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Panic with Friends - Chris Temple of Optimist, An Award Winning Documentary & Impact Studio, Gives a Behind the Scenes of His Documentary ‘This is Not Financial Advice’

Panic with Friends – Investing for Profit and Joy

On this episode of Panic with Friends, I speak with my good friend Chris Temple. Chris is the co-founder and director of Optimist, an award winning documentary and impact studio. In today’s episode we dive deep into his latest film called ‘This is not Financial Advice’ - of which I was an Executive Producer. The movie premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival a few months back. We are really proud of it.

In ‘This is not Financial Advice’, Glauber “Pro” Contessoto - an immigrant working multiple jobs and living in a 220-square–foot apartment - gambles his life savings on Dogecoin. Two months later, he became “The Dogecoin Millionaire” and a hero to his growing YouTube following. But as Pro will soon discover, making money and keeping money are not the same thing. Amateur investors like Pro must navigate a landscape that’s rife with hype, bad advice, and FOMO. This is not Financial Advice exposes the startling risks and rewards of today’s market through expert commentary and the anxiety-inducing stories of real people trying to make millions. You can book a screening here or watch an exclusive clip here.

You can listen to the podcast here on Spotify or Apple podcast and now all the episodes are on my YouTube channel as well.

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For more details on today’s conversation read on below…

Guest: Chris Temple

Profile: Film Director and Founder of Optimist 

Where to Find Him: LinkedIn, Twitter 

Show Notes:

  • Intro (0:00)

  • Best Movie Lines and Movie Naming (5:37)

  • Lessons From Independent Documentary Filmmaking (13:18)

  • GameStop, Dogecoin, Memes (18:01)

  • Influencer's Use of Cryptocurrency for Profit (23:14)

  • Upcoming Documentaries (30:23)

  • Path to Success in Film Industry (39:22)

  • Outro (42:55)

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