THE AD-X2 Controversy

DIRECTOR: José Ricardo García

PRODUCER: Leon Geršković

SYNOPSIS: In the 1950s, amid a booming economy and rapid scientific progress, a charismatic salesman sought to make his fortune with a chemical additive that he claimed would revolutionize the car battery business. When tests from a prominent scientific agency showed that the additive was worthless, its director had to battle public opinion and political pressure to defend the importance of scientific integrity.

José Ricardo García, born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, moved to New York City at 18 to pursue his dream of becoming a film and video director. He received his BFA in film/video production from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. His short films, documentaries, music videos, and corporate videos have received many awards and have been exhibited in film festivals around the world. José lives in Maryland with his daughter and is always searching for experiences and challenges that will further develop and enhance his creative vision.   

Leon Geršković is Director of Video and Digital Media Productions at NIST, where he established a dynamic video group, crafting diverse content from documentaries to  animations. He seamlessly intertwines his love for science with a cinematic flair, earning multiple Emmys and other video awards for him and his incredible video team. As an independent producer and director, he crafted impactful documentary films, including the feature, Crucible of War that explored post-war narratives, plus numerous short documentaries which have been showcased at film festivals. Leon has also served two terms on the board of Docs in Progress.

Release Year: 2023

TRT (Total Running Time): 11:14:00