Press

A very human tech doc, THE GIG IS UP uncovers the real costs of the platform economy through the lives of workers from around the world for companies including Uber, Amazon and Deliveroo.

A devastating reality check

The Hollywood Reporter

Galvanizing and moving

Variety

Insightful, intelligent film

Movie Pie 7/8 stars

Shocking and thought-provoking

EKKOFILM 5/6 stars

The Gig is Up paints a simmering, sobering picture of the global gig economy

-Film Inquiry

Reviews

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER‘The Gig Is Up’: Film Review | Hot Docs 2021, by Sheri Linden May 4, 2021

Variety, ‘The Gig Is Up’ Review: The Perils of Platform Work, Personified, Jessica Kiang, April 24, 2021

Stir | Vancouver, Film Review: DOXA’s The Gig Is Up puts a human face to soulless ghost work and the platform economy, by Adrian Mack, May 6, 2021

Movie Pie, Hot Docs 2021 #3: Three Conversation Starters (7/8 stars), Pie Pal Vickie, April 29, 2021

Film Inquiry, CPH: DOX 2021: THE GIG IS UP: the lives behind the apps, Matthew Anderson, April 29, 2021

National Observer, Movies bringing animated fun, French comedy, and documentaries from all over (3.5 stars), Volkmar Richter, April 30, 2021

Recent Press

Women & Hollywood, Hot Docs 2021 – Meet Shannon Walsh, by Vickie A. Lee, May 7, 2021

Variety, Hot Docs’ Canadian Slate Reflects Global Issues Through Local Eyes, by Jenny Punter, May 6, 2021

Film-Forward, 5 Documentaries to look for at Hot Docs , by Kent Turner May 6, 2021

Input Mag, New doc ‘The Gig is Up’ prioritizes first-hand gig worker narratives, by Matt Willie, May 4, 2021

LaptrinhX Screen, High Cost of Living – ‘The Gig is Up’ x DOXA 2021, by Rick Cheung, May 4, 2021

The Tyee, DOXA Opener Takes the Gig Economy to Task, by Frederick Blichert, May 3, 2021

Variety The Bar Keeps Getting Raised’: Hot Docs Programming Head Shane Smith on Mounting a Second Pandemic Edition” by Christopher Vourlias, April 29, 2021

NOW Toronto, Hot Docs 2021: Meet the Toronto activists taking on Uber, by Julia Mastroianni, April 29, 2021

POV Magazine, The Gig Economy: With The Gig Is Up, Shannon Walsh examines the people behind high tech’s life and work, by Justine Smith, Spring/Summer 2021, Issue 114

National Post,  My Hot Doctopus Teacher: Eight films to watch at Hot Docs, by Chris Knight, April 29, 2021

Sound Venue, The 15 Most Essential Films at CPH:DOX 2021, (in Danish) Peter Kruse Dam Jensen, April 17, 2021

Stir: Arts & Culture Vancouver, The Gig is Up and Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliche among first films announced for 20th anniversary DOXA festival, Janet Smith, April 7, 2021

The Georgia Straight, DOXA Documentary film festival announces special presentations from 2021’s online program, Steve Newton, April 7, 2021

POV Magazine, Shannon Walsh’s The Gig is Up to open DOXA 2021, Pat Mullen, April 7, 2021

RealScreen, Extra: Dogwoof lands The Gig is Up. Kim Izzo, Feb 23, 2021

Women & Hollywood, Shannon Walsh’s Gig Economy Doc “The Gig is Up” Lands at Dogwoof, Laura Berger, Feb 23, 2021

DeadlineTimely Gig Economy Documentary ‘The Gig Is Up’ Boarded by Dogwoof. Tom Grater, Feb 22, 2021

%d bloggers like this: