Emmy Nominated for Outstanding Main Title Design SequenceDirector Curtis Hanson and executive producer Carol Fenelon wrote, “The work speaks for itself. Getting there was a process full of creative openness and a shared desire for excellence. Working with Shine was both a personal pleasure and a professional collaboration we hope to repeat.”
Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System—and Themselves, also known as Too Big to Fail: Inside the Battle to Save Wall Street, is a book by Andrew Ross Sorkin chronicling the events of the 2008 financial crisis and the collapse of Lehman Brothers from the point of view of Wall Street CEOs and US government regulators.
Digital Wall Street stock quote typography was the graphic language.
Many media images were incorporated into the edit.
Based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, ‘Too Big To Fail’ offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world’s economy in a matter of a few weeks.
Centering on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, the film goes behind closed doors to examine the symbiotic relationship between Wall Street and Washington. William Hurt stars as Paulson; the film also stars (in alphabetical order) Edward Asner, Billy Crudup, Paul Giamatti, Topher Grace, Matthew Modine, Cynthia Nixon, Michael O’Keefe, Bill Pullman, Tony Shalhoub, and James Woods. It co-stars Ayad Akhtar, Kathy Baker, Amy Carlson, Evan Handler, John Heard, Dan Hedaya, Peter Hermann, Chance Kelly, Tom Mason, Ajay Mehta, Laila Robins, Victor Slezak and Joey Slotnick.
Custom clips were shot and composited to help tell the story.
The numbers and graphics were intended to show a sense of urgency.
Custom footage was integrated with stock clips and graphics to help tell the story of the financial meltdown.