Age of Stupid
= all our TV, local screenings & cinema viewers added up. Some accurate - eg TV companies' official figures - and lots guesstimates - eg punters turning up to pub screening in Krakow.
By far the best way to keep up with all our mis/adventures
A welcome Autumn deluge after the Summer drought
Morning all, Thank you for so many - more than 50 - interesting suggestions re our illegal-copies-of-our-films-on-YouTube dilemma. What an absolute ...
#sheffdocfest knocks it out of the park with their triple-header of Michael Moore, David Attenborough & Ken Loach in 48 hrs
100% reinspired & ready to dedicate my life to making political films after watching #kenloach doc Versus #sheffdocfest
RT @Dogwoof: Standing ovation for none other than #KenLoach at @sheffdocfest following Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach https://t.co
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The Top 20 Things We Ever Did
World's biggest live film event beamed Kofi Annan and Thom Yorke to a million viewers in 63 countries.
Stupid-spawned campaign inspiring everyone to cut their emissions by 10% in a year - now in 40+ countries.
Our daily web TV programme, live from 2009's Copenhagen climate summit, attempted to make sense of humankind's most important get together.
Guinness World Record
Stupid beat Star Wars - yup, Star Wars - by premiering in 62 UK cinemas at the same time, linked by satellite.
First carbon neutral country
Eco-hero the President of the Maldives announced groundbreaking policy at Stupid's UK premiere.
1400 local Stupid screenings in six months = "Revolutionising film distribution since 2009".
Emissions = 1%
Both the UK premiere and the production of Stupid produced 1% of the emissions you'd have thought they would.
620+ ordinary people invested £450,000 to produce our Stupid film and the same again to distribute it. Biggest ever crowd-sourced pot of cash.
Bedsheet + generator + long hike = Drowned Out villagers watch their first ever movie, starring themselves.
Junk food law
After McLibel judge says McDonald's adverts "exploit children", the UK government bans junk food ads on kids' TV.
Box Office No 1
Stupid beats Julia Roberts and Lesbian Vampire Killers to hit the top of the charts (by screen average) in its opening week.
UK government joins 10:10
Cameron commits entire Government estate to 10% cut in a year. Equivalent to 200,000 cars off the road.
"I used to hate the invaders"
Spanner supporters paid for 131 Iraqi refugee kids to return to school.
Recycling a 747
10:10 bought a plane, as you do, and squashed it into the unfashionable fashion item of the year.
Ten Docs Changed the World
McLibel one of only two UK films (the other no-less than Michael Buerk's original Ethiopia report which led to Live Aid) picked for the BFI's series.
100% Rotten Tomatoes
World's biggest movie review aggregator proclaims McLibel a perfect film.
"A complete rewrite of UK energy policy"
Climate Minister Ed Miliband changes coal law after Pete P threatens to give his OBE back to the Queen.
Ken Loach directs McLibel drama
Britain's top gritty and realistic movie director joins Spanner's voluntary crew.
Last two coats
12,000+ delegates & media bods from 193 countries argued about climate change for two weeks in Copenhagen. And the last to leave?
Rescued by Boris
London's Mayor swooped up on his bike as Stupid's director Franny was being mugged by a girlgang. Impossibly unlikely but true.
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