The Energy Miracle
by Samuel Stefan

Until the year 2050 the world’s population will have reached the 10 billion mark. The global energy demand is increasing drastically. «The Energy Miracle» portrays two very distinct men, who are convinced that their ideas will contribute to solving humanity’s most challenging problems.

The American entrepreneur James Ehrlich strives to re-invent urban planning through community driven living in so-called „ReGen Villages“. The former Swiss ETH-Professor Hansjürg Leibundgut however pursues technical innovation and a change of mind on a political level.

What unites the two great minds is their commitment to fight for a sustainable future. While being underfunded, they both depend on selling their ideas and finding strong investors. This task takes a toll on both of them, but they are assisted by bright young minds, who share their passion and are prepared to accept their inheritance.

«The Energy Miracle» follows these two unique individuals at a pivotal point of their projects where they can either succeed splendidly or fail unnoticed. A film about obstacles, crises and the power of an idea.

Directed by Samuel Stefan
Written by Samuel Stefan, Nick Oakley
Original Version German / English / French
Production Lomotion AG
Producer David Fonjallaz, Louis Mataré
Cinematography Andreas Pfiffner, Samuel Stefan, Ulrich Grossenbacher
Editing Mirjam Krakenberger
Location Sound Mix Nadja Gubser, Jacob Davidsen, Jonathan Jacobi, Peter Gest, Mike Martin
Sound Editing Nadja Gubser
Rerecording Sound Mix Felix Bussmann – SDS Ostermundigen
Music Sandra Stadler, Bänz Isler
Technical Information
Picture Format Colour
Aspect Ratio 16:9 (1.78:1)
Shooting Format HD
Exhibition Format HDCAM / DCP 2K, 73 min.
Sound Surround 5.1