A devastating reality check

The Hollywood Reporter

Galvanizing and moving


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


Upcoming on Screen, The Gig is Up ★★★★ – Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scott Gilliland, Aug 20, 2021

CineEuropa, Review: The Gig is Up, by Vladan Petkovic, May 11, 2021

NOW Magazine,  Hot Docs review: The Gig Is Up by Julia Mastroianni, May 8, 2021

POV Magazine, The Gig Is Up Review: The Human Costs of Cheap Labour, by Pat Mullen, May 9, 2021

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


Deadline, ‘The Gig is Up’ Trailer: Doc probes dilemma of gig workers pinched by companies and consumers, by Matthew Carey, Sept 1, 2021

Variety, ‘The Gig is Up’ director Shannon Walsh on how the gig economy is coming for all our jobs, by K.J. Yossman, Aug 23, 2021

Deadline, Gravitas Ventures Lands Hot Docs Pic ‘The Gig Is Up’ , Patrick Hipes, August 16, 2021

Variety, ‘Pig,’ ‘Annette,’ ‘Here Today’ Join In-Person and Online Edinburgh Film Festival Lineup, Naman Ramachandran, July 28, 2021

The Source, The Invisible workers of the gig economy, Curtis Seufert, Volume 21, Issue 30 May 11–25, 2021

Radio Canada, Discussion de l’équipe sur le documentaire The gig is up (Radio) May 19, 2021

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

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