Rebecca Tickell is an accomplished documentary filmmaker (director, producer, writer) whose award winning short and feature films have made a critical impact in environmental activism domestically and globally. In partnership with her husband, Josh Tickell, they have partnered with actors, politicians and environmental leaders over the past several decades to create films that have been seen by millions of people and have raised significant money for environmental and social change.
Her films include the 2008 Sundance Film Festival Audience award-winning, environmentally themed movie, FUEL, The Big Fix, an Official Selection of the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, the critically acclaimed documentary, Pump, narrated by Jason Bateman in 2014. Recent films directed by Rebecca and Josh include the John Paul DeJoria story, Good Fortune, The Revolution Generation, as well as The Earthing Movie, which documents her family's journey to wellness. In 2020, the Tickell’s award-winning film, Kiss the Ground, starring Woody Harrelson launched on Netflix with a reach of more than 1 billion people; the movie is credited with putting regenerative agriculture on the map.
Her latest film, Common Ground, starring Jason Momoa, Laura Dern, Donald Glover and Rosario Dawson and Ian Somerhalder was the recipient of the Human/Nature Award at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival and is the highly anticipated sequel to Kiss the Ground. By fusing journalistic exposé with deeply personal stories from those on the front lines of the food movement, Common Ground unveils a dark web of money, power, and politics behind our broken food system. The film reveals how unjust practices forged our current farm system in which farmers of all colors are literally dying to feed us. The film profiles a hopeful and uplifting movement of white, black, and indigenous farmers who are using alternative "regenerative" models of agriculture that could balance the climate, save our health, and stabilize America's economy -- before it's too late.
Rebecca is a brave and passionate documentary filmmaker who has a talent for distilling vast amounts of complicated information and shaping it all into accessible, entertaining and inspiring films through strong editing, music, stylistic graphics and innovative storytelling techniques. Her films not only transcend politics and culture, but have contributed to needed change in our world through legislation and policy reform. The Tickell’s don’t just tell stories about sustainability and regeneration, they live them. For the last twelve years they have been learning regenerative organic small-scale farming on their 5 acre movie ranch in Ojai, California. They have built a film campus surrounded by a food forest with the commitment of regenerating 100 Million acres in North America. Rebecca comes from a legacy farming family and created the award winning and impact driven Regenerate Ojai and Regenerate Ventura County campaign - www.regenerateojai.com, a campaign focused on transition within her valley and community.