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Informed Choice prepares to launch financial planning movie

Informed Choice has fully funded its feature-length documentary on the financial planning challenges for the baby boomer generation, which will launch in October.

The firm has raised £3,200 through a crowdfunding campaign to fund the post-production costs of the film, including narration, the soundtrack and rights to use copyrighted materials.

The film, Boom!, will first be screened at the Institute of Financial Planning annual conference on 6 October before its public release in cinemas, online and on DVD during Financial Planning Week in November.

A number of pop-up screenings will also take place during Financial Planning Week, hosted by advisers and providers.

The documentary involves a series of interviews about the ‘baby boomer’ generation entering retirement, including case studies and commentary from industry experts.

Informed Choice managing director Martin Bamford says: “It’s really exciting to see the level of support for this project, with over 50 backers to date, most coming from the financial services community.”

Bamford says the documentary aims to bring financial planning to a wider audience.


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There are 9 comments at the moment, we would love to hear your opinion too.

  1. Incompetent Regulators 1st July 2014 at 11:10 am

    I got to hand it to them, Informed Choice always try to appear bigger than they really are! Full Marks.

  2. Martin Bamford 1st July 2014 at 11:35 am

    @Incompetent Regulators

    Thank you (I think)

  3. This is pretty exciting – Certainly a new way of getting key messages out to the public that need to be said. Well done!

    Will there be a Leicester Square premier?

  4. Martin Bamford 1st July 2014 at 3:36 pm


    Thanks, Matthew. No plans for a red carpet screening in Leicester Square, but we do have a local arts centre booked for Thursday 27th November (to coincide with Financial Planning Week) and, to date, 11 IFAs and product providers have agreed to host pop up screenings across the UK.

  5. Julian Stevens 1st July 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Directed by Quentin Tarantino and, we hope, featuring lots of FCA bad guys getting blown away.

  6. Martin Bamford 1st July 2014 at 4:04 pm

    @Julian Stevens

    My request for a weapons and special effects budget was, unfortunately, rejected.

  7. Julian Stevens 1st July 2014 at 4:34 pm

    c/o Samuel L Jackson, of course.

  8. Philip Castle 1st July 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Well done Martin, I had thought of something similar a few years ago, but there is a big difference between thinkng and doing. Well done

  9. Personally I like a good (long hard look) propaganda film

    wonder if they will resurrect Charlie’s Cat ? (public information adverts, for those to young to remember)

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