Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Lauren Greenfield, Holly O'Brien, Dan Cogan, Frank Evers, Rebecca Horn Black, Allison Amon, Lisa Mehling, Julie Parker Benello, Abigail Disney, Pierre Hauser, Patricia Greenfield, Gerry Grossman, Lilly Hartley, Mette Heide, Patricia Lambrecht, Jeffrey Tarrant, Jasmin Chang
A documentary about a billionaire family and their financial challenges in the wake of the economic crisis. With epic proportions of Shakespearean tragedy, the film follows two unique characters, whose rags-to-riches success stories reveal the innate virtues and flaws of the American Dream. The film begins with the family triumphantly constructing the biggest house in America, a 90,000 sq. ft. palace. Over the next two years, their sprawling empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. Major changes in lifestyle and character ensue within the cross-cultural household of family members and domestic staff.
- Lauren Greenfield Winner for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival for U.S. Directing Award: Documentary
- Nominee for the 2012 Critics' Choice Award for Best Documentary Feature
- Runner-Up for the 2011 Toronto Film Critics Association Award for Allan King Documentary Award