The Five Dollar Movie takes you on a journey to one of the most innovative and oddest versions of the gig economy: Fiverr.com. But it is also a meta-documentary that uses its subject to create the film—a documentary made about Fiverr, with Fiverr.
Almost exactly a year ago today, The Five Dollar Movie was successfully funded on Kickstarter. I’m so grateful to everyone who contributed $5 (or more) towards the film. In celebration of this I’m releasing the first in a series of short clips from the film. In October 2013 I travelled to New York City to meet the people behind the Fiverr website. I had made provisional arrangements to meet them for an interview, but on the day of the visit I hadn’t received a confirmed office address. This is what happened.
Note: all the music and motion graphics in the following clip were purchased on Fiverr.