The Need To GROW

With only 60 years of farmable soil left on Earth, The Need To GROW offers an intimate look into the hearts of activists and innovators in the food movement - an 8 year old girl challenges the ethics of a beloved organization - a renegade farmer struggles to keep his land as he revolutionizes resource efficient agriculture - and an accomplished visionary inventor faces catastrophe in the midst of developing a game-changing technology.

TNTG delivers alarming evidence on the importance of healthy soil - revealing not only the potential of localized food production working with nature, but our opportunity as individuals to help regenerate our planet’s dying soils and participate in the restoration of the Earth.

  • Rob Herring
    Dir. Nothing In Los Angeles, Producer The Relationtrip
  • Ryan Wirick
  • Michael Smith
    Key Cast
  • Erik Cutter
    Key Cast
  • Alicia Serratos
    Key Cast
  • Monica Serratos
    Key Cast
  • Vandana Shiva
    Key Cast
  • Jeffrey Smith
    Key Cast
  • Paul Stamets
    Key Cast
  • Rosario Dawson
    Key Cast
    Sin City, Lego Batman, Marvel's The Defenders
  • Rob Herring
  • Rosario Dawson
    Sin City, Men in Black 2, The Lego Batman Movie, DareDevil
  • Rob Herring
    The Relationtrip, Nothing in Los Angeles
  • Ryan Wirick
  • Ryan Wirick
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Genres:
    Environmental, Food
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 35 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 6, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    Canada, United States
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  • Sedona International Film Festival
    Sedona, AZ
    United States
    February 28, 2018
    World Premiere
    Best Environmental Film
  • Sonoma International Film Festival
    Sonoma, CA
    West Coast Premiere
    Best Documentary
  • American Documentary Film Festival
  • Edmonton International Film Festival
    Edmonton, Alberta
    October 5, 2018
    International Premiere
    Best Documentary - Audience Award
  • Newport Beach Film Festival
    Newport Beach, CA
    United States
  • Beaufort International Film Festival

    Best Documentary
  • Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival
    Philadelphia, PA
    United States
    Pennsylvania Premiere
    Audience Favorite
Director Biography - Rob Herring, Ryan Wirick

Rob Herring is a graduate of Tisch School of the Arts at NYU where he received the Drama Award for Film and TV. He had a successful career in theater, including two StageSceneLA Awards (including Best Actor) and an Ovation Award nomination. He Co-Directed/Produced his first feature film, the romantic comedy Nothing In Los Angeles, which received numerous Best Picture honors. Rob also worked on the recent documentary GMO OMG. He is a certified Holistic Health Coach and as a musician, writes songs for health activism. Rob headlined the Rock For Nature concert in Berlin, and his work has been featured with groups like, Alliance For Natural Health, Food Revolution Network, Label and many more.

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