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Director: Patrea Patrick
Producer: Patrea Patrick
Producer: David Tice
Producer: Tim O’Hair
Editor: John Gilbert, ACE (Emmy winner)
Consulting Advisor Marketing Partner: Economic War Room – Kevin Freeman & team
Marketing Partner: McBride Digital, Tom McBride
Legislative Outreach Partner: OpenStates.org
The documentary film Grid Down, No Second Chance investigates and follows the trail of information surrounding threats that the US national electrical grid faces right now.
This is the first documentary to hit the issues head on, examining the specific risks and the politics and administrative workings that stand in the way of our protection. Recently de- classified and shocking studies shows that the entire power grid is extremely vulnerable to attack and to several other dangers, some of which are (100%) certain to occur, but which we are not protected against.
It includes important interviews with the leading national experts in this field, including the former head of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Jon Wellinghoff; former Head of the CIA under Bill Clinton, James Woolsey; Ambassador Henry Cooper; Head of the Homeland Security Task Force, Dr. Peter Pry; top Reagan science advisor William Graham, Ph.D.; geopolitical expert & author Frank Gaffney; & Senior Space Weather Analyst, John Kappenman – amongst others. Ex-DA & current Fox News media personality, Judge Jeanine Pirro provides forceful analytical observations. The film provides a bipartisan approach which should result in meaningful action given the current mood of the nation.
As we show, our grid system is vulnerable to four basic forms of attack - from it being taken down by a few terrorists with AK47’s, cyberattacks, EMPs and Solar Flares - and protections have not been put into place, significantly due to a cover-ups & obstruction occurring at the level of those who oversee and administer the grid’s workings. This is an important moment in history where what we do and how we face these threats will determine whether we as a society will, literally, continue to exist. It is estimated that in the event of a protracted grid-down situation, 9 of 10 Americans may not survive. The film documents the leading expert opinions and explains in a clear voice what we’re dealing with and how we got in this predicament.
Grid Down is the outcome of extensive research by its producers and director, who have taken it upon themselves to investigate the story and follow the trail, from Washington - to individual states which are battling to implement needed protections – to national conferences and hearings – and papers and interviews of leaders in this field. It apprises us of what we face and what must be done urgently. We are partnering with two firms which will provide to our viewer: 1) pre-written letters to the appropriate legislator urging specific actions and 2) a survival checklist & information package. Additionally, we’ll help fund 501©(3) party organizations to execute action plans working with legislators & agencies.
The documentary provides education, creates some fear, significant outrage against obstructionists, optimism about recent progress, ending with a specific ‘call to action’ of tasks to ensure we protect the nation’s power grid from this significant threat. The power to make this happen rests with the nation’s citizens. Our politicians are simply ‘followers’. We as informed citizens need to drive this initiative and the start of this comes from education through a powerful film like Grid Down.
Texas Senator Bob Hall
Lieutenant General Steven Kwast