What happens when a computer model can predict the world economy?
New Documentary Film Sheds Light on One Man’s Fight for the Truth
“THE FORECASTER IS AS SERPENTINE AND FASCINATING AS A JOHN LE CARRÉ NOVEL.“
“IT PLAYS LIKE A SLICKLY ELABORATE SKETCH FOR A FUTURE HOLLYWOOD RETELLING IN THE WOLF OF WALL STREET MOLD.”
“THE FORECASTER IS A COMPELLING DOC OF FINANCIAL ESPIONAGE.”
(Los Angeles, CA) Random Media and Alchemy are releasing the documentary film, “THE FORECASTER”, onDIGITAL HD, On Demand and Satellite Platforms on November 10th.
Directed by Marcus Vetter, “The Forecaster” documents the life of MARTIN ARMSTRONG, once a US-based, trillion-dollar financial advisor who developed a computer model based on the number pi to predict major economic turning points with incredible precision.
In 1999 the FBI stormed his offices in an attempt to confiscate his computer model and then accused him of a 3 billion dollar Ponzi scheme. However, ARMSTRONG tells a different story. He says it was an attempt to silence him and to prevent him from initiating a public discourse on the real Ponzi scheme of debts that the world has been building up for decades.
After serving 11 years in prison and never having been charged with a crime, ARMSTRONG finally gets to tell his side of the story, a tale of backroom deals, corrupt foreign governments and greed at the highest level. As part of the amazing story of how Armstrong developed and was punished for his forecasts, Armstrong predicts that a sovereign debt crisis will start to unfold on a global level in late 2015 – a major pi turning point that his computer model forecasted many years ago.
Studio: Random Media
Street Date: 11/10/15
Screen Format: Widescreen
Runtime: 100 Minutes
Director: Marcus Vetter
ABOUT RANDOM MEDIA
Random Media is a content company that acquires and distributes films on a worldwide basis through movie theatres, conventional brick and mortar retailers, digital platforms, cable and satellite companies and television networks. Random Media is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Alchemy. Random Media’s library includes acclaimed films such as The Motel Life, Escape From Tomorrow, and For Those in Peril.
Alchemy is the largest independent distributor of film and television content across all platforms and windows in North America. Alchemy develops tailored distribution strategies, from theatrical release to DVD, digital, VOD, and television. Under CEO Bill Lee’s direction, the company has distributed the work of some of the world’s finest filmmakers including Richard Linklater, Werner Herzog, Gregg Araki, Dito Montiel, John Hillcoat, John Turturro, Lee Daniels, Oren Moverman and James Cameron. Past successes include WELCOME TO ME, FADING GIGOLO, WHAT MAISIE KNEW, RAMPART and BERNIE. Upcoming releases include Ravi and Geeta Patel’s MEET THE PATELS, Nanni Moretti’s MIA MADRE, Gaspar Noe’s LOVE, Rob Zombie’s 31, and Yorgos Lanthimos’s THE LOBSTER.
Alchemy boasts the independent content industry’s preeminent end-to-end supply chain solution for physical and digital distribution. The company is the industry’s largest physical distributor outside of the major studios and Lionsgate, representing the majority of non-studio content at Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Sam’s Club and is the leading independent supplier to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix and VOD.
Alchemy owns a catalog of more than 1,000 film titles and has deals for the ongoing distribution of film titles and programming for clients including DreamWorks Animation, Magnolia, Microsoft, MPI Media, Music Box Films, nCircle, Phase 4 Films, PBS Distribution, Team Marketing, Well Go USA and Vertical, among many others.
Our goal is to create a platform for the independent production of documentaries and fiction films. We are interested in using our unique backgrounds and styles to create feature length films that are high quality and tell stories that people throughout the world can relate to. We strive to do this by focusing on creating material that is powerful, edgy, provocative, contemporary and must be seen because of its political or social relevance. Our vision is to create a network of filmmakers and commissioning editors around the globe who believe, like we do, that films do make a difference.