Addicted to Money
3 x 54 minute documentary series
Addicted To Money is THE program for anyone who wants to know how the 2008 financial crisis came about, what it all means for us now, and what we can do to create a sustainable economy. Biting and punchy, this series is a survival guide for the New Economy presented with the wit, charm and incisive appeal of David McWilliams: a young economist who talks just as candidly to the most influential and powerful players in the global economy as he does to ordinary people around the world.
In his typically pugnacious style David surveys the wreckage of the global economy and points to the worrying, but potentially transformative challenges ahead. It is both a story of shocking collective failure and a rallying call for change. David travels the world from Europe to Iceland, from to China to the US, Australia and Latin America surveying the wreckage that has been caused by the great meltdown. He discovers that this was a crisis that was avoidable, yet ironically necessary if we are to deal with the real challenge that lies just over the horizon: creating an economy that can sustain our society for the long term.
Nominated for Most Innovative Production, History Makers 2011
Nominated for Best Documentary Series, Samsung Mobile AFI Awards 2010
Nominated for Best Direction in a Documentary Series, Australian Director’s Guild Awards 2010
Nominated for Documentary Public Broadcast Australian Writer’s Guild Awards 2010
Winner Silver Award Documentaries Cinema and TV, Australian Cinematography Society Awards WA 2010
Selected for Competition, Guangzhou International Documentary Festival 2010
Presenter and Writer David McWilliams
Director and Writer Simon Nasht
Director of Photography Ulrich Krafzik
Editors Andrew Arestides, Lawrie Silvestrin & Sam Wallin
Producers Andrew Ogilvie & Andrea Quesnelle
An Electric Pictures Production 2009