In 2014 Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Cinelan partnered to produce WE THE ECONOMY 20 Short Films You Can’t Afford to Miss. Each film was made by an acclaimed filmmaker, each with their own creative vision. The series aims to drive awareness and establish a better understanding of the U.S. economy. Told through animation, comedy, musical, non-fiction, and scripted films, WE THE ECONOMY seeks to demystify a complicated topic while empowering the public to take control of their own economic futures.
An advisory board of top economic experts including academics, analysts, journalists, and historians helped identify 20 key topics about the U.S. economy that every American should understand. Those and other economic advisors then worked with our filmmakers to shape the topics into 5-8 minute films that answer the questions:
In 2020, Theorem Studios acquired the program and has since granted Theorem Media, an educational 501(c)3 corporation, the rights to continue the work around using entertainment to educate audiences on economics and financial literacy.