Magazine article Screen International

Terry Jones Unveils Economics Doc

Magazine article Screen International

Terry Jones Unveils Economics Doc

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Monty Python star co-directed feature; contributors include John Cusack.

Monty Python actor and director Terry Jones has completed filming on Boom Bust Boom, a feature documentary designed to explain economics.

The film, completed in October, covers the history of financial crashes and comprises a combination of live action, animation, puppetry and songs.

Contributors include US actor John Cusack, journalists Paul Mason and John Cassidy, and experts such as Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane and Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman, Robert J Shiller and Paul Krugman.

The film is co-written by Jones and economics professor Theo Kocken. The Python star also co-directs with son Bill Jones and Ben Timlett of Bill & Ben Productions.

Terry Jones said of the film: "I wanted to be part of this project as soon as I discovered economics students are taught crashes just don't happen. …

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