- 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss

WE THE ECONOMY20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss is a film series developed in partnership with Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions. WTE asks and answers 20 critical questions about the fundamentals of the US economy. The questions were developed by economic thought leaders like Greg Ip (The Economist), Neil Irwin (New York Times), Diane Lim (Pew Charitable Trust) and the films were directed by some of the best storytellers in the world including Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight), Adam McKay (Anchorman, Talladega Nights) and Morgan Spurlock (CNN’s Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, Super Size Me) along with actors such as Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman, Adrian Grenier, Bob Balaban and dozens more. The films launched simultaneously at the New York Film Festival, in 20 Landmark Theaters in the largest 20 US markets and on 65 TV and digital platforms including Netflix, YouTube, Amazon, Yahoo!, Facebook, Comcast, Time Warner and iTunes. The films received over 5 million views in the first 48 hours in the U.S. alone, and over 25 million views in the first 12 weeks. We stopped counting at 70million views. www.wetheeconomy.com