I spent every spare minute I had between November 2010 and April 2011 in an edit suite with one Simon Modery (very clever man) writing, and re-writing, and re-writing, and re-structuring (well, you get the message – a lot of work) Ross Ashcroft’s film, The Four Horsemen.
In the words of its own PR, The Four Horsemen is an ‘independent cinematic feature documentary which lifts the lid on how the global economy really works’. And I see that in a fortnight’s time it has its London premiere, on March 14th at The Curzon Soho.
How exciting. ‘The Four Horsemen, written by Dominic Frisby’. Actually, co-written to be be more precise – it’s Ross’s film – but the point is – my first proper writing credit on a full length feature. (Let’s be honest, that’s something that should have happened 20 years ago, but distractions, distractions …).
There are some interesting ideas and interviews in the film. (I think the hope is for it to go on and become another Zeitgeist). It was my first introduction, for example, to the notion of Land Value Tax , of which I am now a strong advocate, while I brought the whole theme of sound money and monetary reform to the table. You know, my long-stated, big bugbear – how the widening gap between rich and poor is a simple, inevitable consequence of our fiat system of money and credit.
Here’s an extract of the film here (yes, it’s my fiat money video.)
And here is the trailer.
edit: For some reason I can’t embed the trailer, so here’s a link .
Oh, and yours truly narrates – but it’s my role as writer I’m more proud of. Writing is much harder than narrating, after all. I think DVDs go on sale soon – I’ll keep you posted.