A transmedia documentary by
Gerald Holubowicz & Jean Nicholas Guillo

MONEYOCRACY

the rise of the United Corporations of America
One of the first TRANSMEDIA DOCUMENTARY
When we started to work on Moneyocracy, it was clear to us that the story was way much bigger than we could ever grasp in one single documentary. We wanted people to experience what was the difficult choices of a campaign manager when it comes to money. That's why we created these 3 different parts.
A triptych and a dose of social networks
Moneyocracy spreads across three different formats. One documentary, one interactive documentary and a remix that served as an introduction to the story. This "triptych" is supported by two facebook page, one very active and the other one is a timeline of the evolution of campaign finance laws across the century.
A wake up call
When he was living in New York, Gerald - a 10 years experienced photojournalist - heard about the Citizens United v. FEC case. The 2010 Supreme Court decision allowing Super Pacs and 501c4 was a wake up call for him as he could foresee the potential devastating effect on the U.S democracy and the ripples effects that this could generate in the world.   
A long term project
The Moneyocracy Project is an ongoing project that will see many other iterations in the coming years. 
Money and politics are rarely forming a good mix and there's not enough voices to talk about that very complicated issue. 
documentary

Moneyocracy

MONEYOCRACY is 90 minutes feature documentary. It analyses the major impact of the 2010 Citizens United vs. F.E.C ruling on the U.S democracy. The film focuses on the rise of Super PACs and their affiliated secret organizations – the 501c4s - and documents how these organizations influence the political debate and American voters during the 2012 presidential campaign and beyond through political advertising.
FILM RELEASED IN DECEMBER 2012
Interactive documentary

ROOM 501c4

ROOM 501C4 is an immersing and educative experience crafted around an interactive documentary (i-doc). In this i-doc, YOU – the “spectactor” – play a fictional character recruited by a secret organization who wants to support a candidate running for the Presidential election. Moving forward into the experience, you’ll have to decide how to market a fictional presidential candidate called Bill O’Maney and how to finance his campaign.
PROJECT PUBLISHED IN NOVEMBER 2012
Remix experiment

GOOD night & good luck

This 10 minutes video remix is brought to you by moneyocracy-project.com.
Its purpose is to raise awareness on the 'Citizens United v. FEC' Supreme Court decision and its effects on the U.S democracy. Created in the perfect spirit of the Remix Manifesto, this experiment made with popcorn.js is the first attempt to create a rich video for the moneyocracy project.
PROJECT PUBLISHED IN JUNE 2012
We’re doing this now,
because the politics we believe in does not start with expensive TV Ads or extravaganzas…
– Barack Obama, April 2011

Jean Nicholas Guillo

Co-Author & Director
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Gerald Holubowicz

Lead Author & Co- director
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Sandrine
Girbal

Happy Fanny

Producer
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