San’Dera NationAlso Featuring
Living and working in Cleveland, Ohio, San’Dera visits Dr. Esselstyn for guidance in reversing her diabetes and hypertension.
Evelyn OswickAlso Featuring
After a second heart attack, Evelyn’s severe condition was deemed untreatable by her attending physician. Evelyn agreed to take part in Dr. Esselstyn’s research study at the Cleveland Clinic.
Anthony YenAlso Featuring
After quintuple bypass surgery failed to resolve his cardiovascular disease, Anthony became part of Dr. Esselstyn’s study at the Cleveland Clinic.
Brian has had a longtime interest in nutrition and health. In the summer of 2008, having read The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, he realized that the scientific case for preventing and even reversing degenerative disease by means of a whole-foods, plant-based diet was greater than he had ever imagined. This concept deserved a “seat at the table” in the national health discussion. Brian decided the most effective way to bring this message to a broad audience was by feature film. He recruited an award-winning veteran production team and spent nearly two years producing Forks Over Knives, his first feature film. His vision for the film was that it be based in science and at the same time provide a moving experience by exploring personal stories and historical elements.
Lee Fulkerson is the writer and director of Forks over Knives. Lee has written, produced, directed, or supervised nearly 170 hours of documentary programming and has won 19 international awards for his work. These include the prestigious CINE Special Jury Award for best broadcast historical program of 2003, network or cable, awarded for his pilot episode of the History Channel series The Color of War. He produced that 17-hour series, as well as the 35-hour The Great Ships series, also for the History Channel. Most recently, Lee wrote The History Channel’s two-hour documentary special, Seven Signs of the Apocalypse. Previously, he was executive producer and head writer of the seven-hour series Showdown: Air Combat for the Discovery Military Channel. He wrote, produced, and directed the 90-minute special The Crash of Flight 191 for the History Channel, and co-wrote The Long March, a two-hour special for History International. Lee also wrote or produced 11 episodes of A&E’s Biography series, including programs on Michelangelo, George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin. In the realm of fiction, Lee co-wrote the screen story “Ascent” in the television drama series The Dead Zone for the USA Television Network.
John’s feature film credits include Universal Studios’ The Rundown, The Ten Commandments, and The Face of Evil: Reinhard Heidrich. He has produced over 200 documentary programs, most recently The Wild Yak Patrol for Animal Planet and The Long March for History International. He created and supervised a number of popular long-running documentary television series, including Safari Tracks for Fox in syndication, The Color of War and Sworn to Secrecy for the History Channel, Celebrity Wings for Discovery Networks, and Weapons at War for the A&E Network. John recently produced several celebrity-narrated short films for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, including campaigns on whale hunting, the Canadian seal hunt, companion animal rescues, and Kenya’s Tsavo National Park wildlife sanctuary. His three-hour television special, The Last Days of WWII, was nominated for an Emmy, and his acclaimed all-color WWII series The Color of War was recognized with the CINE Special Jury Award as the best broadcast historical program of 2003, network or cable.
Allison Boon is the co-producer of Forks over Knives. Allison began working on documentaries in 2003 as an associate producer on the long-running True Hollywood Story series for The E! Network. Allison went on to Actuality Productions’ award-winning History Channel series, Modern Marvels. Within a year, she became director of research and helped develop over 100 hours of programming for networks like the History Channel, National Geographic, and Bravo. She began writing and producing Modern Marvel episodes in 2007, including “Measure It,” “Halloween Tech,” “Traps,” and “It Came from Outer Space.” That same year, Allison joined the field team on Universal’s breakout comedy feature, Bruno.