Bill and Ben Productions and Brainstorm Media announced today Terry Jones’ new feature documentary “Boom Bust Boom,” which shows the link between our unstable economy and how economics is taught. A mix of live action, animation, puppetry and song, “Boom Bust Boom charts the ancient cycle of boom and bust and offers the world a solution.
A timely call to action, “Boom Bust Boom” investigates the worldwide economic crash of 2008, and how we can avoid another global collapse in the future. Analyzing the direct link between the unstable financial system and our reliance on mainstream economics, the film puts a spotlight on the mistakes of the past some politicians and central bankers would like us to forget.
“Boom Bust Boom” also features high profile advocates for change such as John Cusack, journalists Paul Mason and John Cassidy plus leading experts including the Chief Economist of the Bank of England, Andy Haldane, and Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman, Robert Shiller and Paul Krugman.
The documentary is a result of a meeting between writer, director, historian and Python Jones and economics professor and entrepreneur Theo Kocken, “Boom Bust Boom” is co-written by Jones and Kocken and co-directed by Jones with son Bill Jones and Ben Timlett, AKA Bill & Ben Productions.
“I wanted to be part of this project as soon as I discovered economics students are taught crashes just don’t happen,” filmmaker Terry Jones commented. Kocken continues, “’Boom Bust Boom’ is a film about our inherently unstable economic system and proposes a simple idea – let’s adapt economics to human nature.”
Inspired by the film, students from Rethinking Economics (who also appear in “Boom Bust Boom”) announce a brand new current affairs and education website, launching in late March. Economy will be a rich mix of new and diverse content with a global perspective from comedy pieces and live event video to vox-pops, innovative social content, explainers, commentary plus art & illustration. With support from “Boom Bust Boom” executive producers Cardano Education, Economy is on a mission to change the way we think about economics and make it more relevant to people’s lives.
“Boom Bust Boom” opens theatrically in the US on March 11th at The Village East Cinema in New York, followed by a release on iTunes and On Demand March 15th
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