Living in the Future’s Past: Synopsis | Trafalgar Releasing

Living in the Futures Past - that's a metaphor for tuning in to what is already here. We certainly have some challenges - and they’re not easy ones, so we decided to take a good look under the hood of humanity. Really explore what makes us tick. “ - Jeff Bridges

Living in the Futures Past goes beyond politics, borders, and boundaries shattering the paradigm of how we look at long-term problems. Academy Award winner, Jeff Bridges shares the screen with scientists, profound thinkers and hundreds of earth's living creatures to reveal eye-opening concepts about ourselves, our past, and our future in a way not presented on film quite like this before.

"Living in the Futures Past" is a prescient, lush, cinematic tour-de-force about human nature and ecology that provides original insight when we need it most. No one says it will be easy but the genius of “Living in the Futures Past” lies in the fact that we can embody the wisdom to move into the future wisely.




Jeff Bridges
Actor, Artist, Producer, Humanitarian

Dr. Piers Sellers
Director of the Earth Science Division at NASA, Meteorologist and Astronaut

Wesley Clark
General, US Army (ret.), former NATO Supreme Allied Commander

Oren Lyons
Environmentalist and Professor of American Studies
Recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, the National Audubon Society's Audubon Medal

Dr. Timothy Morton
Philosopher and Author,’Humankind’, ‘Dark Ecology’ and ‘Being Ecological' , Rice University, Texas

Bob Inglis
Former (R) Congressman, South Carolina, Founder Enterprise and Energy Initiative

Dr. Rich Pancost
Professor of Biogeochemistry, Director of the Cabot Institute,
University of Bristol, UK

Dr. Ruth Gates
Marine Biologist, Director, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Dr. Renee Lertzman
Author, ‘Environmental Melancholia'

Dr. Leonard Mlodino
Physicist and Author, ‘The Upright Thinkers’, and 'Elastic: Flexible thinking in a Time of Change'

Dr. Bruce Hood
Professor of Developmental Psychology, University of Bristol UK,
Author, ‘The Self Illusion

Dr. Mark Plotkin
Ethnobotanist, Amazon Conservation Team President

Dr. Amy Jacobson
Evolutionary Anthropologist and Human Behavioral Ecologist, Rutgers University

Daniel Goleman
Psychologist, Science Journalist, Author of NY Times Best Seller, ‘Emotional Intelligence

Dr. Stephan Lewandowsky
Professor of Cognitive Psychology, University of Bristol, UK

Dr. Nathan Hagens
Co-Director Bottleneck Foundation, PHD. Natural Resources, Reality 101, Professor at University of Minnesot

Dr. Joseph Tainter
Professor of Anthropology, Author, ‘Collapse of Complex Societies

Dr. Ugo Bardi
Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of Florence, Ital

Paul Roberts
Journalist and Author, ‘End of Oil’, ’The Impulse Society

Dr. Ian Robertson
Cognitive Neuroscientist, University of Dublin, Ireland