Producer

Laura Nix 

Production Company
Human Race LLC, Felt Films, Chili Film, Motto Pictures, Pieter 
                                                                 van Huystee Film, Renegade Pictures, Senorita Films
 
Co-production
                                        VPRO
 
Supported by
                                          CoBO
 
Running time
                                                           90 minutes
 
Genre
                                                           Documentary
 
Original language and subtitles
           English
 
Directors
                                                           Laura Nix, The Yes Men (Andy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno)
 
Photography
                                                           Faik Geci
 
Editor
                                                           Geraud Brisson, Claire L. Chandler, Soren Ebbe
 
Music
                                                           Didier Leplae, Joe Wong
 
World première
                                                           Toronto International Film Festival
                                                           September 5th 2014
The Yes Men Are Revolting
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The sequel to the hit 2003 documentary follows activist-pranksters Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonnano as they pull the rug out from under mega-corporations, government officials and a complacent media in a series of outrageous stunts designed to draw awareness to the issue of climate change.

SYNOPSIS
The Yes Men Are Revolting chronicles the past five years of pranksters Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno (not their real names), the infamous activists known for duping the media with their impersonations of corporate shills and government stooges. At this stage of their career, the Yes Men have climate change at the top of their agenda, which takes them to Washington, Copenhagen, Uganda, and the Albertan tar sands. Laura Nix and the Yes Men team up as directors, recording every step of Bichlbaum and Bonanno's journey as they meet with collaborators and pull off their witty stunts. Their planning and execution is filled with anxiety and improvisation, some pranks fizzling while others turn into media whirlwinds — and one case brings a threat of legal action more serious than any the Yes Men have ever encountered before.
 
But things become even more challenging as the pair enters a new chapter in their lives. Having crossed into middle age, Bichlbaum and Bonanno now have more at stake than did their younger selves. The stress of nurturing relationships presents greater complications to their lifestyle, giving rise to tensions that threaten to fracture the duo's long partnership. Even as they question their future, they move forward with one more daring action, gathering a roomful of defence contractors and government officials under absurdly false pretenses. You won't want to miss how it turns out.
 
 

Laura Nix
Laura Nix is based in Los Angeles. She has over seventy production credits and has directed the feature film The Politics of Fur and two feature documentaries, The Light in Her Eyes and The Yes Men Are Revolting.

The Yes Men  (Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno)
The Yes Men are a group who use any means necessary to agree their way into the fortified compounds of commerce, and then smuggle out the stories of their undercover escapades to provide a public glimpse at the behind-the-scenes world of big business. The stories are often both shocking and hilarious. The Yes Men have impersonated World Trade Organization, Dow Chemical Corporation, and Bush administration spokesmen on TV and at business conferences around the world. They do this (a) in order to demonstrate some of the mechanisms that keep bad people and ideas in power, and (b) because it's absurdly fun. Their main goal is to focus attention on the dangers of economic policies that place the rights of capital before the needs of people and the environment.
 
Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno are The Yes Men. Two guys who couldn't hold down a job until they became representatives of Exxon, Halliburton, Dow Chemical, and the U.S. federal government. As the Yes Men, they use humor, truth and lunacy to bring media attention to the crimes of their unwilling employers. Their second film, The Yes Men Fix the World, won the audience award at Berlin Film Festival, the Grierson Award for Most Entertaining Documentary, and went on to become a smash box-office sensation, only just barely surpassed by Avatar. They introduce themselves in the film The Yes Men, directed by other people, but starring The Yes Men.