Reviews & Awards
"Featuring humor, fast-paced editing, animation, and lots of facts presented by experts, Jon Cooksey tells about his awakening to the crisis of global warming. He advocates that the time is now to act and we are all leaders in creating solutions."
–School Library Journal
A unique blend of comedy and facts, as well as the incorporation of personal and expert interviews, to make complex environmental issues easier to understand and more accessible. The cinematography and sound quality of this film are excellent. This documentary with its entertaining yet serious message regarding the future of our world would make a great addition to any library, public or academic, or classroom collection."
– Educational Media Reviews Online
"Jon Cooksey’s How to Boil a Frog
brings humor to a deadly serious subject: Earth’s future. With a refreshingly flip style that pulls no punches, Cooksey employs animation, jump cuts, talking heads, and a lot of role playing to address five major areas of concern. Packaged with a helpful study guide, this funny and sobering environmental documentary is highly recommended.
- Video Librarian
"How to Boil a Frog
should be an excellent motivator for the teenagers it targets to enact necessary, far - reaching environmental change."
“A feisty little film which is down-home in style, and humorous.”
– Vancouver Sun
“Ambitious and insightfully practical…I give this one high marks. (Cooksey) has tapped in to an important way to communicate tough issues to an increasingly distracted audience: make ‘em laugh. He presents it all with an edgier take on the whole Bill Nye the Science Guy vibe. Only, the PG-13 version. Hey, it works for Jon Stewart.”
– Transition Voice
Best Environmental Film, FilmShift Film Festival
Best Documentary & Best Director, Los Angeles Movie Awards
Best Green Film, Mammoth Film Festival
Finalist, Screenwriting Award, Writer’s Guild of Canada
Best Documentary, World-wide Festival of Extreme Cinema San Sebastian de Veracruz 2012
Grand Prix Ecology, VII FilmAT – Film, Art & Tourism Festival
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Newport Beach Film Festival
Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival
San Antonio Film Festival
Warsaw Film Festival
Blue Planet Film Festival
Warsaw Film Festival Blue Planet Film Festival