contradictory Elon MuskSouth African billionaire who still has a lot to learn, not only from the mini-series Super Pumped: Battle for Uber (2022) but higher Stop and ignite (2014-2017), and who has recently been on the move with his troubling purchase of the social network Twitter, has appeared in six films, five TV feature films and ten documentary offerings to date.
Due to their publicity, interest in their activities and the gluttony of the film industry, they most likely will not be the only ones. Unlike former President Donald Trump. First of all, if we take into account that the physical financed several films; and that there is even quite an interesting one on the horizon, for the development of which he will contribute his own technology.
And this despite the paradox that Elon Musk spoiled a worthy undertaking of Nicolas Cage in Las Vegas, according to the actor in Jimmy Kimmel Live!“I was trying to build a movie studio there, and then Elon Musk came along, and all the money I got for the movie studio — eighty million dollars — they invested in the Tesla corporation, which then, ironically, sucked all the water out of the town.”
The first two films and a surprise documentary
To start with audiovisual works, there is nothing more understandable than the decision to lend a helping hand to one’s own family. Because Tosca Musk, her younger sister, is a director and has made thirteen feature films so far without any notoriety. But his debut work, puzzled (2001), Elon Musk is listed as executive producer and the only recognizable face in the cast; Susan Sullivan, Maggie Gioberti Falcon Cross (1981-1990) or Martha Rogers from Lock (2009-2016).
Later, he was actively involved in the development of the most famous film he has been involved in to date: thanks for smoking, directed by Jason Reitman (2005); to whom we also owe the Oscar June (2007), nominee In the air (2010) and most recent Ghostbusters: Next (2021). As an adaptation of Christopher Buckley’s novel of the same name (1994), it was eligible for two Oscars; and Elon Musk himself played an almost imperceptible cameo in it.
On the other hand, it seems to us very striking that he was ready to produce stunneddocumentary by Mark Goffman (2010), screenwriter of television series such as West Wing of the White House (1999-2006), sleepy hollow (2013-2017) 0 Umbrella Academy (since 2019), about five ventriloquists, two successful veterans and three contenders, as well as performances in the US, the Mexican Riviera, the Bahamas and Japan. But, hey, if we’re talking about whims…
A couple of short films and the most suitable project for Elon Musk
Elon Musk later took part in two short documentaries signed by David Darg and Bryn Muser: Baseball in the Age of Cholera (2012) on two stories related to the 2010 UN Blue Helmets cholera epidemic in Haiti, and The rider and the storm (2013) about New York City surfer Timmy Brennan, who lost everything to Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Both were honored at the Tribeca Festival.
Finally, in May 2020, a project was confirmed for which the contribution of a businessman living in the California area of Bel Air is most suitable: feature film directed by Doug Limanresponsible for such successes as The Bourne case (2002) edge of the future (2014) or Barry Seal: Dealer (2017), intrepid Tom Cruise as the main actor, NASA and SpaceX, whose filming they want to take over in space. Future landmark of cinema.
Source: Hiper Textual