Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip
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Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip


About the Film

Property Brothers co-host and home-renovation expert Jonathan Scott journeys all across the U.S. to uncover why clean, renewable energy isn’t available to all. While traveling to learn both the obstacles and opportunities for achieving energy freedom, Jonathan talks with conservatives fighting for solar freedom; sits down with farmers struggling to make ends meet; engages coal workers desperate for a new, healthy means of making an income; the Navajo Nation who built a utility-scale solar plant; religious leaders who made a desperate attempt to help meet their community’s energy needs; and politicians at the forefront of the battle for energy freedom.  MORE

Jonathan Scott’s Power Trip illuminates the obstacles and opportunities that exist in creating a system that gives the public a wider choice when it comes to sourcing energy.

Updates: Read about some of the latest developments in sustainability since the filming stopped.


The Filmmaker

Jonathan Scott is an executive producer with Scott Brothers Entertainment (SBE), an award-winning production company that he founded with his twin brother, Drew. Jonathan and Drew host multiple top-rated HGTV series, including the Emmy-nominated Property Brothers and Brother vs. Brother, which air in more than 160 countries. Jonathan is also a best-selling author, magazine co-founder and editorial director, Billboard-charting recording artist, and social media influencer, with millions of followers across his digital platforms. In 2017, Jonathan was named Habitat Humanitarian, the highest recognition offered by Habitat for Humanity. Jonathan is also a longtime advocate of environmental responsibility and the advancement of clean, renewable energy. In 2019, he co-wrote and published the e-book Knowledge is Power with Vice President Al Gore and his NGO, Climate Reality, about the power and impact of solar energy on our lives and economy. LESS

Film Credits

Written & Produced by
Jonathan Scott
Edward Osei-Gyimah

Cinematography by
Paul De Lumen
Brody Engelhard
Jay Visit
Chris Mariles

Co-Producers
Zachariah Daly
Christina O’Sullivan

Line Producer
Ali Steele

Associate Producer
Josie Crimi

Second Unit Director
Maggie Contreras

Additional Camera
Joey Alvarado
Jason Banker
Neil Berkeley
Patrick Bolton
Chris Carter
Shane Colella
Anthony Garrido
Umit Gulsen
Brandon Haberman
Adam Kilbourn
Josh Kyrszewski
Jeremy Le
Chess Pettengill
Steve Saxon
Peyton Skelton
Josh Stinger
Baturay Tavkul
Randall Taylor
Nathan Thompson

Drone Operators
Brody Engelhard
Adam Kilbourn
Ali Steele

Sound Recording
Cabel Adkins
Marshall Bain
Michael Banton
Kari Barber
Matt Blackerby
Anthony Garrido
Tim Gooch
Ted Hogeman
Jordan Hood-Taylor
Brandon Kappert
Matthew Kendall
Curtis Mansfield
Dermot Penny
Michael Perez
Jose Smith
Pete Townsend
John van der Does

Additional Editing by
Tony Chen
Daniel J. Clark
Brian Golding
James Andre Leche
Aaron Warren
Noel Williams

Assistant Editors
Megan Chomskis
A’sia Horne Smith
Tasha Hoskins
Christina O’Sullivan
Mindy Park

Sound Designers
David F. Van Slyke, MPSE
David A. Brun

Re-recording Mixer
David F. Van Slyke

Digital Intermediate Colorist
Luke Cahill

Digital Intermediate Producers
Matt Radecki
Greg Lanesey

Online Editors
Joe Fenstermaker
Sean Meyers

Additional Online Editor
Erik Choquette

Graphics Creative Director
Neil Berkeley

Title Design
Milan Erceg Design

Graphics by
Picturemill
Shapes + Forms
Two Fresh Creative

Archival Assistance
David Steckler

Research
Karen Gleinke

Production Accounting
Gordon & Gordon, LLP

Sales and Distribution Advisory Services
Creative Artists Agency

Clearance Counsel
Dale Nelson

Production Counsel
David Dembroski

Additional Legal Counsel
Ryan Goodell

Archival Materials Provided By
The Beloved Community Center
Leslie Bray Brewer
Chesapeake Media I, LLC
City of Georgetown, TX
Debbie Dooley
Getty Images
Las Vegas Review-Journal
MDC’s Wolfson Archives
NC Warn
Pond5
Scott Brothers Entertainment
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Shutterstock
Solar United Neighbors

