How did you raise the cash? Can I hold a screening? Who's your press agent? Where's the downloadable trailer? Below are answers to all the questions we've ever been asked, split according to the subject headers on the right.
The crew made the film: http://www.ageofstupid.net/crew
The funders funded it: http://www.ageofstupid.net/funders
Franny Armstrong directed it: http://www.ageofstupid.net/people/franny_armstrong
Lizzie Gillett produced it: http://www.ageofstupid.net/people/lizzie_gillett
John Battsek exec-produced it: http://www.ageofstupid.net/people/john_battsek
Pete Postlethwaite stars in it: http://www.ageofstupid.net/people/pete_postlethwaite
As do six documentary characters: http://www.ageofstupid.net/the_stars
The Not Stupid campaign attempts to inspire climate action: http://www.notstupid.org
10:10 is Stupid's big idea to cut 10% of emissions in 2010: http://www.1010global.org
The Age of Stupid (climate change film): http://www.ageofstupid.net
Not Stupid (action campaign): http://www.notstupid.net
Spanner Films (production company): http://www.spannerfilms.net
Crowd-Funding (share scheme which raised the cash for Stupid): http://www.ageofstupid.net/node/1253/
Facebook (Franny): http://www.facebook.com/franny.armstrong
Facebook (10:10): http://www.facebook.com/tentenuk
Twitter (Age of Stupid): http://twitter.com/ageofstupid
Twitter (Not Stupid): http://twitter.com/notstupid
Twitter (10:10): http://twitter.com/tentenuk
YouTube channel (for videos): http://www.youtube.com/spannerfilms
Vimeo channel (for higher quality videos): http://vimeo.com/channels/ageofstupid
Myspace (very out of date): http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=443686085
Green Thing: http://www.dothegreenthing.com/users/theageofstupid
Promotional widget (please add to your websites): http://www.ageofstupid.net/widget
-> Round-up of the premiere, with all links: http://www.ageofstupid.net/premiere
Australia/New Zealand: we headed downunder (yes, we did fly - see below for reasoning) for the joint Australia and NZ premiere on August 19th 2009 - http://www.ageofstupid.net/news/oz_nz_premiere_report . A solar-powered tent in downtown Auckland, linked by satellite to Cate Blanchett's Sydney Theatre, with a live link-up to a Greenpeace ship in the Arctic and celebs aplenty on the green carpets.
-> Round-up of the premiere, with all links: http://www.ageofstupid.net/news/oz_nz_premiere_report
-> Photos from Oz: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ageofstupid/sets/72157622103222414/
-> Photos from NZ: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ageofstupid/sets/72157621976494995/
-> Lizzie & Franny on NZ main news: http://vimeo.com/6297151
-> Lizzie on NZ breakfast TV show: http://vimeo.com/6296595
Global: Finally, we launched at the Global Premiere on September 21st from New York, when one million people in 63 countries watched Stupid at the biggest live film event the world has ever seen, we're pretty sure. Celebs arrived by sailing boat, bicycle, rickshaw, electric car and skates. Moby and Thom Yorke from Radiohead played live. Greenpeace linked in live from the Himalayas and Indonesia. Kofi Annan, Dr Pachauri and Ed Miliband spoke live. Full report: http://www.ageofstupid.net/global_premiere
Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jon-reiss/ithe-age-of-stupidi-is-th_b_293361.html
Netherlands, Belgium or Luxembourg: Screenings are allowed, but they need to be booked through the local distributors, Chrisje Simon-van Oosterhout: email@example.com
Poland: Screenings are allowed, but they need to be booked through the Polish distributors: Against Gravity, t +48-22-828 1079, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.againstgravity.pl
Former Yugoslavia (including Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia, Macedonia, Kosovo): Maybe. Please contact the local distributor: Demiurg: Vasja Bibic - email@example.com - 386 40 870 175
A: I'd like to make a poster for my screening. Can I use the logo/pictures?
- Selection of the best ones: http://www.ageofstupid.net/image/tid/1229
- Key press image (Pete in the archive) at very high res: https://www.ageofstupid.net.s3.amazonaws.com/InterfaceStill_forPrint_Nov14_HDPete01.tiff
- Production photos: http://www.ageofstupid.net/photos.
