the future of civilization, hinges on this trend reversing.
And we have already seen this trend reversed in people's lives all over the world.
Making The Need To GROW taught us that healthy people, when informed with solutions,
and inspired by real world stories, work together to create healthy ecosystems,
which in turn support more healthy humans.
Our vision is to create a global network of empowering resources that will help make the
restoration of our species' health—and our planet's health—accessible, doable, and fun.
For all of us.
The ECL Team
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Rob Herring is an environmental filmmaker and musical activist. He produced The Relationtrip (SXSW, Grand Jury Prize - Dallas International Film Festival) and Directed/Produced Nothing In Los Angeles, which received numerous Best Picture honors. Rob worked on the critically acclaimed GMO OMG, and is a Producer on the follow up to the world famous Zeitgeist Trilogy. As a musician, Rob writes songs for health and eco activism, and he headlined the Rock For Nature concert in Berlin for 25,000 people. Rob is also a Certified Holistic Health Coach and is the cofounder of Integrative Pediatrics.
FOUNDER & CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Ryan Wirick is an award-winning filmmaker and writer, as well as a film editor and cinematographer. Since becoming a father, Ryan has focused on film/video projects that highlight solutions to critical problems in the world, and the people behind those solutions. As a journalist, he was given an Orange County Press Club Award. Ryan graduated from Chapman University with an MFA in Creative Writing, an MA in English, and a BA in Philosophy. There he received the Tom Massey Award, the John Fowles Award for Creative Writing, and the William James Award in Philosophy.
Joel Warsh, MD
Dr. Joel “Gator” Warsh is an Integrative and Holistic Pediatrician in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in Toronto, Canada and completed his medical training in Philadelphia and Los Angeles. He founded Integrative Pediatrics and Medicine where he practices today. He has been featured in numerous documentaries, films, podcasts and articles.
DESIGNer & ANIMATor
Nikki W. is a designer, animator, and graphic artist whose work has been integral to the Earth Conscious Life brand, including in website design, social media, film graphics, and most prominently in the creation of posters for The Need To GROW and other Earth Conscious Films productions. She is a proud interior designer, focusing on optimizing indoor and outdoor personal spaces with the beauty and benefit of plants.
C.A. Gabriel is director, writer, and film composer whose work has been featured in commercials, documentaries, and the Grammy nominated Bill & Ted: Face The Music, for which he wrote the title track. He also co-directed, co-wrote, produced, and composed the SXSW hit The Relationtrip (Hulu). As part of the Earth Conscious Life family, he has scored the award-winning The Need To GROW and several short films made by Earth Conscious Films.