THE VENUS EFFECT
An electric car maker maker investigating his friend’s murder and strange methane geysers must stop religious fanatics from triggering runaway warming and destroying the world.
Hank makes electric cars to help mitigate global warming. He blogs with climate scientist Aaron and anthropologist John to combat Razor’s falsehoods. Methane geyers shoot up in Siberia and Alaska, one burning down an Inuit village. John asks Hank to investigate Palehorse Gas operations near the village. A woman kills John. Lisa, friend of Hank’s wife, later realizes it is Ruth, daughter of an evangelical preacher, and they all come to realize it is not Dieck (oil magnate, “Razor”) who killed John, but the Palehorse Brethen, who are out to accelerate the warming to a point of no return -- the Venus effect.
"Best Action Screenplay," Los Angeles Film Awards (January 2021).