This Is How The World Ends was a TV Pilot episode for a series that was to be presented on MTV.
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According to an interview with Gregg Araki
, MTV projected the budget for this TV series pilot to be $1.5 million. Instead of giving him that amount, they only gave him $700,000 and were hoping to find partners who would finance the difference. Araki offered to make the pilot for $700,000 and MTV took him up on it. After the pilot was shot, it was not picked up for broadcast. See more