Rebel Earth Films Inc

aka Rebel Earth Films, Inc.   |   Laguna Beach, CA   |  www.rebelearthfilms.org

Mission

Our goal is to change the environmental outlook of an entire generation. Via the power of film and animation, we will instill in the minds and hearts of people of all ages a deep appreciation for nature and show them how their actions can have a cumulative and positive impact on the environment and on all the creatures that share our home. By showing them that these ideas are not far off fantasies, but achievable realities, and empowering them to make a difference, we believe that we can achieve the extraordinary.

Ruling year info

2012

Principal Officer

Bret Babos

Main address

233 Cypress Dr # C

Laguna Beach, CA 92651 USA

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EIN

45-3729853

NTEE code info

Environmental Education and Outdoor Survival Programs (C60)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Animated Short Films

Our animated short films will introduce the public to concepts, ideas, and educational material that will be the basis for future documentary films.  The animated shorts, released online and through other educational channels,  will serve to familiarize the public with the messaging and educational concepts surrounding specific environmental topics.  So when a feature-length documentary is released, the public has familiarity with, and is more receptive to the advanced concepts and ideas presented in the documentaries.  The animated shorts will also promote interest in Rebel Earth as a whole, driving traffic to our online educational programs, promoting our Mission, and creating a "buzz" about upcoming documentary releases.

Population(s) Served

Our films will be animated and live action educational documentaries that show people the impact their lives have upon our environment.  Think the Muppets meets the Discovery Channel.  Our goal is do this in an entertaining and light-hearted manner that “maps out” the actions we can take on a daily basis that have positive effects on the earth and its inhabitants.

The films will cover a wide variety of educational issues from the science of pollution to the effects of our purchasing decisions on habitat loss and the health of our families. Each film will be focused on a single theme such as the oceans or endangered habitats, will include high quality HD nature footage, will highlight those individuals and organizations that have chosen healthier, more connected means of existing, and will be organized around educational, humorous, and reoccurring animated characters. Seeking to educate and inspire, we will popularize the idea of environmental education as entertainment. These will not be the sad, droning, or depressing environmental documentaries we are used to seeing, but films that will educate, make you laugh, leave you feeling empowered, and most importantly – films that will inspire a culture of healthier and more connected living.

Population(s) Served

Rebel Earth will accompany each film with online educational programs designed to promote each film’s topic beyond the scope of the film.  The programs will be designed to provide further insight into each topic and will include:  classroom educational guides on the specific topic, additional resources for further education,  "what can I do personally?" guides, expert opinions and blogs, taped speaker series on the topic, online video classes ,power point presentations, and games & puzzles.

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Charting impact

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Our goal is to provide millions of children with the educational base necessary to make environmentally conscious decisions. Imagine a whole generation of children growing up to care as much about the environmental impact of a corporation as they would about a corporation’s stock price. Seeking to become part of the popular culture of a generation through our animated films and documentaries, we seek to install into the mind of millions of children a deep seated respect and reverence for the nature world.

Our goal is to entertain in a light hearted manner while drawing the connection between our daily actions, between the products we purchase, their resulting environmental effects, and ultimately our own health and happiness Using humorous animated characters and stunning live action nature footage combined in an entertaining yet highly educational documentary film style, we will empower, inspire, and entertain while providing the education necessary for people to take positive and proactive environmental action.

Founder Bret Babos spent 15 years in the animation studios in Hollywood working for such industry leaders as DreamWorks and Warner Bros Animation. His vast network of film industry connections combined with an intimate understanding of the film production process accounts for a large part of Rebel Earth's capacity for success. Complimenting this experience is with a very strong knowledge and leadership base among the Board of directors. As stated in one Board member's bio: ".....( he ) is an independent consultant working in philanthropy, community economic development, the arts, and community change. For more than 20 years he has helped nonprofit organizations, community groups, local governments, and private business realize a strong economic, social, and cultural future by leveraging more than $100 million in philanthropic investment, leading program development, and advancing community based initiatives".

We are currently in production on our first series of animated short films. The films will be centered around an animated " Trash Fairy" that shows people how their personal trash habits can have a long lasting impact on the environment. The animated films are humorous, educational, and will approach the topics of trash and consumption with adult type humor, music, and high quality art and animation. Think of "Rocky and Bullwinkle" type characters used as teaching or educational aides. We are certain that the combination of the entertaining animated characters and the environmental messaging will go a long way towards making these cartoons very successful and in helping us to achieve our goal of becoming part of the popular culture of a generation. We believe we are off to a very good start.

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Rebel Earth Films Inc

Board of directors
as of 6/7/2016
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Board chair

Bret Babos

No Affiliation

Term: Jan 2012 - Dec 2014

Bret Babos President

No Affiliation

Chris Shrum Vice President

Pratt Institute

Chris Buckstein Treasurer

Dynamic Investments

Laszlo Babos Secretary

No Affiliation

Sue Ann Gonis

Sue Ann Gonis Coaching & Consulting

Meagan Kirkpatrick

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