Shifting Gears: Quest for the Alternative

Environment, Short Film
Jacquie Rushlow and Patrick Mueller
22 minutes



Shifting Gears is a twenty-two minute documentary that takes a light-hearted look at one of the most serious challenges facing human kind: How can we get around without the oil from underground? We had to know it wouldn't last forever. Are there answers? Some people believe we have always had them. From the history of the diesel engine, to the emerging trend of collecting cooking oil waste to use as fuel, all the way to home-made bio-diesel manufacturing. Take this journey to meet the people making a difference and learn how you can join in.


Jacquie Rushlow

Twenty-five year old Rushlow is the sole proprietor of Stoney Point Entertainment. The driving force behind Shifting Gears, Jacquie produced, shot, and edited this globally topical Documentary. In 2001 Jacquie garnered the 'Most Outstanding Student' award in Loyalist College's Television Broadcast program. She has shot all over the world, in Germany, Sweden, Spain, Ireland, the US, and across Canada. Jacquie has also shot festivals, promos, and press conferences in the Greater Toronto area. Jacquie has also production coordinated a feature and has approximately 30 television shows and a handful of commercials under her belt. Jacquie is known as the one with the camera attached to her shoulder and viewfinder glued to her face.

Patrick Mueller

Growing up in rural Northern Ontario, Patrick learned to make his own scene at an early age. He studied visual arts and communication in high school, and at Loyalist College continued to learn the necessary skills involved in production, pre-production, field work, and post. Patrick currently works full time as a video technician in a Mississauga post-production facility.


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