Emergent Order is an Austin, TX-based media company that develops and produces films, advertising, and digital content. A team of geeks with heart inspired by complex subjects and provocative ideas, Emergent Order champions high-quality content that entertains, educates, and challenges. EO is the lovechild of a creative agency and a production company, and supports its original and branded content with 360 strategy and integrated marketing in order to help each new project reach the largest possible audience.
Filmmaker and omnivore John Papola, together with his vegetarian wife Lisa, offer up a timely and refreshingly unbiased look at how farm animals are raised for our consumption. With unprecedented access to large-scale conventional farms, Papola asks the tough questions behind every hamburger, glass of milk and baby-back rib. What he discovers are not heartless industrialists, but America’s farmers — real people who, along with him, are grappling with the moral dimensions of farming animals for food.
It is a period of disruption. Rebel entrepreneurs, armed with smartphones and grit, are dismantling decades of regulations and upsetting the old economic order. Pursued by the Empire’s sinister regulators, these rebels race to build a new economy based on the principles of individual freedom, cooperation, and innovation...
EconPop is the YouTube series that sifts through the haystack of popular culture to find the needle of economics within... and then stabs you with it!
Starring comedian Andrew Heaton, EconPop takes a surprisingly deep look at the economic themes running through classic films, new releases, tv shows and more from the best of pop culture and entertainment. Heaton brings a unique mix of dry wit and whimsy to bear on the dismal science of economics and the result is always entertaining, educational and irreverent. It's Econ 101 meets At The Movies, with a dash of Monty Python.
Love Gov is the story of an independent, fun-loving, young woman, Alexis, and her boyfriend, Scott "Gov" Govinski, who is always there to help. Always.
Each of the Love Gov series’ five episodes follows Alexis’s relationship with “Gov” as his intrusions and interventions wreak (hilarious) havoc on her life, professionally, financially, and socially. “Gov” inadvertently creates excessive student loan debt, expensive housing, underemployment, inadequate and expensive healthcare, and commits personal privacy violations. Alexis’s loyal friend Libby tries to help her see “Gov” for what he really is — a menace. But will Alexis come to her senses in time? Tune in to find out!
The Love Gov video series also connects with the MyGovCost mobile app, that enables users to estimate their lifetime federal tax liability and amounts that users would have earned had their federal taxes been instead privately invested.
CREDITS- Executive Producers: David J. Theroux and John Papola Producers: Marshall Walker Lee and Michele Roi Writers: Marshall Walker Lee and Frank Fleming Story by: Lisa Versaci Directors: John Papola and Bradley Jackson Director of Photography: Ryan Hunts Editors: Andrew Orsak, Ryan Hunts, and Joshua Meyers Production Assistants: Canyon Darcy, Ellen Bartling, and Frank Fleming Original Music: Layng Martine III Sound Mixing: Eric Friend Digital Strategy: Weston Woodward Starring: Jonathan Flanders (Gov), Kira Pozehl (Alexis), Kaci Beeler (Libby)
Special Thanks: Robert Ade, Martin Buerger, Kim Cloidt, Carl Close, Gail Saari, Mary Theroux, Paul Theroux, and Rick Theroux.
Freedom on Trial is a courtroom drama that takes viewers into the heart of the everyday issues that arise when an employer’s desire to hire more employees runs into the barrier of minimum wage laws, and when the government’s plans to “solve” income inequality only makes things worse.