After a long night we finally validated the last version of the Moneyocracy documentary at dawn. 90 minutes at the heart of the campaign finance system in the U.S!
Thanks to everyone who believed in that project, thanks to our great team. This one is surely the first one of a long series of doco (at least for me).
Next step, a big party, an official release, and a lot of work to make it known by as many people as possible.
Moneyocracy transmedia documentary will feature:
Trevor Potter (Stephen Colbert lawyer), John Bonifaz (Free Speech For People), Bob Biersack ( OpenSecrets.org: Tracking Money In Politics), Lawrence Lessig ( United Republic ), Paul Blumenthal ( The Huffington Post), Walter Shapiro, Tom Sutton, Ford O’Connell
We’re now working very hard on the documentary part of the Moneyocracy-project.
It’ll be 90 min long and will include a wide range of interviewees who will drive us into the campaign finance system that the 2010 Supreme Court decision “Citizens United v.FEC” created.
Here’s the list of the people included in our documentary:
- Campaign Finance Expert, Former Commissioner & Chairman of Federal Election Commission and Attorney, Trevor Potter (@thetrevorpotter)
- Former FEC Data analyst and Senior Fellow at the Center for Responsive Politics, Bob Biersack (@rbiersack)
- Senior Counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice, Adam Skaggs (@jadamskaggs)
- Co-founder of Creative Commons and law professor, Lawrence Lessig (@Lessig)
- Political Columnist Walter Shapiro (@waltershapiroPD)
- Managing Director at Civic Forum Strategies & Co-Founder of ProjectVirginia and Chairman of CivicForumPAC, Ford O’Connell (@FordOConnell)
- Co-Founder and Executive Director of Free Speech For People, John Bonifaz (@johnbonifaz)
- Reporter @HuffingtonPost covering campaign finance, Paul Blumenthal (@PaulBlu)
- Lawyer and policy advocate for Demos.org, Adam Lioz (@Demos_org)
- Chair of Political Science at the Baldwin-Wallace University (OH), Tom Sutton.
Stay tuned for more, the release date and promotional material.
Thanks for your support!
And here it is! The first chapter of the Moneyocracy transmedia documentary project is now online on www.moneyocracy-project.com. Combining a comic experience, a serious game and a documentary, ROOM 501C4 immerses you into a secret organisation that prepares the next election cycle. Influence, money, secret, discover what made the 2012 U.S elections so special.
ROOM 501c4 is an introduction to an upcoming documentary focusing on the place of money in politics & the U.S democracy. Super PACs, Citizens United v. FEC and donors disclosure are among the topics these two segment will try to explain.
Following our interest in the campaign finance laws, Super PACs influence over the elections and money in politics, we’ve been looking for infographics about that subject.
If you come across some very interesting pieces, don’t hesitate to share them on that wall.
And because we love documentaries, we’ve also decided to share a list of our preferred docos.
We’ve finally arrived in Washington D.C for a two weeks long taping session. First contact with the city is great and we’re lucky enough to have our place close by the National Mall. Again, thanks to all the backers who supported the project. It means a lot for us and be sure that you’re a with us in this adventure. We’ve started on saturday by looking for equipment. As we didn’t want to travel with a light kit or a bunch of tripods, we took the option to buy the stuff we needed here.
Here’s Jean Nicholas testing our video rig with a light sound set.
First round of interviews is set for tomorrow with the guys from Opensecret.org, and I must confess that we’re very excited about that. We have still a long to do list for the week, like prepping the other interview we have, scouting in the city to find the best spots for B-Roll, and also rehearsing for our conference at the Alliance Française on June 1st.
Last but not least we’re trying to release our Good Night and Good Luck video remix but as you can imagine days are short and a minor technical problem has put us behind schedule. So stay sharp, this should be released even before you can say “ouf” (this one is very french).
I’ll leave you there with that beautiful view of the Potomac river near the Cantina Marina where we relax at the end of the day.
Thanks for following us and our efforts, if you’re just discovering this project/blog don’t forget to pay a visit to our website www.moneyocracy-project.com and/or like our Facebook page. If you’re already into it and want to know more about Citizens United, why don’t you discover our Facebook timeline, a 100 years of Finance campaign law history. In any case you can start following us on twitter @moneyocracy, you’ll have plenty of updates and info about the Supreme court decision and what’s going on in the U.S on that topic.
And if you’ve just cashed in a million dollar check or if you feel generous, don’t forget that we have our donation page where you can send a couple of bucks via paypal to help fund the project.
Thanks a lot and have a great week! Stay tuned for more during the week.
Gerald & Jean Nicholas