You’ve never seen the US economy in quite this way. Award-winning directors and leading economic experts team up for a MUST SEE, incredible short film series that tackles 20 essential questions about our economy through comedy, animation, music, and dance. This interactive experience will leave you saying to your friends...WOW, I AM THE ECONOMY!
This experience includes:
• 20+ fantastic short films produced by some of the biggest names in Hollywood.
• Quizzes and facts that let you test your economic IQ against other WTE users.
• Directors photos, bios, perspectives & interviews.
• Behind the scenes photos from each of the films, early animations, and bonus video from top economic experts.
• Innovative infographics and "box-score" visualizations of real-time economic data.
Directors include: Ramin Bahrani (99 Homes, Goodbye Solo), Bob Balaban (Gosford Park, The Exonerated), Joe Berlinger (Brother’s Keeper, Paradise Lost trilogy), Jon M. Chu (Step Up, G.I. Joe: Retaliation), Marshall Curry (Street Fight, If a Tree Falls), Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady (Jesus Camp, Detropia), Adrian Grenier (Entourage, How To Make Money Selling Drugs), Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Thirteen), Mary Harron (American Psycho, I Shot Andy Warhol), Chris Henchy (The Campaign, The Other Guys), Lee Hirsch (Bully, Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony), Albert Hughes (The Book of Eli, Menace II Society), Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself), Barbara Kopple (Harlan County USA, American Dream), Shola Lynch (Free Angela and All Political Prisoners, Chisholm ’72), Adam McKay (Anchorman, Funny or Die), Jehane Noujaim (The Square, Control Room), James Schamus (Brokeback Mountain, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon), Morgan Spurlock (CNN’s Morgan Spurlock: Inside Man, Super Size Me), Miao Wang (Beijing Taxi, Yellow Ox Mountain), and Jessica Yu (Last Call at the Oasis, In the Realms of the Unreal).
Actors include: Bob Balaban (Gosford Park), Annalise Basso (Occulus), Kerry Bische (Argo), Brooke Bloom (50/50), Marylouise Burke (Sideways), Mo Collins (MADtv), Laura Ceron (E.R.), Maddie Corman (Begin Again), Susie Essman (Bolt), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Nancy Giles (Working Girl), Michael Gladis (Mad Men), Adam Goldberg (Saving Private Ryan), Adrian Grenier (Entourage), Werner Herzog (Encounters at the End of the World), Peter Jacobson (House M.D.), Will Janowitz (Taking Woodstock), Cynthia Kaplan (Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same), Philip Labes (The Mindy Project), Ivan Mallon (The Ultimate Life), Patton Oswalt (Young Adult), David James Palmer (Deadly Sins), Jimmy Palumbo (The Family), Ben Rameaka (Wolf of Wall Street), Besanya Santiago (The Blacklist), Christopher Spurrier (Four One Nine), Lili Taylor (The Conjuring) and Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy).
Voice-over artists include: Maria Bamford (The Maria Bamford Show), Billy Eichner (What Happens In Vegas), Shad “Da Beast” Gaspard (professional wrestler), Tony Hale (Veep), Erin Jackson (Exhale, Last Comic Standing), Phil LaMarr (Futurama, MADtv), Thomas Middleditch (Silicon Valley), Jayson Anthony Paul a/k/a JTG (professional wrestler), Amy Poehler (Parks & Recreation), Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids), Andy Richter (Elf), Rob Riggle (The Hangover) and Sarah Silverman (The Muppets).
Featured Economic Experts: Dean Baker (co-director, Center for Economic and Policy Research), Yoram Bauman (economist and author, The Cartoon Book of Macroeconomics), Jodi Beggs (educator and economics professor, Northeastern University), Adam Davidson (co-founder and host, NPR’s “Planet Money”), John Steele Gordon (author, An Empire of Wealth), Neil Irwin (senior economic correspondent, New York Times and author, The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire), Greg Ip (U.S. economics editor, The Economist, and author, The Little Book of Economics), Markus Koch (financial journalist, N-TV), Annalyn Kurtz (business and economics reporter), and Diane Lim (senior economist, Pew Charitable Trusts).