CONTRARIAN is a new film which chronicles the life of legendary investor, John Templeton, who ranks among the top investors of all time, alongside Warren Buffett and Peter Lynch. In fact, long before Buffett and Lynch were on the radar, thousands of people were trekking to Templeton’s annual meetings – making Templeton the first real rock star investor.
Raised in a small rural town in Tennessee, John was profoundly influenced by his mother who encouraged his entrepreneurial spirit and sense of adventure from an early age. She also imbued in her son an indefatigable sense of optimism, which proved to be indispensable years later when John’s father lost everything with a risky bet on cotton futures. Undeterred, John stayed on at Yale (and later at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar), paying his own way with the earnings from three jobs and nightly poker games. John’s resilience and his meteoric rise as an entrepreneur and investor can be attributed to lessons learned in his youth: think differently, live frugally, be willing to bet against conventional thinking, and, above all, be honest. Which made Templeton unique, particularly on Wall Street.
Produced, Written and Directed by Mary Mazzio; Edited by Paul Gattuso; Cinematography by Richard Klug; Music Composition by Alex Lasarenko; Still Photography by Richard Shultz. © 2012 All Rights Reserved. Representation: Ellen Stiefler at info@TransmediaAgency.com (858-756-5767)