Monty Python star co-directed feature; contributors include John Cusack.

Boom Bust Boom

Monty Python actor and director Terry Jones has completed filming on Boom Bust Boom, a feature documentary designed to explain economics.

The film, completed in October, covers the history of financial crashes and comprises a combination of live action, animation, puppetry and songs.

Contributors include US actor John Cusack, journalists Paul Mason and John Cassidy, and experts such as Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane and Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman, Robert J Shiller and Paul Krugman.

The film is co-written by Jones and economics professor Theo Kocken. The Python star also co-directs with son Bill Jones and Ben Timlett of Bill & Ben Productions.

Terry Jones said of the film: “I wanted to be part of this project as soon as I discovered economics students are taught crashes just don’t happen.”

Kocken added: “The people in the street are the ones who directly or indirectly pay for and suffer from financial follies.

“It is crucial the public as a whole understands what went wrong and what they can do to try and stop it happening again.”

The film is set for the international festival circuit in 2015.

Bill & Ben Productions are currently in talks with sales agents.

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Jones recently directed upcoming comedy Absolutely Anything, starring Simon Pegg, the five remaining Pythons and the voice of the late Robin Williamsin in one of his final roles.

Bill Jones and Ben Timlett’s other credits include 2012 animated comedy A Liar’s Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman.