Fully Charged, the film

World Premiere, Nov. 16, 2015

American University, Doyle/Forman Theater, Washington, DC

Available in December on  iTunes, GooglePlay, Amazon.com On Demand, Vimeo, GFX

Film description: 

From award-winning director David Martin and #1 New York Times bestselling author Tom Rath (How Full Is Your Bucket?, StrengthsFinder 2.0, Eat Move Sleep), comes Fully Charged. Filled with expertise and provocative real-world stories, this powerful film reveals practical ways to energize work and life. Fully Charged is about transforming lives through healthier choices, interactions that strengthen relationships, and the pursuit of meaning over happiness.

Fully Charged features world-leading experts on:

  • behavioral health (Brian Wansink)
  • psychology of spending (Ryan Howell)
  • social networks (Nicholas Christakis)
  • decision-making (Thomas Gilovich)
  • willpower (Roy Baumeister)
  • meaning in our work (Amy Wrzesniewski)

Info about the director, editor and producers.

Director David Martin received Gold Medals at the New York Festivals for the documentary CNN Presents – By Penalty of Death and for Best Investigative Report for CNN Presents – Soldier Guinea Pigs. He was nominated for an Emmy for Best Documentary Research in CNN’s Toxic Towns USA and has received two National Headliner Awards for his work. Martin holds a Master’s in journalism from Columbia University and has reported extensively both nationally and internationally. He lives in Lincoln, Nebraska, with his wife and three children.

Editor Mike Chedwick won an Emmy for CNN Presents – How to Rob a Bank and has been nominated on two other occasions. He won a prestigious duPont-Columbia Award for his work on CNN’s Weed: Dr.Sanjay Gupta Reports. He has also received a National Headliner Award for CNN Presents – Fit to Kill, and a National Press Club award for environmental reporting on CNN Presents – Melting Point. Chedwick lives in Decatur, Georgia.

Executive Producer Tom Rath is an author and researcher who studies the role of human behavior in business, health, and well-being. Tom has written six international bestsellers over the past decade: How Full Is Your Bucket?StrengthsFinder 2.0Strengths Based LeadershipWellbeing, Eat Move Sleep and Are You Fully Charged? In total, his books have sold more than 6 million copies and have made more than 300 appearances on the Wall Street Journalbestseller list.

In addition to his work as a researcher, writer, and speaker, Tom serves as a senior scientist and advisor to Gallup, where he previously spent thirteen years leading the organization’s work on employee engagement, strengths, leadership, and well-being. He is also a scientific advisor to a startup focused on wearable technology (Welbe) and a regular lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania.

Executive Producer Dr. Piotr Juszkiewicz is the publisher and co-founder of Silicon Guild Books and Missionday, which published New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers, Eat Move Sleep and Are You Fully Charged? He previously served as a research director and an associate publisher with Gallup where he worked on several business bestsellers including #1 New York Times bestseller How Full Is Your Bucket?12: The Elements of Great ManagingWellbeingStrengths-Based Leadership and the world’s top-selling business book of the past decade, StrengthsFinder 2.0.Juszkiewicz and his wife, Maria, and their son, Janek, live in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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