Money For Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

Everything you always wanted to know about the Federal Reserve but were afraid to ask.
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Liberty Street Films
Film
Los Angeles, California
United States
1 Team Member

ABOUT OUR FILM:

Whether you're buying a gallon of gas in Omaha, a loaf of bread in New York, or a condo in Miami, the Federal Reserve is taking historically unprecedented actions that affect your life.  But even though Ben Bernanke is in the headlines daily, the average person knows very little about America's central bank.

Narrated by Liev Schreiber, and made by a team of AFI and Sundance award winners, Money For Nothing: Inside The Federal Reserve is the first documentary to take viewers behind the curtain of the world's most powerful financial institution.

The film traces 100 years of Fed history, details the Fed's central role in the 2008 financial meltdown, and asks whether today's Fed policies are sowing the seeds of an even bigger crisis.  

Whether you're a Fed novice or expert, Money For Nothing presents an incisive look at this controversial institution, and a much-needed forum for intelligent debate about its role in determining the economic future of our nation.

Join top Fed officials (many of whom are highly critical of recent Fed policies), world famous economists, investors, and traders as they debate the decisions that led the global economy to the brink of collapse - and why we might be headed there again.

WHO’S IN OUR FILM: 

We’ve filmed exclusive interviews with more than a dozen top Fed officials (including former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker, pictured below), brilliant investors and traders, and many of the world’s leading economists and financial historians. (View the full cast here.) 

We’re also happy to say that Liev Schreiber has signed on to narrate the film! Not only is Liev an amazing, award-winning actor, but he’s also one of the best narrators working today (and currently the voice of HBO Sports). 

We can't think of a better person to be the voice of our film. 

Former Fed Chairman Paul VolckerFormer Fed Chairman Paul Volcker
Financial Historian Jim Grant and Legendary Investor Jeremy GranthamFinancial Historian Jim Grant and Legendary Investor Jeremy Grantham

WHAT ARE THE PERKS OF CONTRIBUTING?

Aside from the warm, fuzzy feeling you’ll get from helping bring an important film into the world, our incentives include BLU-RAYs or DVDs of the film and exclusive merchandise like T-shirts, tote bags, and posters.

T-SHIRTS:

Be the envy of all your friends with one (or all!) of our three limited edition T-shirts (which come in a variety of sizes and colors for both men and women):

  • "In Ben We Trust?" (designed exclusively for us by comic artist Zander Cannon) - your choice of green or gray

  • "The Fed Bailed Out The Entire Global Financial System And All I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt" - your choice of green or gray
  • Money For Nothing logo - your choice of gray, green or black

The back of all of the T-shirts:

* These images are mock-ups of how the T-shirts will look.  Colors and final design will look much nicer.

Want more shirts?  You can always send us a message with special requests.

TOTE BAG: 

Stay eco-friendly and show your support for Money For Nothing at the same time with this quality canvas tote bag: 

Official Money For Nothing Canvas Tote Bag

POSTER:

Here's your chance to get the official Money For Nothing poster - the very same poster displayed at the film's world premiere at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA):

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FAQs ABOUT PERKS:

When will I receive my perk?

Most of the merchandise, like T-shirts, posters, and totes, will be ready shortly after the campaign ends (estimated shipping in mid-May). BLU-RAYs and DVDs will ship separately once the film is released.

How will you know where to ship my stuff or which T-shirt I want?

Once our Indiegogo campaign is complete, we will send out follow-up messages to confirm mailing addresses, T-shirt preferences, whether you want a BLU-RAY or DVD, etc.  You can even ask us to send your perk to a friend if you wish. 

How much will shipping cost?

Shipping within the U.S. is included!  If you would like INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING, please add $8 to your contribution.

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED:

Please help us spread the word about our Indiegogo campaign AND our film!

Tell your friends about the project:

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  • Visit our website and comment on our blog
  • Link to our website from your blog
  • Host a screening of our film for your friends and family

Drop us a line at info@moneyfornothingthemovie.org if you know someone who might be interested in the project.

We’re always looking for introductions to like-minded organizations, local theaters, libraries, community colleges, universities… you name it! 

Thank you so much for your support! 

 
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  • $20USD
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    You’ll get the BLU-RAY or DVD, the tote bag, your choice of T-shirts, AND a gorgeous limited edition film POSTER, signed by the director! BLU-RAY/DVD will be shipped upon the film's release. (*Please add $8 for international shipping.)

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