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Synopsis

Unacceptable Levels examines chemical exposure in daily life from the perspective of filmmaker Ed Brown, a father seeking to understand the world in which he and his wife are raising their children.

From the chemical revolution of the 1940s through today’s prevalence of chemicals in industrial and consumer products, the documentary seeks to impart greater understanding of the proliferation—and compounding effects—of commonly used chemicals. The ultimate mission of the film is to educate, engage questioning around the potential human risk and to propose ideas on what can be done about it.

The film is anchored in Brown’s own poignant experiences and follows his personal journey purposed in uncovering the impact of chemicals on his family. To create this debut documentary, Brown traveled extensively to interview top minds in the fields of science, industry, government, environmental advocacy and law. Weaving their commentary and perspectives into a compelling narrative, Brown chronicles the history of industrial chemicals in the U.S.—and their lack of regulation—and provides us with an in-depth look at its presence in everyday life… from agriculture to drinking water, cosmetics to toys.

Producers

Peter Kindersley
Executive Producer
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A truly green entrepreneur, one-time publisher, organic farmer and philanthropist, Peter Kindersley has dedicated his life to pioneering sustainable business and farming practices that protect people and the environment. His early dedication to this film, and to future films, is helping to ensure that people are informed about the toxic chemical burden they carry, and are better able to protect their, and their family’s, health and wellbeing. His ambition is to empower people through knowledge, and to influence companies to be more honest, open and transparent, creating a better, healthier world for all of us to live in.

Ed Brown
Writer/Director/Producer/Editor
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This project is more than a passion for Ed Brown, who dedicated the past four years to researching and developing this film and speaking with the best and brightest minds regarding human health and its interaction with the environment. As a husband and father, his mission is to ensure the well-being of his family by investigating the best ways to do so. Ed lives with his three children and his wife Lauren in Pennsylvania.

Susan Cann
Producer
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Susan is a self-proclaimed evangelist for simple living and going “back to basics” with a background in marketing and graphic design. Acting as community liaison for “Unacceptable Levels,” Susan hopes to help open eyes and ears around the world about our toxic environment. A wife and mother of two, Susan understands the vital importance of the film’s message, and why we each need to become engaged in the political decisions that affect public health. Susan lives in Northern California with her husband and has two grown sons.

Credits

A Film By Macroscopic Media
Release Date: Fall 2013
Approx. Running Time: 75 minutes

Written, Directed and Produced by
ED BROWN

Executive Producer
PETER KINDERSLEY

Producers
ED BROWN
SUSAN CANN
MARTIN ESSIG

Associate Producer
LYNN HASSELBERGER

Edited by
ED BROWN

Additional Post Production by
ROBIN BELL

Motion Graphics
WHITNEY WILLIAMS

Music by
ROBIN APPLEWOOD

Song “Same Mistake”  Performed by:
CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH
Written by:
ALEC OUNSWORTH
Courtesy of: CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH
By arrangement with: ZYNC MUSIC GROUP LLC

Sound Mixing
BRENDAN CANTY

Title Graphics
STEVE BRAZELL / HITMAN INC