Social network Vero has picked up the new docuseries Charismatic Thinker from director and reality TV host Max Joseph.
The first episode in the series, Dicks, looks at whether someone needs to be a ‘dick’ in order to be a great leader, or in Joseph’s case, a great director.
Touching on themes of fascism, narcissism, global politics and gender equality, Joseph’s journey takes him across America, back in time, and through the pages of philosophy.
The new series features interviews with filmmakers Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth); Peter Berg (Deepwater Horizon, Patriots Day); Randall Poster, John Hamburg (Meet the Parents, I Love You, Man); and Karyn Kusama (The Invitation). Writers interviewed for the series include Robert Greene (The 48 Laws of Power); Aaron James (Assholes: A Theory) and Adam Grant (TED speaker and author of Originals).
“I’ve spent way too much time over the years fantasizing about making these visual essays which I hope are fun personal explorations into the themes or ideas I’m grappling with. What I like so much about Vero—the app and the community—is that it offers the perfect venue to share my work and myself with like-minded, curious people, and without the negativity and hate that can come in other online forums,” said Joseph, in a statement.
Joseph has made over 75 films, from indie documentaries to widely released feature films. His work has been screened at Sundance, Telluride, and SXSW, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), and the Gagosian Gallery in New York.
The first episode of Charismatic Thinkers aired Monday, Feb. 13 at 9 a.m. ET/PT.