Liz Laine, who leads on sustainable energy at Consumer Focus from the new year, tells me she is one of the ‘crowd funders’ of a new film – The Age of Stupid. The film is due for launch in March 2009 and stars Pete Postlethwaite, looking back from the mess of a globally warmed planet to what went wrong in our age today.
The Directors are Franny Armstrong (McLibel) and John Battsek (One Day in September) and the complete costs of the film were raised by subscriptions from hundreds of people, who now have a share in the venture. I see Fred Mulder, Anaradha Vittachi, Mark B are in the crowd too. You can still buy Age of Stupid stickers, fair trade T-shirts and compost bin too to help out. The organisers hope to use the same model of ‘crowd funding’ to raise the costs for a campaign, ‘not stupid’, to go along with the film.