Accelerate (2019)

55 minutes

Executive Producer: John Collee

Producer: Blair Palese

Voices of Australian talent, Mia Wasikowska, Rachel Ward, Jack Thompson, Sean Keenan and Simon Baker join Bill McKibben in Accelerate. In 2018, Bill McKibben, the founder of, travels around Australia demanding that we accelerate climate action by our government, businesses and communities. Bill is considered one of the most acclaimed environmental activists in the US. During his time in Australia, he visited five states in just eight days, saw the devastation caused by ocean warming on our Great Barrier Reef, visited Newcastle to meet with union and government officials in the heart of the world’s biggest coal export port, and saw some of the low carbon solution projects underway in Adelaide. Throughout the tour, Bill had three key messages: we need to stop all new fossil fuel projects, switch to 100% renewable energy, and make sure not a dollar more goes toward dirty energy. Accelerate aims to share, inspire and motivate our country to get active before the next federal election to ensure climate change is the central issue nationally.


Film Festival Official Selection:

02 - 04 I 2019 Transitions Film Festival, Melbourne, Sydney AUS

08 I 2019 Green Film Festival, Buenos Aires ARG

09 I 2020 FICASC, (Online) BRA

Cinema Screenings:

02 I 2019 Cinema Nova, Melbourne AUS

03 I 2019 Wallis Cinema, Mildura AUS

03 I 2019 Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Sydney AUS

04 I 2019 Dendy Newtown, Sydney AUS

05 I 2019 Narooma Kinema, Narooma AUS

05 I 2019 The Ritz Cinema Randwick, Sydney AUS

08 I 2019 Cinemark Palermo, Buenos Aires ARG

Other Screenings:

01 I 2019 The Australian Museum, Sydney AUS


Films for the Earth


A Australia production

Approved and financed with the assistance of Documentary Australia Foundation

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