Wordplay Filmmakers Take on Debt


Patrick Creadon and Christine O’Malley, the filmmakers behind the hit documentary Wordplay, will next examine the expansive topic of the U.S. federal debt, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The husband-and-wife writing-directing-producing team will partner with indie production company Open Sky Entertainment to create a new feature-length documentary exploring the growing federal debt and its implications for the country’s future.

“This film presents challenges similar to the ones we met when we made ‘Wordplay,’ ” said O’Malley, whose 2006 Sundance debut went on to earn $3.1 million at the domestic boxoffice. “Our hope is that we can again take a potentially dry story and make it cinematic, revealing and entertaining.”

The film will be based loosely on the writings of Bill Bonner, Addison Wiggin and Kate Incontrera, editors of the financial newsletter “The Daily Reckoning.” Creadon will write and direct the new documentary, and O’Malley will co-write and produce.

The filmmakers are putting together a nonpartisan advisory committee of government and business leaders to advise on the film. They plan to begin shooting immediately with hopes of a 2008 release.