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About the MovieOCCUPY THE MOVIE will document the Occupy movement's first year with gritty detail, while exploring its origins, purpose, and future. It will be like no other film you've seen, intercutting the dramatic handheld footage of protestors with candid interviews of the movement's leaders and enemies.
We will ask: What is the history of occupations? Who are the architects of the movement? Who are the allies and enemies? Where has it succeeded and failed? Can it make change, or will it be evicted? Most importantly, why Occupy?
On Sept 17 2011, the people organized and occupied the cause of the 2008 economic crisis: Wall Street. The mainstream called them a 'raving mob of anarchist lunatics hell-bent on destroying capitalism'. The reality is quite different however. Author Fran Lebowitz described the occupiers best: 'They're different from the sixties movement, because they want in!'
They demand positive, common sense changes for their country. They want a democracy where people, not corporations, write their legislation. They want a fair tax system and less government waste. They want Wall Street to take massive risks, just not with their personal savings, mortgages and tax-dollars. This, apparently, amounts to Class Warfare.
This is why we are making OCCUPY THE MOVIE: to cut thru the bias, blame, slander and lies, and give you the story in an entertaining, balanced and compelling way.
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About Corey, director & producer.
Themes of activism and social change dominate Corey Ogilvie's work. Since 2008, he has directed 3 full-length documentaries, see Corey's IMDb. Many describe Corey's style as minimalist, with emphasis on narrative pacing and emotive rhythm. He uses music as a character when possible. He always said if film didn't exist he would make music everyday.
Providing a balanced and compelling account of the Occupy movement is Corey's top priority. A centrist Canadian, he studied social movements extensively at UBC, where he won the highest honor in the graduating 2003 sociology class, the Kaspar Naegle award. He has no interest in idealistic, opinionated, partisan filmmaking. He intends to tell the story of a social movement as it happened on the streets, with sharp editing and stunning cinematography.
About Andrew, producer.
Equally at home composing music or producing film, Andrew Halliwell has established himself as an award-winning film producer and composer, most notably receiving two Leo award nominations, and recently winning an award from The National Screen Institute for producing a short film. Andrew's career started as an actor in film and television, which then lead him to produce and host his own science and technology series, ipsoFactory.
Andrew's interest in this film is derived from his passion to think critically about the tenets of society that we tend to accept as unalterable.
After being in New York City and experiencing the Occupy movement firsthand, Andrew understands the importance of highlighting the realistic, achievable demands of the 99%. IMDb.
What We Need & What You Get
A high quality, artistic indy documentary requires 750 total work days to complete between all involved. Add to this budgets for travel, accommodations, news archives, marketing materials, etc, and you begin to see the cost of film. Even if we only needed $200 p day to operate, this would have us at $150,000.
To our best abilities, we are recording every key cinematic moment of the Occupy Wall Street movement for its first year of existence. This requires daily attention, scrutiny, and context. We have done this so far on credit with a bank, but that only lasts so long. The film will be released to the public late 2012-early 2013.
We will do everything to keep costs down, and creativity up, and make you, the people, the best film possible.
Why Support OCCUPY THE MOVIE
We aspire to be a key cinematic resource for the movement. We plan to release 60-80 minutes of Occupy short documentaries for the people, free on youtube, within the first year. In 2 months we've released 42 minutes worth, so we're on track.
Two of our short documentaries were rated in the TOP 10 must-see occupy Wall Street videos:
We have lots of ideas, help us make them a reality. Any amount is greatly appreciated and makes a huge difference for Occupy The Movie.
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