Windfall

Windfall

Wind power - it’s sustainable, it burns no fossil fuels and it produces no air pollution. It’s development can only be a good thing.

Or so the people of Meridith, New York thought. Attracted by financial incentives designed to boost their economy, the townspeople grow increasingly alarmed as they discover the disastrous impact that allowing the construction of a wind farm had on their community.

Meanwhile, someone is making a financial killing from the 120 metre windmills that now dominate the area with their ominous presence.

With sustainable energy schemes in the USA growing annually at 39%, the film exposes the downside of going green when making money, rather than protecting the planet, is driving the deal-making. Windfall is an eye-opener that is required viewing for anyone concerned about the environment and the future of renewable energy.

*Available in HD

Awards and Festivals

Winner
Grand Prize, DOC NYC, 2011
Best Documentary, Woods Hole Film Festival 2011
Jury Prize, Wild and Scenic Film Festival, California, 2012

Official Selection
Toronto International Film Festival 2011
Vancouver International Film Festival 2011
IDFA 2011

Reviews
“Fascinating, insightful, and fair. An intimate portrait of one New York community in heavy battle” - Huffington Post

“Urgent, informative and artfully assembled” - NY Times

“Never alarmist or patronizing…strung so tightly and effortlessly together that it’s hard to believe this is a first-time filmmaker at hand” - Indiewire

“Emotionally charged human conflict that results in a genuine cliffhanger” - Washington Post