Watch: Trailer for High Level Investment Banker Indie Drama 'Equity'

May 20, 2016
Source: YouTube

Equity Trailer

"I'm so glad that it's finally acceptable for women to talk about success." Sony Classics has unveiled the trailer for an indie drama titled Equity, which first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year. It's a film written and directed by women, produced by women, starring mostly women, about women kicking ass in high level investment banking jobs. Anna Gunn plays an investment banker navigating a tricky deal in hopes of impressing her boss. The cast includes James Purefoy, Sarah Megan Thomas, Alysia Reiner and Craig Bierko. I saw this at Sundance and sadly, it's not very good, at all. The story is weak and it's all about backstabbing, plus Anna Gunn's performance isn't that impressive. I wish it was better. Give it a look.

Here's the first official trailer for Meera Menon's Equity, direct from SPC's YouTube:

When Senior investment banker Naomi Bishop (Anna Gunn) is passed over for a promotion at her firm, she fights for the opportunity to take a start-up public, hoping this promising IPO will secure her a place at the firm's highest level. But when an employee at the start-up raises questions about a possible crack in the company's walls, Naomi must decide whether to investigate rumors that may compromise the deal, or push forward with the confidence her superiors expect. Equity is directed by filmmaker Meera Menon, of Farah Goes Bang previously. The screenplay is written by Amy Fox. This first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Sony Pictures Classics will release Equity in select theaters starting July 29th this summer.

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Why should we care about these people?

Carpola on May 20, 2016


That's one of the problems with the script... It's supposed to be about women breaking the glass ceiling, but it's poorly written and it makes out the characters to be these sort of nasty money-obsessed backstabbers. And because of that they just seem like they're not really worth caring about because all they care about is money and that's not good.

Alex Billington on May 20, 2016


Maybe it's reflective of society?

Carpola on May 20, 2016


Sure maybe, but just like in society, people obsessed with money aren't worth caring about. 🙂

Alex Billington on May 20, 2016


Yeap, I'm unsure if they ever show the real damage these people cause. It's strange that being overtly greedy is now seen as success, it doesn't help our society.

Carpola on May 21, 2016


Uuuugh.....shut up, Skyler!!

TheOct8pus on May 20, 2016


She's finally getting fitted for a pork pie.

DAVIDPD on May 21, 2016


The crime is all that corporate scum, not some douche in it. Avoiding that means insulting common sense ...

shiboleth on May 21, 2016


I like Anna long as she doesn't speak and is mostly off-camera

TheOct8pus on May 23, 2016

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