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Power Trip – Pier’s Bill

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The film Power Trip showed how corruption in post-Soviet Georgia brought the capital of Tbilisi to a grinding halt because of electricity blackouts. In this bonus scene, Piers Lewis uses his own electricity bill to illustate how pervasive this corruption was in Georgia and how far the damage reached.

 
 
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Power Trip: Sandro’s Boat

Posted by Paul Devlin:
 
When you’re making a documentary, often you don’t know what is going to be important and what you’re going to need. So you wind up following all sorts of characters and threads that don’t lead anywhere and are dropped from the final movie. But that doesn’t mean that part of the journey wasn’t worthwhile. 
 
 
I still wonder if Sandro ever took his boat around the world.

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Power Trip – AES – Telasi PSAs

Posted by Paul Devlin:

The country of Georgia is doing much better now, but back in the late ’90s and early 2000s, it was in crisis. This was spectacularly manifested with horrendous electricity problems, documented in my movie Power Trip .

But the Georgians are able to find humor in any situation. This included funny little Public Service Announcements produced by the Amercian/Georgian electric company, AES-Telasi, designed to raise awareness about electricity issues.

Here are a few more clever ones that did not make the movie.

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Hanging out with Eli Roth

Post by Paul Devlin:

Film Festivals are the great payoff for many filmmakers. You’ve worked hard for years, and now you’re being flown around the world to great places to show your movie to appreciative audiences, who venerate your role as artist. It’s addicting. When the festivals slow down, you want to make another film again just so you can go back out on the road.

My movie Power Trip played at dozens of film festivals and I tried to attend as many as possible. At the San Francisco Film Festival, I spent much more time than expected because the SARS scare in Toronto cancelled my trip to the Hot Docs Film Festival (Power Trip won the Grand Jury Prize there – whoops). So I had time in San Francisco to meet some talented, exceptional people, another great benefit of Film Festivals.

Eli Roth (Hostel, Inglourious Basterds) was touring with his first film Cabin Fever, and we had a chance to hang out.

The San Francisco Film Festival starts this Thursday, April 25th, and will last through May 9th.  Make sure to check out some of the amazing films if you’re in the area!

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