A TEDD TALKUMENTARY
This rockumentary style all-access pass to the most watched TEDD Talk of all-time delighted thought leadership groupies at film festivals around the globe.
Real-life Silicon Valley innovator Michael Fertik plays Michael Fertik, a start up superstar attempting to top his past success with a game-changing TEDD Talk, recorded for posterity by a documentary film crew.
Fertik’s revelatory TEDD talk explains the concept of CI or counterintuition, a simple trick that promises to help anyone unleash their inner-innovator and disrupt their conventional lives.
Fertik’s stupefying talk is interwoven with intimate, Errol Morris-style interviews of Fertik and his real-life investors, David Cowan and Mike Maples, and remote interviews with fans attending TEDD’s annual once in a lifetime event.
CI FUN FACTS
• The original concept for the TEDD Talk was Michael’s disappointment with the time slot of his TED Talk.
• It goes without saying that any rockumentary owes a debt to genre pioneers like Gimme Shelter, Don’t Look Back and The Song Remains the Same. There are three films outside these obvious classics which the CI production team found particularly inspirational: U2’s Rattle & Hum for its unbridled self-congratulation, Heavy Metal Parking Lot for its brutally honest shallowness, and Errol Morris’ The Unknown Known for its stylishly soul-sucking interviews of Donald Rumsfeld.
FESTIVALS & awards
CI premiered at San Francisco’s very own Frozen Film Festival in July of 2015. The short film went on to inspire global film festival audiences in over four countries, receiving awards at many of the most bribable.
San Francisco Frozen Film Festival
San Francisco, California U S A | July 2015
Selected - Best Comedic Shorts
World Premiere, USA Premiere
Napa Valley Film Festival
Napa, California U S A | November 2015
Jury Prize - Best Lounge Short
Film Fest International Berlin
Berlin, Germany | July 2016
Nominated - Festival Jury Prize
Nominated - Best Comedy Short
German Premiere, EU Premiere
Maverick Movie Awards
U S A | September 2016
Nominated - Best Screenplay (Short)
Top Shorts Online Competition
U S A | May 2016
Selected - Special Screening
Toronto Film Week
Toronto, Canada | September 2016
Venice Film Week
Venice, Italy | August 2016
Chicago Comedy Film Festival
Chicago, Illinois U S A | November 2015
New York Comedy Short Film Festival
New York, New York U S A | December 2015
DC Independent Short Film Festival
Washington, DC U S A | March 2016
Los Angeles Int’l Short Film Festival
Los Angeles, California U S A | Sept 2015
Hudson Valley Comedy Festival
Saugerties, New York U S A | July 2016
New Hampshire Film Festival
Portsmouth, New Hampshire U S A | Oct 2015
Soo Film Festival
Sault Ste. Marie, MI U S A | September 2015
upper peninsula premiere
Cincinnati Film Festival