Berlinale: Programme

Film File

Culinary Cinema

The Game Changers

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Directed by Louie Psihoyos and executive produced by James Cameron, The Game Changers tells the story of James Wilks – elite special forces trainer and winner of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ – as he travels the world on a quest for the truth behind one of the world’s most prevalent myths: that meat is necessary for protein, strength and optimal health. Meeting elite athletes, special ops soldiers, visionary scientists, cultural icons and everyday heroes, what James discovers permanently changes his relationship with food and his definition of true strength.

Louie Psihoyos

USA 2018


Documentary form
88’ · Colour


Louie Psihoyos
Mark Monroe, Joseph Pace
Director of Photography
John Hunter Nolan, John Behrens
Dan Swietlik, Stephanie Mechura
Lucy Sheils
Executive Producers
James Cameron, Suzy Amis Cameron
Joseph Pace, James Wilks
Shannon Kornelsen, Gina Papabeis
Executive Producers
Maria Wilhelm, Kyle Vogt, Tracy Vogt, Rip Esselstyn, Niklas Adalberth, Cindy Landon, Solina Chau, Bob Greenberg, Sherly Greenberg, Britt Selvitelle, Pamela Anderson, Brendan Brazier


Louie Psihoyos

Born in Dubuque, Iowa, USA in 1957, he is a photographer and filmmaker who has worked for organisations including ‘National Geographic’ and has won numerous awards. His first film, The Cove, won the 2010 Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. His second film, Racing Extinction, has screened in 220 different countries. His work focuses chiefly on environmental and social issues with the goal of creating cultural change.


2009 The Cove 2015 Racing Extinction 2018 The Game Changers

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2018

Produced by

ReFuel Productions

Oceanic Preservation Society