Shareconomy : is a feature documentary film that explores the rise of the sharing economy, a movement that is completely revolutionizing society. Thanks to new informational technologies and online social networks, we are easily able to put once idle assets to productive use. Whether the asset is a car, extra space at home, or simply time, a system has emerged to connect those with the “offering” to those in need of the goods, services, data and/or talent that is being “offered”. These burgeoning 'Sharing Economy' companies, collectively worth more than $500 billion, are disrupting major established industries and challenging current governmental regulations. This film will explore the benefits and repercussions of the sharing economy movement, questioning whether or not this 'new economy' will transform the way we work, live, and interact with each other forever.
Shareconomy examines the sharing economy through the insight of leading experts studying this movement, in tandem with personal stories of individuals using sharing platforms to both enrich and empower their lives. Many people working within the sharing economy embody the micro-entrepreneurial spirit, a paragon for the 'new worker' in this 'new economy'. Through these characters, we will discover the complexities and nuances of the sharing economy and its impact on people and society as a whole.