If a Tree Falls

PBS Premiere: Sept. 13, 2011Check the broadcast schedule »


Directed and Produced by
Marshall Curry

Co-Directed and Produced by
Sam Cullman

Written and Edited by
Matthew Hamachek
Marshall Curry

Cinematography by
Sam Cullman

Original Music
James Baxter

Additional Music by
The National

Line Producer
Bill Gallagher

Additional Camera
Marshall Curry
Chris Teague
Tim Lewis
Bill Gallagher
Andy Pratt
Skye Fitzgerald
Jeremy Medhoff

Archival Research
Steven Loring

Production Research
Julia Landau

Assistant Editor
Tina Grapenthin

Liza Mueller

Post Production Assistant
Katie Earls
Mark Rattelle

Promotion Reel Editor
Eric Daniel Metzgar

Sound Recording
Marshall Curry
Sam Cullman

Sound Editor/Re-recording Mixer
Chad Birmingham

Sound Design
Paul Hsu

Post Production Sound Facility
c5, inc.

Additional Original Music
Nick Stumpf

Motion Graphics
Joe Posner

Motion Graphics Assistant
Brittany De Nigris

Charlie Rokosny

Video Post Services
Full Frame

Archival Photography
Yun Rhee

Photo Editor
Yun Rhee

Photo Scanning
Photo Den, Grants Pass, OR

Oregon Equipment Rental
Stafford Video Productions

Still Photo
T.J. Watt

Poster Design
Jean Kim

Iddo Arad
Karen Shatzkin
Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP
Edward M. Zimmerman
Priya Masilamani

Music Clearance
Marshall Curry

Kara Suzanne

Jenile Brooks
Zach Fox
Noah Goldman
Karen Holmes
Rachel Kolb
Mike Ohrenberger
Anne Orrin
Denise Pasquinelli
Ludovic Pronko
Taiki Sugioka
Babette Wielenga

Producers for BBC
Jo Lapping

Business Affairs for BBC
Jason Emerton

Documentary Footage
A Life Among Whales
Dir: Bill Haney, Uncommon Productions LLC, 2005

A Year in the Streets
Dir: Randy Shadowalker and Charles Overbeck, Cascadia Media Collective, 2001

Big Rattle in Seattle
Dir: Leon and Si, Guerillavision

Burning the Future: Coal in America
Dir: David Novack, American Coal Productions. Art and Design, 2008. New Video Group, Inc., 2009

Coal Country
Dir: Phylis Geller, Evening Star Productions, 2009

Disappointment Valley, A Modern Day Western
Dir: James Anaquad Kleinert, Moving Cloud Productions, 2010

Produced by Curtis Croley, National Wildlife Federation, 1993

Green with A Vengeance
Journeyman Pictures, SBS, 2001

Homeland: Four Portraits of Native Action
Dir: Roberta Grossman, Katahdin Productions, 2005

Igniting a Revolution
The Earth Liberation Front Press Office

Dir: Tim Lewis and Tim Ream, Pickaxe Productions, 2000

The Four Corners: A National Sacrifice Area
Dir: Christopher McLeod, Earth Image Films, 1983

This is What Democracy Looks Like
Dir: Jill Freidberg & Rick Rowley, Independent Media Center and Big Noise Films, 2000

Trade Off
Dir: Shaya Mercer, Wright Films, 2000

Tree Sit: The Art of Resistance
Dir: James Ficklin, Earthfilms, 2005

When A Tree Falls
Dir: Lauren Stone and Jim Ovitt, Chip Taylor Communications, 1998

A Sticky Issue (Worker Safety Oil Spill Clean Up)
Dir: Molly McCoy, AK Health Project, 1991

Thank you to the following for additional footage and photos
Tim Lewis
Gerald Beranek
Cascadia Media Collective
Earth Films
James Ficklin
Noam Gonick
Chris Hannah
Jeff Hedges
Steven "Kooki" Heslin
Nicholas Hoogendoom, Jr.
Kurt Jensen
A. Mark Liiv
Whitey Lueck
Albie Nash
Charles Overbeck
Kevin Peer
Andy Pratt
Psycho Originals Audio and Visual Design
K. Rudin
Randy Shadowalker
Carmen Sundin
Jan Volz
T.J. Watt

City Of Eugene, City Council
Clatskanie Police Department
City of Eugene, Facility Management Division
Eugene Police Department
Eureka Police Department
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Forest County Sheriff's Department
Glendale Rural Fire District
Global Action Network
Humboldt County Police Department
Jones & Jones Architecture
Lane County Sheriff's Department
Rainforest Action Network
Redmond Police Department
U.S. Forest Service

News Footage
60 Minutes, CBS
ABC World News
CBS Evening News
Courtesy of CNN
Footage Provided by Thought Equity Motion
Fox News
Inside Base Camp with Tom Foreman, National Geographic Channel
Milwaukee Public Television
NBC Nightly News
Pros & Cons, Court TV
Some montages combine audio and video excerpts from various sources.

