RIGGED is a short film about the rigged economy . . . and somebody trying to do something about it. A big data analyst at an investment firm proposes a no-fee investment plan to attract low-income investors against the vehement objections of his billionaire CEO.

  • Timothy Sharkey
  • Timothy Sharkey
  • Timothy Sharkey
  • Matt Lunt
    Key Cast
  • John McDonnell
    Key Cast
  • J P Thomas
    Key Cast
  • Shara McGlinn
    Key Cast
  • Georgia Buckner
    Key Cast
  • George Elliot
    Key Cast
  • Jimmy Chung
    Key Cast
  • Guy Wicke
    Key Cast
  • Kenyon Scott
    Second Camera
  • Kayla Lane Freeman
    Audio Recording
  • Timothy Sharkey
  • Timothy Sharkey
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  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 19, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital 4K to 1080p Pro Res 422
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Director Biography - Timothy Sharkey

Timothy Sharkey has an MFA in Cinema (Directing Concentration) from the School of Cinematic Arts at DePaul University in Chicago. He has a Master of Liberal Arts degree in English & American Literature & Language from Harvard University. He has a Bachelor of General Studies degree (with a concentration in Film Studies) from the University of Michigan.

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Director Statement

RIGGED is a social justice film about economic inequality. It is not another film about the 2008 financial crisis produced by sub-prime mortgages or credit swaps. It hopes to draw attention to our rigged economy by showing somebody trying to do something about it.