GreenScreen 2012 Student Film Premiere

The premiere of the 2012 GreenScreen student environmental films showcased four student-produced films focused on eco-conciousness: CO-OPerate, The Misinformant, Catch of the Week, and Love & Gratitude.

GreenScreen is a hands-on, project-based environmental media production program where students work in teams to leverage their collective production skills and environmental knowledge. The goal of the program is not only to increase awareness about the environment, but to expand the ways that these issues are represented and communicated. For more information about GreenScreen, visit this page.

View the GreenScreen 2012 Student Film Premiere poster here.

This event is sponsored by the Carsey-Wolf Center’s Environmental Media Initiative, the Department of Film and Media Studies, and UCSB Associated Students Coastal Fund.


This documentary takes the audience through four houses with “cooperative living” in Isla Vista: Biko, Dashain, Rancho, and Sunset. These houses foster a social community of colorful individuals who work together to be environmentally responsible. Their magnetic personalities and alternative lifestyle have created an inspiring model for sustainable living.

Crew: Lauren Arso, Arielle Sherman, Shane Cavette, Sharon Reeh, Melanie Lindall, Bryant Swanstrom

The Misinformant

The Misinformant is a satirical film about a climate change conspiracy theorist and former spy named Sam Dalton who believes the Soviets concocted “global warming” in order to destroy capitalism through strict environmental regulations.

Crew: Ryan Renfrew, Sara-Antonia Stichnote, Austin Gould, Shane Cavette, Oscar Gutierrez, Travis Rennacker, Christine Yoon, Marc Palanca, Bianca Beltran, Zach Babkis

Catch of the Week

Most people don’t know where the seafood they eat comes from. Even in Santa Barbara, which is home to thriving local fisheries, 95% of the seafood consumed is imported. Catch of the Week takes a deeper look into why consumers should pay more attention to where their seafood comes from, and support local fishermen who work hard to keep their fisheries sustainable.

Crew: Ariadne Reynolds, Marisa Villareal, Patrick Saldaña, Jon Reed

Love & Gratitude

Michel Saint-Sulpice is a Santa Barbara-based architect who is taking eco-friendliness to a new level, transforming his home and lifestyle to reduce his impact on the environment. With a deeply rooted love for the Earth and the people around him, Michel is taking action towards living sustainably while inspiring others to do the same.

Crew: Jon Reed, James Choe, Andrew Cowell, Uvaldo Sifuentes, Nora Gras-Mas