There are few aspects of modern life as crucial to the day-to-day of lives of Americans as the worldwide economic system, but with so many figures, numbers, and phrases thrown out in headlines and turned into soundbites, it can be difficult to understand what the conversation is really about. But the upcoming web series “We The Economy” hopes to change that.
Featuring twenty short films directed by Catherine Hardwicke, James Schamus, Chris Henchy, Morgan Spurlock, Jon M. Chu, Ramin Bahrani, Adrien Grenier, Lee Hirsch, Joe Berlinger, Jessica Yi, Barbara Kopple, Marshall Curry, Rachel Grady & Heidi Ewing, Bob Balaban, Albert Hughes, Miao Wang, Jehane Noujaim, Adam McKay, Shola Lynch, Steven James and Mary Harron, “We The Economy” is using some major names to help make the issues a whole lot easier to digest.
Actors such as Kerry Bische, Judah Friedlander, Adam Goldberg, Patton Oswalt, Lili Taylor, Werner Herzog, and Isaiah Washington will appear in short segments that aim to make economic concepts immediately understandable.
Featuring a soundtrack from Moby and Jeff Beal (“House Of Cards“), “We The Economy” will launch simultaneously across multiple platforms including online, video on demand, broadcast, mobile and theatrical, reaching the broadest possible audience for free, on October 21st. Watch the trailer below.