Filmmakers Bios

Faith Morgan

Director/co-producer/co-writer

Faith Morgan is a film director, writer, painter and sculptor (although this was her first film). She has been associated with the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions (formerly Community Service, Inc.), a non-profit organization in Yellow Springs, OH, for many years. Over the last four years she has attended the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas meetings in Europe and helped plan and implement the first three U.S. conferences on Peak Oil and Community Solutions. In 2003 she made two trips to Cuba to study what happened after the USSR collapsed in 1990, when Cuba’s oil subsidies were suddenly cut in half. In 2004 she was part of the film crew, going back to Cuba to document the story of this major social disaster and Cuba’s creative response to living without cheap, abundant oil. She directed and co-wrote the film The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil, released in May, 2006.

Pat Eugene Murphy 

Co-writer/co-producer

Eugene “Pat” Murphy is the Executive Director of Community Solutions, and the author of its New Solutions reports. His main interest is on the techniques and strategies for a steady reduction in the per capital use of fossil fuels in years to come. Prior to working for Community Service, Pat was the founder of a software company that developed a "design for manufacturing" program for residential building, which greatly reduced waste in the construction process. He is a co-producer and writer of the recent film, The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil.

Megan Quinn 

Co-writer/producer

Megan Quinn is the Outreach Director of Community Solutions and has been writing and speaking on Peak Oil for more than three years. She served as Master of Ceremonies for the First, Second, and Third U.S. Conferences on Peak Oil and Community Solutions in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and at the Peak Oil and Environment conference in Washington D.C. in May 2006. Megan graduated with a degree in Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she studied Peak Oil and its implications for U.S. Foreign Policy, and studied abroad at the University of Havana in Cuba. Megan co-wrote and co-produced her organization's new documentary, The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil.

Tom Blessing 

Producer/associate producer

Tom Blessing IV is a producer and producer's consultant and co-founder of AlchemyHouse Productions, Inc., based in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and Los Angeles, California. He has spent more than 20 years working with talent in film, television, live-events, radio, recording, promotions, and the ever-expanding arena of Internet-based media technology. Tom has worked in the capacities of grip, gaffer, utility, lighting director, production technician, technical director, cinematographer, sound engineer, writer, producer, director and editor. Clients have included PriceWeber Marketing, Saatchi & Saatchi, Mead, Proctor & Gamble, NBC, Sea World Ohio, and NCR Corporation and shows such as the NBC Special, Life in the Fat Lane. Some of his credits include: The Golden Globe Awards, The Academy of Country Music Awards, and Sea World Busch Gardens Party for the Planet (dick clark productions, inc).  Credits also include the national version of The MDA Jerry Lewis Stars Across America, and a line producer (production manager) credit on the pilot-television show, Loveline, which was hosted by Dr. Drew and Adam Corrola on MTV (Stone Stanley Productions); producer of the feature film IrishWhiskey. He is the information coordinator and web developer for Antioch University McGregor, and also produces and manages national music acts. He served as producer/associate producer for The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil.

Eric Johnson

Editor

Eric Johnson is a freelance Yellow Springs video producer who specializes in the educational market. His clients include the National Middle School Association, the Ohio Arts Council, the American Montessori Society and Corwin Press. He has published educational programs through many distributors. He edited The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oilwith Faith Morgan. 

Gregory Greene

Cinematographer

Gregory Greene is a Toronto-based filmmaker with a background in social and political documentaries. He wrote and directed The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream and is working on a sequel, Escape From Suburbia, which will be completed in the spring of 2007. His television credits include BRAVO!'s acclaimed arts series Arts & Minds, MUCHMUSIC's documentary series Musicians in the War Zone and more recently Suhail's Jihad.

John Morgan

Photographer

John M. Morgan is a professional printer and photographer and owner of Raven Rocks Press in Beallsville, Ohio. He has specialized in scenic photography and had a picture selected for the permanent collection at the Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, Virginia. John began his career operating the Celo Press in North Carolina, where he printed Jenny Reed, In Pursuit of Art and Life, a book selected by the American Institute of Graphic Arts as one of the 72 best books of 1982. Throughout his life he has been deeply involved in intentional communities and simple living, and active on peace and social justice issues. He is a member of the Raven Rocks intentional community in eastern Ohio, where, in addition to operating his printshop, he enjoys gardening, keeping a small orchard, hiking and camping. John travelled to Cuba in 2004 with the documentary team as the still photographer for The Power of Community: How Cuba Survived Peak Oil.