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One man takes on City Hall, Wall Street, and the pope,
as he questions society’s most fundamental beliefs about prosperity.

“This could be the most important film ever made!”
-Paul Ehrlich, Author of The Population Bomb


“The cult of endless growth has kept us from seeing clearly the choices in front of us.”
-Bill McKibben

Credits

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A film by

Dave Gardner

Associate Producers

Alexandra Billings
Christina Haley
Lynsey Jones

Segment Producers/Assistant Directors

Adrienne Boese
Donnie Maclurcan
Johana Goerner
Valerie Pires
Jessica Treanton

Cinematographers

Dave Gardner (U.S.)
Anna Little (Ethiopia)
Anuraag Mahindru (India)
Bruce Phillips (Thailand)
Tyler Freeman Smith (Australia)
Phillip Thomas (Time-Lapse)

Gaffers

Juan Barerra

Grip & Dolly

Hawk Vacarro

Additional Camera

Christopher Robin Baker
Adrienne Boese
Danielle Carter
Jason Cross
Rick DeHoff
Dan Disner
Kristin Flannery
Rick Gibson
Johana Goerner
Dakin Henderson
Bill Jack
Kitama Jackson
Neha Jain
Peter Jordan
Steve Mack
Dillon Novak
Mari Ohman
Ruth Odens
Asher Refailov
Lisa Silguero
David Smith
Bob Tatlock
Haydn Winston

Sound/Camera Assistants

Christopher Robin Baker
Adrienne Boese
Danielle Carter
Dan Disner
Johana Goerner
Neha Jain
Jack Marshall
Mari Ohman
Andre Radan
Charles Skinner
Sam Steinmetz
Jessica Trénton

Still Photography

Rick DeHoff
Bill Jack
Shannon Steuber
Eulee Wood

Original Score

Jake Fader
Suburbanoid Fatties
Dedric Terry

Additional Music

Nina Centaine
Charlie Mosbrook

Makeup Artist

Makeup Asisstant

Additional Makeup

Corinne Bargers Romero

Dee Van Buskirk

Caitlin Boese

Performers

Alan Ackles
Dick Anson
Kelly Baker
Adrienne Boese
Caitlin Boese
Michael Bourquin
Ryan Bourquin
Dave Bryan
Danika Carter
Maxine Dunn
Becky Elder
Kristin Flannery
Mike Flannery
Bradford Fletcher
Dom Fresquez
Victoria Garrison
Angelina Gentile
Scott Harvey
Neha Jain
Tom Jankowski
Tammy Jennings
Madison Kade
Ashley Kalfas
Jaden Kurtz
Fran Lewis
Isabelle Lewis
Jack Lewis
Eric Madrid
Jessica Magers
Jameson Mahla
Lisa Mahla
Joseph Maniaci
Latasha Muhammad
Katie Odens
Valerie Olsowka
Ken Oyer
David Rasmussen
Erik Rimpley
Lorenzo Romero
Patrick Romero
Kaleb Roush
Aiyanna Schwartz
Vanessa Schwartz
David Smith
Mary Sprunger-Froese
Jonathan Sulinski
Suraj Thapa
Kamala Thomas
LeRoy Thomas
Mai-Quyen Tran
Donna Trujillo
Hawk Vacarro
Devin Wahl
Ron Willis
Connor Wood
Austin Zahar

Narration

Maxine Dunn
Dave Gardner
Tom Knight

Property Master

Property Assistant

Ian McGee

Connie Armstrong

Accommodations

Jack Alpert
Jenny Dillon and Athena Kelly-Dillon
Katie Elmore
Elizabeth Gardner
Tom Green
Richard and Gay Grossman
Mike Hanauer
Ed Hartman
Tom Horton
The Inn on 23rd, New York NY
Elizabeth Kent
Sheila MacDonald
Jack Marshall
The Martenson Family
Richard Posey
Ralph and Amy Risch
Lorna Salzman
John Sanphillippo and Kolin Ohi
Shambhala Buddhist Meditation Center
Irene Stupka, Chad Thomson and Laura Newman
Frank and Kathy Wilson
Barbara Zech

Location Assistance

Christopher Robin Baker
Darrell Clarke
Boulder Marriott
IBEW Local 113
Albert Kaufman
Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado
Jack Marshall

Production Assistants

Gabby Garcia-Pardo
Andre Radan

Production Finance

Ruth Odens

Post Production Supervisor

Adrienne Boese

Production Associate

Brett Forrest

Colorist

Chuck Venable

Editorial Assistants

Jason Cross
Johana Goerner
Bill Jack
Lynsey Jones
James Vaughn

Editorial Interns

Craig Liam
Stephanie Noel
Marie Ohman
Jessica Pagan
Anna Tinnell
Ursula Sommers
Jessica Tréanton

Graphic Design

Design Rangers
Chris Schell

GrowthBusters Logo

Max Eisele

Original Animation

Monster Zero Animation/FX

Additional Graphics

Adrienne Boese
Bill Jack
Karen Sherr

Web Design

Laurie Anderson
Jody Nelson
Chris Karnes

Sound Design and Mix

Forté Post

Transcribers

Jane Addison
Stephanie Barnhizer
Adrienne Boese
Alexandra Billings
Joshua Brock
Melanie D’Arcy
Sharon Ede
Bob Fiske
Nina Fitzgerald
Cindy Gardner
Peggy Gardner
Evelyn Haahaim
Tania Haigh
Christina Haley
Jennifer Hinton
Miranda Hoogervorst
Elizabeth Kent
James Lamont
Paul Lien
Sarah Michelson
Merry Moore
Karen Olsen
Kevin Pigford
Kevin Schmidt
Louise Thompson
Anurag Mahindru
Anna Syme
Peter Somerville
Christine Uhlarik
Monique Unger
James Vaughan
Alice Vermeer
Fiona Ziff

Translation

Torbjorn Bjonness
Bosco Gamiz
Linda Salzer
Stewart R. Salzer

Publicity

Rick DeHoff

Research

Glen Colton
Jason Cross
Peggy Gardner
Neil Lund
Andre Radan
Eric Rimmer
Cynthia Schlegel
James Vaughan
Devin Wahl

Audience Engagement

Laurie Anderson
Melanie D’Arcy
Sharon Ede
David Grabove
Christina Haley
Mike Hanauer
Jennifer Hinton
Lynsey Jones
Albert Kaufman
Ian McGee
Conor O’Holloren
George Trembath

Legal Advisor

Editorial Advisor

Music Advisor

Yoda

Organization Advisor

Laverne Berry

Chuck Venable

GEN-ERIC

Bill Jack

Donnie Maclurcan

Additional Images & Footage

Airphoto
Can Stock Photo Inc.
Greenpeace
iStockPhoto
NASA, International Space Station and MODIS
Simon Nasht
Nu Project
Cartoon courtesy of Joel Pett
Pond5.com
Science Photo Library
Shutterstock
Thought Equity Motion
Transition Network

Massage Therapist

Angie Bode

Financial Support

Weeden Foundation
Wallace Global Fund
Dick Smith
The Pachacuti Project
Roland Van Liew
World Population Balance
Honorary Executive Producer:
Duane Beckman
Bourquin Family Fund
Michael Hanauer
The ISHI Trust
Honorary Producer:
Glen Colton and Trudy Haines
Conservation & Research Foundation
Paul Gilding
Honorary Director: Jane Ard-Smith
Richard Grossman
John McBride
Mitteldorf Family Trust
Negative Population Growth
Piyush S. Patel
Stanford Knowledge Integration Laboratory
T. Rowe Price Program for Charitable Giving
Honorary Editor: Ruth Bourquin-Odens
Cindy Gardner
Colin Green
Evan W. Jones
Richard & Dorothy Lamm
Sally Perini
Peter Schlesinger
Peter R Schlesinger Pty Ltd
Chris Sekaer
Yvonne Tasker-Rothenberg
Michael & Andrea Wahl
Honorary Cinematographer: Susan Allen
Phillip Anderson
Philip Cafaro
Judy Countryman
Leanne Eckman
Frank Friedrich Kling
Steve Kurtz
Tanya Lasuk
Stephen Patterson
Janet Powers
David Schroeder
Honorary Key Grip:
Jack Alpert
Morgan Armitage
Linda Brodman
Jesse Farrell
Danielle Gutelius
Christina Haley
Tanya Hopkins
Evan Jones
Andy Kerr
Jacqueline Lynch
Garry Reed
Peter Schlesinger
Cathy Weeden
Honorary Grip: Fred Akers
Craig Bentley
Connie Beroza
Diane Blust
Doug Close
Darrin Drumm
Robert Gardner
Randy D. Hayes
Alexander R. Hill
Susan Holland
Sherry Jones
Jackie MacDonald
Ian Macindoe
Monica Nowierski
Teresa Petrack
Deborah Stewart
Alma Christina Sychuck
Ryan Talbot
Cliff Terry
Lucas Wheeler
Honorary Production Assistant: Jim Boyer
Julianna Brannum
Elizabeth Burdash
Benjamin T. Doan
Sharon Ede
Max Eisele
Joseph Ernst
Bosco Gamiz
William Pohley
James Samuel
Kent Welton

Special Thanks To

Alpine Visions, Inc.
Jane Ard-Smith
Sylvia Boese
Bourbon Street Productions
Ruth Bourquin-Odens
Cat-Tracks Excavation
Zoe Cormier
Wink Davis
Rick DeHoff
Jeff Dwire
Max Eisele
Mike Flannery
Peggy Gardner
Stephanie Gardner
Mike Ham
Charley Johnson
Monte Jack
Main Street Video
Mountain Mamas
Origin Communications
Dave Paxon
Non-Stop Productions
Carolyn Ray
TRS Productions
Windstar Studios

And to all the other amazing people around the world who pitched in to make this film possible!

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