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ECON FILMS specialises in online videos about economic ideas, research, debate and stories. These videos help companies, charities, universities and think tanks to reach a wider audience.
Researchers are often concerned that their work will not be understood – or worse, misunderstood. But with half of all today's online traffic now video and the trend set to continue, video cannot be ignored. At Econ Films, our filmmakers have a background in economics and journalism and work closely with clients to really understand the subject. Our videos do not water down the message but instead make full use of the medium's ability to SHOW rather than TELL.
Many people think economics is boring – and you can't blame them. But that's not because economics IS boring, it's because too many people make it so. Economics is simply the study of how human beings behave. To say that economics is boring is to say that human beings are boring. And while there are things about human beings that send even economists to sleep, there are many more things that excite us, that make us happy, make us sad, make us laugh, make us cry, or make us just want to get up and do something. That's where Econ Films come in. We aim to help anyone who wants to get the non-boring messages across. We produce mini documentaries, interviews, graphics, presentations, lectures, re-enactments and even dramas and comedies.
Since 2011 we have shown that our methods work. Recent projects include ‘Should Cannabis Be Legalised?’, a mini documentary presenting research on the effects of cannabis policy on crime. In late 2012 our short movie ‘A Very European Break Up’ told the story of the European debt crisis as a romantic comedy – she’s German, he’s Greek. The film has received over 300,000 views on YouTube and has featured in the national media in at least seven countries, including TV news in Romania, the Netherlands, Greece and Germany – sharing the story with many millions.
Econ Films is run by Bob Denham. Bob is a filmmaker with a first class degree in economics (and econometrics) from the University of Bristol in the UK. Bob has had stints as an investment banker and journalist. He lives in London with his two cameras and is expecting a third.
You can get in touch with him below.