Opportunity Green Business Conference 2011 Speakers
Chris Paine @chrispaine
Writer / Director
Who Killed the Electric Car?
Chris Paine is the writer/director of Who Killed the Electric Car?. This first feature film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006 before its release by Sony Pictures Classics to become one of the most successful documentaries of the last five years. His latest film is Revenge of the Electric Car. Chris has appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Nightline, ABC World News Tonight, Democracy Now and Science Friday on NPR. He's toured nationally at venues including Princeton, Brown, Stanford, the Matthew Shepard Symposium on Social Justice, the James Baker III Institute in Houston, and Google. Chris has served as executive producer on the motorcycle racing film Faster! with Ewan McGregor and No Maps For These Territories with cyberpunk author William Gibson. His forthcoming film is Mark Neale's Charge! featuring the world's first electric motorcycle race on the Isle of Man. On the entrepreneurial front, Chris co-founded Internet Outfitters, an early player on the web and Mondo-tronics, a materials provider for the Mars Pathfinder mission. His 21st century demonstration home "Marrakesh House" in Los Angeles hosts green events and charges its electric cars (and bikes) exclusively using solar power. Chris graduated from Colgate University in New York and was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He supports the work of the Rainforest Action Network and serves on the board for Impro Theater and the Black Rock Arts Foundation.