Promotional clip from the short film CI: A TEDD Talkumentary



Real-life entrepreneur Michael Fertik plays a tech startup superstar attempting to top his past success with a masterful TEDD Talk, recorded for posterity by a documentary film crew in this satirical rockumentary short.



Michael Fertik plays "Michael Fertik," a Silicon Valley start-up superstar attempting to top his past success with a game-changing TEDD Talk, recorded for posterity by a documentary film crew.  Fertik’s revelatory TEDD talk explains the concept of CI or counterintuition, a simple trick that promises to help anyone unleash their inner innovator and disrupt their conventional lives.  Fertik’s stupefying talk is interwoven with intimate, Errol Morris-style interviews of Fertik and his real-life investors, David Cowan and Mike Maples, and remote interviews with fans attending TEDD’s annual once in a lifetime event.




Los Angeles International Short Film Festival

Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Premiere

Napa Valley Film Festival

Napa, CA
Best Lounge Short

Best Shorts Online

Web Awards
Award of Excellence

New York Comedy Short Film Festival

New York, NY
New York Premiere

Chicago Comedy Film Festival

Chicago, IL
Midwestern Premiere

DC Independent Film Festival

Washington, D.C. 
D.C. Premiere

San Francisco Frozen Film Festival

San Francisco, CA
Best Comedic Shorts

Cincinnati Film Festival

Cincinnati, OH
Ohio Premiere

New Hampshire Film Festival

Portsmouth, NH
New England Premiere

Top Shorts

Online festival
Special Screening

Hudson Valley Comedy Festival

Saugerties, NY

Toronto Film Week

Toronto, Canada
Canadian Premiere

Venice Film Week

Venice , Italy
Italian Premiere

Tenerife International Film Awards - Berlin

Berlin , Germany
German Premiere
Nominated - Festival Jury Prize, Nominated - Best Comedy Short

Soo Film Festival

Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
Upper Peninsula Premiere

Maverick Movie Awards

Online Awards
Nominated Best Screenplay - Short Film