Footage from Earth Focus Courtesy of
Public Media Group of Southern California

Additional Materials by
ABC * AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER * AP * APPALACHIAN VOICES * APPLE * APPLIED MATERIALS * ATHENEUM BOOKS * AUTOGRID SYSTEMS * AZCENTRAL * BEFREE ENERGY * BLOOMBERG *BOSTON DYNAMICS * DALE BRIGGS * BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY * CBS *CENTER FOR A NEW AMERICAN DREAM * CGTN * CNN * C-SPAN * THE DAILY SENTINEL *DC SUN * DOCS 4 PATIENT CARE FOUNDATION * DUKE ENERGY * EDISON ELECTRIC INSTITUTE *ECO RENEWABLES GROUP * ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA EDUCATIONAL CORPORATION *ENERGY MATTERS * ENKAY SOLAR POWER * FLORIDIANS FOR SOLAR CHOICE * FORTUNE *FOX BUSINESS * FOX NEWS * GAS DRILLING AWARENESS COALITION * GEORGIA POWER *GREENPEACE USA * GREENSBORO NEWS & RECORD * HISTORY COLLECTION *HONEYWELL BUILDINGS * IBEW * JAMES MADISON INSTITUTE * THEO JENETOPULOS * KFOR * KLAS * KOCH INDUSTRIES * KRNV * KRTV * KSHB * KTLA * KTNV * KTVK * LEARNING HISTORY *LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER * LOWER COLORADO RIVER AUTHORITY * M SOLAR POWER *MITCH MCCONNELL * NASA * THE NATIONAL REVIEW * NBC UNIVERSAL * NC WARN *THE NEVADA INDEPENDENT * NEVADA LEGISLATURE * NEVADA PRESS ASSOCIATION *NEVADA SAGEBRUSH * NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE * THE NEW YORK TIMES * NO ON 3 *NORTH CAROLINA JUDICIAL BRANCH * NV ENERGY TV * PANASONIC * PATRIOT ENERGY *PBS * PENN ENVIRONMENT * PHILLIPS * RENO GAZETTE JOURNAL * SAMSUNG *SIERRA CLUB FLORIDA * SOLARCITY * SOLAR ENERGY INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION *SOLAR UNITED NEIGHBORS * SOUTHERN COMPANY * SPACEX * SPIRACLE MEDIA *TECO ENERGY * WCDB * WFLA * WFTS * WIKIPEDIA * WINSTON-SALEM JOURNAL * WJBF *WJBK * WLKY * WPLG * WPTV * WRAL * WSPA * WXIA * WYMT * YES ON 1

Music
“Being Honest”
© 2020  Written by Jonathan Scott/Victoria Shaw/Chad Carlson
Performed by Jonathan Scott
Published by SB Publications/Victoria Shaw Songs/Cabana Publishing (SESAC)
Administered by Do Write Music, LLC. Recording courtesy of SB Publications
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

 Guitars & Keyboards
John Adair
Steve Hampton

Score Recordist/Mixer
Will Hampton

Additional Music by
Thomas Hampton
Tim Rutili
Craig J. Snider

Original Series Funding Provided by
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Wyncote Foundation
The National Endowment for the Arts

Jonathan Scott's Power Trip was produced by Scott Brothers Entertainment in association with Future You Pictures, LLC.

Scott Brothers Entertainment is solely responsible for the content of this program.

© 2020 Scott Brothers Entertainment. All rights reserved.

If you've tried to get solar energy yourself, what was your experience like? Did Jonathan Scott's experiences in this film change what you think about energy in America? Do you feel more or less hopeful that America will shift more towards renewable energy in the future?
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If you've tried to get solar energy yourself, what was your experience like? Did Jonathan Scott's experiences in this film change what you think about energy in America? Do you feel more or less hopeful that America will shift more towards renewable energy in the future?