Seeding Change: A Documentary About the Power of Social Enterprises

Why make this movie?

Never have the stakes been higher, whether it's climate change, soil degradation or plastic pollution. Triple bottom line companies provide an immediate opportunity for viewers to be a part of the social enterprise and sustainability solution. This film will educate consumers on how they can help save the world one purchase at a time.

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Climate change isn't a science problem, it's a human problem.

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The Movement For Social Enterprise & Corporate Responsibility

Over the past two decades, a new breed of mission-driven business has risen, led by the next generation of social entrepreneurs. Their companies follow a philosophy known as the “Triple Bottom Line”, which measures success socially, environmentally, and economically.

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A vision exists at the core of these sustainable social enterprises to create solutions through their supply chains, branding and products. Whether they’re fighting poverty through Fair Trade job creation, protecting biodiversity and rainforests, or regenerating topsoil through organic and sustainable agriculture. These businesses offer an opportunity for viewers to cast a vote through their purchase decisions for the type of future they support. Empowering consumers to practice conscious commerce and make positive change for the planet by voting with their dollars.

Richard Yelland - Director & Producer

Richard Yelland

Director & Producer

Richard Yelland is an Emmy® Award nominated director and award-winning filmmaker. Powerful visuals and strong performances are a trademark of his projects for Nike, HISTORY, Surfrider Foundation, Sambazon & Outside Television. “Richard is a fantastic filmmaker,” said Oscar® nominee Morgan Spurlock.

Richard's documentary film "Floating: The Nathan Gocke Story", was ‘Emerging Documentary' winner at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. His next film, 12 Miles North: The Nick Gabaldon Story, presented by Nike, tells the story of the first-documented African American surfer and is “Unlike any surf film you've ever seen,” according to ESPN. 12 Miles North was a 2014 Webby Award winner and inspired Santa Monica's annual Nick Gabaldon Day.

"Sine Qua Non: The Psychology of Big Wave Surfing with Greg Long", Richard's following effort, was an official selection at the Maui Film Festival and winner at the 2014 BLUE Ocean Film Festival.

His latest feature, "The Long Way Back" documents the addiction that nearly killed Todd ‘Z Man' Zalkins after the overdose of his longtime friend and Sublime front man, Bradley Nowell. A Best Documentary winner at The Phoenix Film Festival, The "Long Way Back" received exclusive coverage in Rolling Stone and global distribution from The Orchard (SONY).

Richard received his Emmy nomination for “Pool,” a PSA he wrote and directed for the Life Rolls On Foundation featuring wheel chair "pool skater" Darwin Holmes.

Take Action!

It’s easy to vote with your dollar, with a few simple changes you can take action in your daily life and support social enterprise!

Support Brands

Support brands that are certified fair trade or organic

Go Plant-Based

Implement Plant-Based habits when possible

Provide Feedback

Provide feedback to companies you buy from and encourage sustainable practices

Renewable Energies

Switch to Regenerative Energy sources when possible

Decrease Waste, Increase RRR

Recycle, Compost, and be Mindful of Waste

Triple Bottom Line

Support or work for triple bottom line companies

Join The Movement

Voted the best social enterprise documentary, sign up to get details on the Seeding Change Initiative fall 2021