Powerful Documentary “The True Cost” About the Human and Environmental Costs of Fashion to Hit Select U.S. Theaters, VOD Platforms and to be released on DVD/Blu-ray on May 29
The film’s trailer is being released today, coinciding with Fashion Revolution Day – commemorating the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh – taking place in 60+ countries worldwide.
The True Cost will also be featured at the Cannes market this month.
This is a story about clothing. It’s about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?
Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with the world’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost is an unprecedented project that invites us on an eye opening journey around the world and into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothes.
On May 29, The True Cost from director Andrew Morgan will be released in theaters in New York (IFC Center), Los Angeles (Laemmle Music Hall) and other markets and simultaneously will be released on VOD platforms and DVD/Blu-ray (at www.truecostmovie.com).
Additional Info On The True Cost
The documentary is focused on the fashion industry around the world, examining where we are (including the mind-blowing fact that we have seen a 500% increase in clothing consumption in the past two decades), how we got here (including how the U.S. went from producing over 90% of its clothing in the 1960s to just 3% today), and how we can create a better future moving forward.
Filmmaker Andrew Morgan introduces audiences to the surprising human and environmental impacts of the global fashion industry - including the trend of “fast fashion” from leading companies like H&M, Zara, Gap and other global clothing retailers - and simultaneously shows us what some remarkable individuals are doing across the globe to offer an alternative in the form of designers like Stella McCartney, fashion executives, activists and journalists who are pushing for an ethical and sustainable future for global fashion.
At Cannes This Month
For journalists who will be attending Cannes, The True Cost:
Cannes Market Screening:
Friday, May 15, 2015
Palais de Festivals
Boulevard de la Croisette, 06400 Cannes, France
About the Filmmakers:
Andrew Morgan (Director) is an internationally recognized director focused on telling stories for a better tomorrow. His experience includes a broad range of work that spans narrative and documentary storytelling for both commercial and film projects. After studying cinematography at the Los Angeles Film School he went on to co-found Untold Creative, a hybrid filmmaking studio where he currently serves as the creative director. He is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post and speaks regularly on the power of storytelling as a tool in the ongoing fight for human rights around the world. Andrew lives in LA with his wife Emily and their four children.
View a conversation with director Andrew Morgan
Read Andrew’s filmmaker statement:
Michael Ross (Producer) has worked as a creative producer and project coordinator in film and advertising. Beginning his career in journalism at local stations in Florida, before going on to Mirada Studios where he worked on award winning advertising for clients including Disney, Expedia, IBM, and AT&T. He has a passion for leading others in producing films that will make a difference in the world. Michael is a graduate of Florida State University where he majored in media production and business.
Director: Andrew Morgan
Producer: Michael Ross
Executive Producers: Lucy Siegle, Livia Firth, Vincent Vittorio, Christopher L. Harvey
Associate Producer: Laura Piety