HAPPY 10th STUPID BIRTHDAY



PRESS RELEASE. 15th March 2019

ONE OLD + TWO NEW FILMS RELEASED ON 10th BIRTHDAY OF HIT CLIMATE FILM “THE AGE OF STUPID” – COINCIDENTALLY THE SAME DAY AS THE FIRST GLOBAL CLIMATE SCHOOL STRIKE

1. HIT CLIMATE MOVIE, THE AGE OF STUPID, RE-RELEASED ON ITS 10th BIRTHDAY TODAY

Exactly 10 years to the day since its star-studded, solar-powered, green-carpet premiere in London’s Leicester Square THE AGE OF STUPID is re-released on BBC, iTunes, Amazon Prime, Vimeo On Demand & Google Play. Today is coincidentally also the first ever GLOBAL school strike.

The Age of Stupid stars the late Pete Postlethwaite as a man living alone in the devastated world of 2055, looking back at us now and asking: why didn’t we save ourselves when we had the chance?

Written & directed by multi-award-winning independent director Franny Armstrong (McLIBEL, DROWNED OUT), the film was broadcast on TV in 30+ countries, screened in cinemas in 40+ countries, reached no 1 at the UK box office, won a Guinness World Record for biggest premiere, won a Grierson, led to the formation of the 10:10 carbon reduction campaign in 41 countries and is widely credited as having pioneered crowd-funding. The Telegraph said the film is “Bold, supremely provocative and hugely important”, the News of the World said it’s “A deeply inconvenient kick up the backside… you won’t see a more important film this year” and ABC in Australia said “So tightly constructed and dynamic, you leave the cinema energised rather than terrified… Hits home like a hammer blow”.

More information: www.ageofstupid.net
Press contact: press@spannerfilms.net
Distribution contact: films@journeyman.tv

Release details
iTunes – available worldwide, English language version only, from today: https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/movie…
Vimeo – available worldwide, English language version only, from today:https://vimeo.com/ondemand/theageofst…
Google Play – available in UK, USA, Canada & Australia countries, English language version only, from today: https://play.google.com/store/movies/…
Amazon Prime – available worldwide, in English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Slovakian, Portuguese from today + 12 more language coming soon: http://amzn.eu/d/7JuDwzh
Spanner Films – available worldwide to download or stream in 10+ languages worldwide from today: www.spannerfilms.net/watchnow
BBC4 – Broadcast in the next 3-4 weeks, date TBC
BBC iplayer – Available after the BBC4 broadcast

2. NEW SHORT FILM “WHAT IF?” RELEASED TODAY

Stupid’s Director Franny Armstrong today releases a new short film WHAT IF? starring Ed Miliband, Caroline Lucas, Jon Snow, Jonathan Pie, Chris Packham and YouTube star Jack Harries and paid for by crowd-funding

In a parallel universe, Fred Miliband, Carolyn Lukas, Zack Harries, Jon Snowflake, Kris Peckham, Jonathan Pie and the President of the Maldives battle to save the people of Earthly from suffering the same fate as “those poor people on Earth”.

Credits
Written, Directed & Produced by Franny Armstrong
Editor – David G Hill
Original Music – Chris Brierley and the Band of Holy Joy
Starring (in order of appearance) – Pete Postlethwaite, Nicholls family & Maisie, Beekmayer family, Ed Miliband, Jon Snow, Jonathan Pie aka Tom Walker, Jack Harries, Tamsin Allen, Alaa Abdoun, Laura Jackson, Aljona Vasjutina, Hugh Warwick, Professor Peter Cox, Mohammed Nasheed, former President of the Maldives, Chris Packham, Cara Horgan, Matilda Warwick, Caroline Lucas
Greenscreen DOP – Neve Cunningham
Space Shots – Marc Knapton @ Brewery VFX
Title Designer – Greg McKneally
Graphic Design – Jules Bailey
Sound mix – Nigel Edwards @ The Farm
Legal – Tamsin Allen, Clare Hardwick, Emma Pianta
Funded by – crowdfunding

Watch now (8m44s): https://youtu.be/4g4YEfFUvM0
Press contact: press@spannerfilms.net

3. NEW SHORT FILM “THE AGE OF STUPID REVISITED “ RELEASED TODAY

The Guardian’s video team today release a new short film “The Age of Stupid Revisited”

Ten years after climate movie The Age of Stupid had its green-carpet, solar-powered premiere, we follow its director as she revisits people and places from the film and asks: are we still heading for the catastrophic future it depicted?

Credits
Filmed and edited by: Christopher Cherry
Executive Producers for the Guardian: Jacqueline Edenbrow and Charlie Phillips
Production Assistant: Marina Costa
Original Age of Stupid material: Spanner Films

Watch now: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2019/mar/15/the-age-of-stupid-revisited-whats-changed-on-climate-change-video

Contact: charlie.phillips@theguardian.com

4. 50% OFF LOCAL SCREENINGS
Ten years ago, THE AGE OF STUPID team launched the INDIE SCREENINGS software, which allows anyone, anywhere to buy a license to screen the film in their school/workplace/church etc – and to keep the cash for their campaign or pocket. More than 3,000 local screenings were held in the first six months, raising more than £140,000 to repay the crowd-funders and crew who funded and worked on the original film. More than 40 local climate action groups were formed at local screenings, many of which continue today.

From today, all license fees have been cut by 50%. Book your screening here: www.indiescreenings.net

CONTACT: press@spannerfilms.net

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