< Back to Films

Fi$h: How An Economy Grows

Synopsis

Most young people today graduate from high school and even college with no background in economics at all. But in order to build successful lives and to participate meaningfully in our democracy, they urgently require such knowledge. This series from the Moving Picture Institute and Passing Lane Films will introduce young adults to the components of a prosperous economy.

Using a parable about three men stranded on a desert island with nothing but their bare hands for catching fish, the Fi$h: How An Economy Grows series will show audiences important economic concepts in roughly ten short videos. For example, viewers will see how innovation and risk can lead to surplus, which in turn creates currency. One of the three men skips a fishing day (and all his meals) to make a net. That net allows him to catch more fish in less time -- which gives him choices about how else he might like to spend his time, and whether he might like to lend his net, at interest, to the other men.

Official Film Website

Watch This Film

"The show's ten episodes tell the story of how three primitive fishermen gradually develop an advanced economy as they discover and implement key economic concepts such as specialization, comparative advantage, and money."Fi$h: How An Economy Grows executive producers Erin O'Connor and Maurice Black

Credits

GENRE
Animated Series
DIRECTOR
Tim Ingle, Robert Theibeault
ADAPTATION/WRITER
Helen R. Straight
CAST
Richard Morrison, Rob Raffety, Molly Dedham
PRODUCERS
Drew Tidwell, Helen R. Straight
STORY
Peter Schiff, Andrew Schiff
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Maurice Black, Erin O'Connor, Rob Pfaltzgraff
ART DIRECTION
Robert Theibeault
EDITOR
Drew Tidwell
ASSOC. PRODUCER
Antony Davies
AUDIO DIRECTOR
Gregory Conko
SOUND DESIGN
Lucas Abel
AUDIO RECORDING
Drew Tidwell
OPENING/CLOSING TITLES
Lucas Abel

Get Involved

Coming soon!