Occupy Economics

Occupy Economics

Posted by on Nov 23, 2011 in News | No Comments

On November 13th 2011, economists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst drafted an open statement to the Occupy Wall Street movement pledging their support. Since then, more than 400 economists from around the world have added their names.  We produced this short film to help spread the word.

Why Occupy Portland?

Why Occupy Portland?

Posted by on Oct 12, 2011 in News | No Comments

An ode to Occupy Portland.

Tax Dollars At War

Tax Dollars At War

Posted by on Oct 4, 2011 in News | No Comments

Directed and animated by Chris Fontaine, ‘Tax Dollars At War’ is a brilliant visualization of a radio interview about US military spending as a proportion of our national budget.  The dialogue comes from a Flashpoints interview with Dennis Bernstein and Dave Lindorff.

Econ4

Econ4

Posted by on Sep 28, 2011 in News | No Comments

Announcing the official launch of the Econ4 film series and website! This is the first installment of an animated series on economics commissioned by Econ4. Econ4 is a progressive economics think tank based in Amherst, MA that has teamed with Softbox to produce a series of educational films that aim to answer the basic question, […]

“Scared Sick” Book Trailer

“Scared Sick” Book Trailer

Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in News | No Comments

Announcing the official release of “Scared Sick”!  We’ve had this book trailer up for a while, but now it’s got a new name and some new graphics, and if you haven’t watched it before, please take a look.  We think it’s pretty compelling.

“Seeing Trees” Book Trailer

“Seeing Trees” Book Trailer

Posted by on Jul 12, 2011 in News | No Comments

Just finished postproduction on another book trailer.  This one’s called “Seeing Trees” and was produced by Timber Press.  Check it out!

Robin Hahnel Interview

Robin Hahnel Interview

Posted by on May 18, 2011 in News | No Comments

Robin Hahnel talks about social reforms, robber barons, and true human potential.  He’s Professor of Economics at Portland State University and author of “Economic Justice and Democracy: From Competition to Cooperation”.

“The Bad Mother” Book Trailer

“The Bad Mother” Book Trailer

Posted by on Apr 5, 2011 in News | No Comments

Journalist Nancy Rommelman just released her debut novel and commissioned Softbox to create the book trailer.  It’s a gritty and compelling look at the street kids of Los Angeles. A great read!  Get yourself a copy here.

D.F. McWilliams Profile

D.F. McWilliams Profile

Posted by on Mar 11, 2011 in News | No Comments

  We recently finished this profile of Portland-based artist D.F. McWilliams.  Truly beautiful abstracts and impressionist work.  Check out more of his work here.

Noam Chomsky Interview

Noam Chomsky Interview

Posted by on Jan 23, 2011 in News | No Comments

Last stop on the Softbox East Coast tour:  Noam Chomsky.  He tells us that businesses encourage uninformed consumers to make irrational choices, and we ask him how the hell we’re supposed to sell all of these!?