Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Latest news about the promotion of Age of Stupid!
-> Greenpeace screened Stupid to the Dutch parliament last week just
before an important vote on the EU climate and Energy package.
-> Stupid was number 1 most watched film at the Amsterdam film market
last week (see attached evidence).
Most watched by European buyers checking out all the new offerings,
-> We've got provisional permission to hold our London premiere in a
solar powered cinema tent in Leicester Square
-> Caroline Lucas, the leader of the UK Green Party, wants to host a
screening to the EU Parliament in the next few weeks (Caroline saw the
film for the first time last week and said "I defy anyone to come out
of the film and not feel like they've got to make a difference".)
-> The Eden Project wants to screen Stupid *every day* for all of
2009, plus organise a big summer screening for 8000 people in their
-> Looks like we're doing the "Not Stupid" campaign, then, as we
raised 165K at the launch event last week. The aim is to turn 250
million viewers of the film into activists and then point them all
towards Copenhagen. It was a cracking evening, with a fantastic buzz,
hosted by Gillian Anderson, and with a dazzling array of speakers who
all took the news that they could only speak for one minute each with
charming good grace. Best quote of the night came from Ashok Sinha,
the Director of Stop Climate Chaos: "It is not a film to make you
happy. It is a film to make you sit back and think 'What is my role on
-> We just set up a non-profit company for Not Stupid and the guy said
it was the first time he'd set up a company with the word Stupid in it
in 25 years on the job. Ha ha.
-> While we were at the Amsterdam Film Festival last week I took part
in a debate with some climate sceptics, which was hijacked by a
medieval protestor from the Flat Earth society who wanted to shake
hands with them as he had been all alone for 400 years with no
friends. Ha ha ha. See pic below or watch the whole event as seen on