Paul Allen’s Vulcan Productions and Morgan Spurlock’s Cinelan are preparing a series of shorts based on the economy, including the directorial debut of former Focus Features CEO James Schamus.

We The Economy will comprise 20 shorts and the cast of actors and voice-over artists includes Amy Poehler, Sarah Silverman, Werner Herzog, Maya Rudolph, Adam Goldberg and Bob Balaban.

Series directors include Schamus (pictured), Spurlock, Steve James, Marshall Curry, Catherine Hardwicke, Ramin Bahrani, Jessica Yu and Joey Berlinger.

The series will launch across all digital platforms on October 21.

“At its core, the vision of this project is to fuse artistry and storytelling with economic expertise to engage the public in a truly informed dialogue about the US economy,” said Vulcan Productions general manager and creative director Carole Tomko.

“This esteemed group of artists and thinkers galvanises our mission of bringing innovation to the public discourse about the economy, and empowering people to make better economic choices in their own lives.”

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