"Plastic Earth" is a groundbreaking
documentary that explores the urgent need to address the global plastic crisis. With plastic production from fossil-based sources on the rise, the world is facing an existential threat from climate change, pollution, and biodiversity loss.
The film follows Janice Overbeck, a concerned mother, as she embarks on a journey to uncover the full extent of the problem and the innovative solutions being developed to tackle it. Through interviews with leading scientists, engineers, researchers, and environmental advocates, Janice gains unique insights into the efforts to control the plastic epidemic.
Featuring the stories of the world's unsung heroes, "Plastic Earth" showcases the innovative technologies and visionary solutions that offer hope for a sustainable future.
This timely and impactful documentary will inspire and inform audiences about the
importance of taking action to protect our planet for generations to come.”
In this extended interview on “The Jennifer Hudson Show,” comedian and actor Rob Riggle joins Jennifer for an engaging conversation filled with laughter and insights. Rob delves into a thought-provoking discussion about the impact of plastic waste on our environment, highlighting a documentary film called “Plastic Earth” that has deeply resonated with him.
Rob explains how every person can make a difference in tackling plastic pollution with simple steps and why it is so important to start now.
Comedian and producer Rob Riggle shares a look at the new documentary he hosts called “Plastic Earth,” which tackles the vital topic of the effect that plastic has on the environment.
Rob explains to Mario Lopez and Kit Hoover how the plastics crisis can be solved if we each do our part and embrace the new technologies being developed today.
ABC News' Linsey Davis sits down with actor and comedian Rob Riggle to discuss his new film "Plastic Earth" about how plastic consumes our everyday lives, offering possible solutions.
Co-producers/Co-directors Janice Overbeck and Jack Winch discuss how to solve the plastics crisis with Stephanie Abrams and Jordan Steele on PATTRN on THE WEATHER CHANNEL.
"PLASTIC EARTH" host Rob Riggle goes on air with the Johnny Dare Morning Show in Kansas City, Missouri to talk about the film and the Kansas City Chiefs. Click the DOWNLOAD button below to listen now.
Actor/Comedian Rob Riggle hosts the documentary. Known for his caring and selfless demeanor, Riggle has been a regular on Discovery Channel's SHARK WEEK and hosted SHARK AFTER DARK. Riggle is also known for his work as a correspondent on Comedy Central's The Daily Show from 2006 to 2008; as a cast member on NBC's series Saturday Night Live from 2004 to 2005; as the recurring character Gil Thorpe on the 20th Television sitcom Modern Family from 2013 to 2019; and for his comedic roles in films such as Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), The Hangover (2009), Furry Vengeance (2010), Larry Crowne (2011), Dumb and Dumber To (2014), Absolutely Anything (2015), Night School (2018), 12 Strong (2018), Midnight Sun (2018), and The War with Grandpa (2020) just to name a few. He has also co-starred in the Adult Swim comedy-action series NTSF:SD:SUV::. In 2012, he replaced Frank Caliendo for the comedy skit and prognostication portions of Fox NFL Sunday. Riggle currently co-hosts the miniature golf game show series Holey Moley with Joe Tessitore on ABC.
Co-Director/Producer Janice Overbeck has been involved with social issues for positive change for many years now. Her non-profit "JO Gives, Inc." has been donating charitable gifts like medical and dental supplies to people in Mexico, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, and Panama for years and sponsored the spay/neuter of thousands of dogs where overpopulation levels have reached all-time highs. She is also the owner of a real estate company.
Co-Director/Producer Jack Winch has been making impactful films since he started his production company, DreamPost Productions, in 1999. Choosing to stay mostly behind the scenes in his career, Jack has helped numerous other filmmakers complete their projects through his editing and cinematic skills. You can find other projects with Jack's involvement on platforms such as Netflix, Amazon, ESPN, NBC and more, but "Plastic Earth" is one of his personal favorites due to the topic at bay.
EXCLUSIVE: Gravitas Ventures has picked up North American rights to the environmental documentary Plastic Earth, hosted by Rob Riggle (Step Brothers, The Daily Show), and released it on all major streaming services on February 7, 2023.
The film written, directed and produced by Janice Overbeck and Jack Winch is billed as the first of its kind to cover the solutions and technologies being worked on to combat and eventually solve the plastic crisis that our world is facing. It follows the concerned mother, Overbeck, as she goes on a journey to learn the full story of this problem and to uncover what is happening in the background to solve it.
Plastic Earth is executive produced by Winch and Gunar Overbeck and co-produced by Scott Seydel. Its acquisition deal was negotiated by Nicholas Erickson on behalf of Taylor & Dodge and the filmmakers. Riggle is repped by Artists First, UTA and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern.
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