Is there Life after Advertising?
After losing his job as a copywriter, Eric Proulx decided to create a job-search site for recently unemployed advertising professionals and tell their stories on Please Feed The Animals. Production company Picture Park took an interest and soon Proulx’ interviews turned into a film. Twitter has played a crucial role in its production and promotion, with Virgin America volunteering transport to filming locations. The resulting documentary, Lemonade, premieres in the US this autumn and reveals how creative and fulfilling life can be beyond advertising, if you’ve ever wondered. 70,000 advertising professionals have lost their jobs due to the recession.
Thanks to Ellie Osbourne for this story. Ellie is a distant relative of Ozzy Osbourne.