Basic Info

 

SYNOPSIS

'The Age of Stupid' is the new cinema documentary from the Director of 'McLibel' and the Producer of the Oscar-winning 'One Day in September'. This enormously ambitious drama-documentary-animation hybrid stars Oscar-nominated Pete Postlethwaite as an old man living in the devastated world of 2055, watching 'archive' footage from 2008 and asking: why didn't we stop climate change while we had the chance?

 

FORMAT & LENGTH

Drama-documentary-animation.
92m25s. HD.

BRITISH BOARD OF FILM CLASSIFICATION RATING 12A

SUBJECT

Climate change, oil, war, politics, consumerism and human stupidity

STARRING

Pete Postlethwaite (drama)
Fernand Pareau, 82-year old French mountain guide (documentary)
Jeh Wadia, starting a low-cost airline in India (documentary)
Alvin DuVernay, Shell oil man who rescued 100 people after Hurricane Katrina (documentary)
Layefa Malemi, living in Shell’s most profitable oil region in Nigeria (documentary)
Jamila and Adnan Bayyoud, two Iraqi refugee kids trying to find their brother (documentary)
Piers Guy, a windfarm developer fighting the anti windfarm lobby in England (documentary)

 

FILMED ON LOCATION IN

America, UK, India, Nigeria, Iraq, Jordan, The Alps

CREW

Director: Franny Armstrong (McLibel, Drowned Out)
Producer: Lizzie Gillett
Exec Producer: John Battsek (One Day In September, In The Shadow of the Moon)
Editor: David G Hill (Game Over, McLibel)
Animation Directors: Martyn Pick & Jonathan Hodgson
Composer: Chris Brierley (McLibel, Drowned Out)
Featuring the music of: Radiohead, Depeche Mode, Boots Are Made For Walking

FUNDING & BUDGET

£450,000 raised by “crowd-funding” - selling shares to individuals and groups. Film is therefore completely independent.

KEY DATES

Nov '04 - Fundraising starts

Dec '04 -> May '08 – Production

March 20 '09 - UK cinema release

May '09 – UK Indie Screenings start

Sept 21/22 '09 - Global Premiere

Autumn '09 – UK DVD released

December '09 - Copenhagen UN Climate Summit