Already [FrackNation] has raised over $186,000 from 2759 backers: pretty impressive on a website normally associated with liberal causes rather than free market ones.

Ann McElhinney is one of the gutsiest critics of anti-industrialists–self-proclaimed “environmentalists”–around.

She is spearheading the upcoming documentary, FrackNation, which aims to educate the public about the incredible technology that is hydraulic fracturing.

Ann McElhinney is a journalist and documentary film director and producer. Her films include Mine Your Own Business (2006), which takes on the environmentalist opposition to mining. This film incurred the wrath of 80 NGOs, including Greenpeace, which tried to stop its screening in the National Geographic auditorium in Washington DC.

She is currently working on FrackNation, a film about fracking.

According to McAleer, his wife Ann McElhinney and Magda Segieda who are working showing a different side of fracking, water has been flammable in some parts of the country since 1669. Not only are they creating a documentary of their own — FrackNation — to debunk what they believe are untruths told in Gasland, but more recently, they’ve posted a billboard on Route 17 in Rock Hill, N.Y., toward Pennsylvania to spread the word about the history of flammable water.

Irish filmmaker Phelim McAleer, who famously attacked Al Gore over global warming issues, stepped up his support for fracking on Thursday, erecting a billboard on Route 17 in Rock Hill, N.Y., on the road to Pennsylvania.

The billboard serves as a teaser for McAleer’s upcoming documentary, “FrackNation.” Produced with his wife, Ann McElhinney, the film explores the implications of fracking — or hydraulic fracturing — a controversial process in which undisclosed chemicals are injected at high pressure into rocks containing oil or natural gas.

FrackNation billboard

In the first half, independent documentary filmmaker Phelim McAleer (Not Evil Just Wrong) tells us about his new project, Frack Nation, and how you can help raise funds to get the film made.

FrackNation, which started with an ambitious ask of $150,000, is already over the $175,000 mark. The film is meant to counter Josh Fox’s Gasland, a documentary about the environmental fallout from fracking, which famously shows people lighting their tap water on fire.

Move over Josh Fox and Gasland. There’s a new documentary on the way that will set the record straight and deliver the real truth about fracking. The new documentary is appropriately named FrackNation. Filmmaker and journalist Phelim McAleer is working on it now.

It seems Josh Fox’s film Gasland is somewhat fittingly, a recycled idea.

Louis J. Gasnier beat Josh Fox to exploiting people’s fears in the 1930’s.

The HBO documentary “Gasland” won an Oscar-nomination and left thousands of viewers wondering about the safety of natural gas drilling and the practice of hydrofracturing.

But Irish-born filmmaker Phelim McAleer thinks that film, which took the drilling industry to task, didn’t tell the whole story, failing to weigh the positive effects of gas drilling against the risks.

Phelim McAleer, an Irish filmmaker and former journalist, is working on a film project that purports to show the truth — and the potential benefits — of fracking in states like New York, which could use the economic boost. “FrackNation,” Mr. McAleer says, “investigates the health scares surrounding the process, and reveals the startling lack of scientific evidence to substantiate them.”

Society’s reflection in art, and vice versa, are equally powerful. That may not be the high-minded conclusion of pro- and anti-fracking factions, but it’s a lesson they have learned quickly. Their battle to win hearts and minds continued this week – not at the well-head, but in the cinema auditorium.

The director of FrackNation, a new documentary that shows the positive effects of the United States shale boom, said he was motivated by a row with the director of anti-fracking movieGasland. Northern Irish journalist Phelim McAleer claimed that Josh Fox tried to silence his criticism of Gasland by removing a video from YouTube.

The director of a new documentary that aims to show the positive impact of the US shale boom has said he was motivated by a row with the director of anti-fracking movie Gasland.

Phelim McAleer told Upstream that Josh Fox, director of the controversial documentary, tried to silence his criticism of Gasland by having a video featuring the pair removed from YouTube.

The pro-fracking documentary, entitled FrackNation, is being made by husband-and-wife filmmaking team Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney in an effort to tell what they consider to be the real story behind the environmental impact of shale gas operations.