- People's Premiere: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ageofstupid
- Screengrabs from the film: https://www.ageofstupid.net.s3.amazonaws.com/screenshots.zip
- Devastated images of the world in 2055 (folder which will download and then needs to be unzipped): https://www.ageofstupid.net.s3.amazonaws.com/Devastated%20scenes.zip
Or download a high-res version for screenings here: https://www.ageofstupid.net.s3.amazonaws.com/AoS_trailer_HD.mov
Best quotes: http://www.ageofstupid.net/franny_quotes
Full list of press reviews: http://www.ageofstupid.net/press_reviews
Our Rotten Tomatoes page looks as though we've only had a few reviews, when actually we've had more than 100. Not very helpful, as their raison d'etre is to aggregate press reviews. (Interesting fact, Franny's earlier film McLibel has an almost-impossible 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes: http://uk.rottentomatoes.com/m/mclibel/ )
Or see our Public Review page: http://www.ageofstupid.net/public_reviews
(Yes, we know 250 million sounds ludicrous, but it's only 10 times more than we managed for our last film, McLibel and now we have at least 100 times the resources. Plus, all of life on Earth is at stake, so may as well aim high.)
We have also presented Stupid certificates to Global Warming Swindle Director Martin Durkin (live on Newsnight: http://notstupid.org/news/stupid-vs-swindle-newsnight ) and to Belfast City Airport (http://notstupid.org/news/belfast-city-airport-officially-stupid ). And we've presented Not Stupid certificates to climate writer George Monbiot (at the launch of Indie Screenings: http://www.ageofstupid.net/news/webcast_wizardry_the_rsa_indie_screenings_launch ), to the Maldives negotiating team (at the Bonn climate talks: http://notstupid.org/action-stations ), to Eurostar ( http://notstupid.org/news/not-stupid-flashmobbers ) and to President Nasheed of The Maldives (at the Global Premiere: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ageofstupid/3944596848/in/set-72157622430257280/ ) for being the first country to commit to going carbon neutral within ten years.
Lots of naughty people we've never met before, honest, have done lots of funny stuff involving the word Stupid. Best of all has to be Greenpeace re-decorating a coal power station in Italy: http://www.ageofstupid.net/node/3266 . http://www.ageofstupid.net/action_stations
Copenhagen & climate action
- Round 1: Age of Stupid premiere. Pete P ambushes Ed. Victor: FRANNY (technically PETE P) http://www.ageofstupid.net/premiere
- Round 2: Tricycle Theatre debate. Franny suggests 10:10 and Ed says blocking windfarms should be "socially unacceptable". Victor: TIE http://www.ageofstupid.net/node/2762
- Round 3: Hay Festival debate. Franny goes for the jugular on flying. Victor: FRANNY http://notstupid.org/news/ed-vs-franny-round-3-hay-festival
- Round 4. Latitude Festival. Franny surprises Ed with a giant Not Stupid certificate for his Low Carbon Transition Plan. Victor: ED http://www.actoncopenhagen.decc.gov.uk/en/ukaction/culture/Latitude-festival
- Round 5. Newsnight. Ed lands killer blow "You (the host) are a defeatist) and you (Franny) are an impossibilist". Victor: ED
- Round 6. Age of Stupid Global Premiere. Franny's "thanks for the politician answer" causes much hilarity in cinemas across the world. Victor: FRANNY http://www.ageofstupid.net/global_premiere"
Current score: 4-3 to Franny
Next round: Guardian podcast series
Sorry, but we can't afford to pay you, so please only get in touch if you are happy to work voluntarily.
The Met Office has also officially endorsed the film: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/corporate/pressoffice/stupid/index.html . Franny recently put the question "Did we exaggerate the science in Age of Stupid or is it about right?" to Dr Richard Betts, the Head of Climate Impacts, and he replied: "I wouldn't be sat here now if you had exaggerated it. It's all based on science in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. From the IPCC. So, yes, you did a good job."
If you're interested in finding out more, go to http://www.ageofstupid.net/buyshare where you can download the Funding Plan with all the details, and the standard Letter of Agreement investors have to fill out. If you want to have a chat about any of this before signing away upwards of ten grand, please drop firstname.lastname@example.org an email, and she'll be happy to answer any questions you may have. It's first come first served on this last handful of 'shares' and we were over-subscribed for the earlier funding rounds, so if you're interested, best to get in there quick! (*'shares' is in inverted commas because according to our lawyers, they're not technically shares, but some clever form of loan that's sort of like a share.)
Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/franny-armstrong/the-age-of-stupid-gives-a_b_281903.html