Other Sources
Redmond Spokesman
Eugene Register Guard
Mail Tribune, Medford, Oregon
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Moscow-Pullman Daily News
The News-Review of Roseburg
AFP/Getty Images
AP Photo Archive
International News Network
The Brooklyn Rail
Setting Fires With Electrical Timers, Fireant Collective, 2001
The Dispossessed by Ursula K Le Guin, HarperCollins Publishers, 1974
Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching by Dave Foreman, 3rd Edition, Abbzug Press, 1993

Additional Music
Written by Matthew Berninger and Aaron Dessner
Performed by The National
Courtesy of Beggars Banquet Records Ltd.
Published by Val Jester Music (ASCAP) and ABD 13 Music (ASCAP) administered by Bug

"Afraid of Everyone"
Written by Matthew Berninger and Aaron Dessner
Performed by The National
Licensed Courtesy of 4AD Limited
Published by Val Jester Music (ASCAP) and ABD 13 Music (ASCAP) administered by Bug

Written by Matthew Berninger and Aaron Dessner
Performed by The National
Licensed Courtesy of 4AD Limited
Published by Val Jester Music (ASCAP) and ABD 13 Music (ASCAP) administered by Bug

"Cherry Tree"
Written by Matthew Berninger and Aaron Dessner
Performed by The National
Courtesy of Brassland
Published by Val Jester Music (ASCAP) and Hawk Ridge Songs (ASCAP)

"Girls and Boys"
Written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Steven Alexander James, and David Rowntree
Performed by Blur
EMI Records Ltd.
Published by MCA Music Ltd. and Songs of Universal Inc.

"Sleep Now In The Fire"
Written by Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford and Zach De La Rocha
Performed by Rage Against The Machine
Courtesy of Epic Records
Published by Retribution Music (BMI) All rights administered by Wixen Music Publishing, Inc.
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing

From the Motion Picture "The Kingdom"
Written by Danny Elfman
Performed by Danny Elfman
Courtesy of Universal Studios
Published by Songs of Universal, Inc. on behalf of U.P.G. Music Publ.

"Hello Hammerheads"
Written by Daniel Snaith
Performed by Caribou
Courtesy of Domino Recording Company of America, Inc. / The Leaf Label
Published by Chrysalis Music Group

"Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes"
Written, Performed and Published by Propagandhi

"I Got Mine"
Written by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney
Performed by The Black Keys
Courtesy of Nonesuch Records
Published by McMoore McLesst Publishing (BMI) administered by Wixen Music Publishing Inc.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing

Written by Cathy Dennis, Henrik Jonback, Christian Karlsson, Pontus Johan Winnberg
Performed by Britney Spears
Jive Records
Publishers/Administrators: Colgems EMI Music Inc. and Universal Polygram
International Publishing Inc.

Special Thanks
Elizabeth Martin, Jane and Rivers
Purva Panday Cullman
Tina Grapenthin
Ledia Hernandez
Friends and Family of Daniel McGowan
Tim Lewis
Kirk Engdall
Greg Harvey
And everyone else who allowed us into their lives and shared their stories.

Thank You
Karim Ahmad
Penelope Andrews
Nicholas and Katie Ashby
Paul and Holly Ashby
Mark Bailey
Emily Barton
Bristol Baughan
Tom Bisaki
Brad Black
Larry Bloch
Ross Bondurant
Aaron Brocken
Chris Calef
Daniel Carter
Paul Carter
Shelley Cater
Ian Cheney
David Cieri
Dan Cogan
Michael Collins
Edgar and Ellie Cullman
Trip Cullman
Georgina Cullman
Claire Cummings
Beth and Ravenel Curry
Lauren Cynamon
Allison Davis
Ouve de Laage
Danielle DiGiacomo
Tami Drake
Francis Eatherington
Curt Ellis
Cecil Esquivel-Obregón
Anna Fiolek
Peter Fitzpatrick
Heather Flores
Yance Ford
Mac and David Funk
Liz Garbus
Cindy Glasgow
Emily Goldberg
Drew Griffin
Vanessa Grigoriadis
Ross and Lucy Hamachek
Don Hardwick
Ryan Harrington
Debbie Hazen
Tim Hermach
Robin Hessman
Tim Hitchins
Katie Holderness
Marvin Hoover
Tom Hopkins
John Hoskyns-Abrahall
Jason Hutt
Alan Jacobsen
Eugene Jarecki
Josh Laughlin
Trinity Laurino
Amanda Lee
Duy Linh Tu
Sheila Lorance
Micah Louis Griffin
Mary Manhardt
Darius Marder
Charlie Marquardt
Tim McConville
Keith McCulloch
Andrew Meier
Vicki Menard
Cara Mertes
Roy Milburn
Chris Moran
Kristin Moran
Keefe Murren
Autumn Nakamura
Joe Neal
Dave Negation
Dana Okeefe
Michael Omogrosso
Xan Parker
Alexandra Paul
Mike Penwell
Trish Pinkerton
Laura Poitras
Mary Price
Rainforest Foundation US
Sid Ramirez
Asher Raphael
Gabe Rhodes
Robbie Rhodes
Dave Robertino Jr. and Sr.
Jeffery Robinson
Ben Rosenfeld
Ted Schenck
Corey Schiller
Ted Schillinger
Richard Shuren
Brian Stanton
Rick Stonex
Kenny Storch
Shadd Sutton
Marty Syjuco
Eyob Tadele-Manhardt
Milton Tabbot and IFP
Noel Tendick
Lynn True
Carol and Angi Tubbs
Matt Valladao
Tamara Vidos
Jan Volz
Lorin Wertheimer
Diane Weyerman
Chris White
Aaron Woolf
Chris Zahn
John Zerzan

Executive Producer
Stephen Bannatyne

Executive for Lucky Hat Entertainment
Marcia Carver

Executive Producer for ITVS
Sally Jo Fifer

Executive Producer for American Documentary | POV
Simon Kilmurry

Executive Producer for the BBC
Nick Fraser

Production Funding Provided by
Creative Capital
Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program
Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund

If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front is a co-production of Marshall Curry Productions, LLC and the Independent Television Service (ITVS), with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

In association with Lucky Hat Entertainment, American Documentary | POV, and the BBC.

This film was produced by Marshall Curry Productions, LLC, which is solely responsible for its content.

© 2011 Marshall Curry Productions, LLC