Compelling, Must See to Believe Look at 3D Printing, the Next
Groundbreaking Technology Race
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, March 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), the
world's leading Internet TV network, has acquired the rights to 3D
printing film "Print The Legend," the 2014 SXSW Film Festival recipient
of the Special Jury Recognition Award for Editing & Storytelling in the
Documentary Feature Competition. The Netflix original documentary goes
behind-the-scenes of the top American 3D printing brands as they fight
for dominance in the rapidly developing, groundbreaking field of 3D
printing. The film will premiere exclusively on Netflix in 2014 and
will be available to stream in all territories where Netflix is
3D printing is changing the world – from printing human organs to guns,
to dismantling the world's industrial infrastructure by enabling home
manufacturing. It's "the next Industrial Revolution." "Print the
Legend" follows the people racing to bring 3D printing to your desktop
and into your life. For the winners, there are fortunes – and history –
to be made. "Print the Legend" is both a 3D Printing Documentary,
capturing a tech in the midst of its "Macintosh Moment," and, even more
so, a compelling tale about what it takes to live the American Dream.
"It's so rare for a film to capture history in the making, and Luis
Lopez and Clay Tweel have done just that in their skillful presentation
of the elation and betrayals experienced by young entrepreneurs
detailing the groundbreaking technology of 3D printing," said Lisa
Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary and Comedy. "This is a
compelling glimpse into a game changing technology as it nears an
inflection point going from the fantasy world of a few obsessed
visionaries to a must-have technology that may enter every home."
"From the day we knew the 3D printing world would be our focus, we set
our sights on a SXSW premiere," said Luis Lopez, Clay Tweel, and
producer Steven Klein. "To premiere in front of the most tech savvy and
entrepreneurial festival crowd in the world and partner with the
Netflix documentary team - who work brilliantly at the cutting edge of
distribution - is truly a dream come true."
The film delves into the people behind the machines and asks tough
questions about the industry's creative drive to enable consumers to
produce anything from trinkets to handguns, including being there with
provocateur Cody Wilson as he uploads his printable-gun files to the
internet, setting off a worldwide media firestorm. The film roots its
core story in the rise and challenges of start-ups MakerBot and
Formlabs as they vie to release consumer models and control the
narrative of their market to compete with established industrial
players Stratasys and 3D Systems.
"Print the Legend" was directed, shot, and edited by Luis Lopez & Clay
Tweel ("Make Believe" and "The King of Kong") and produced by Steven
Klein ("Make Believe"). The project was developed, produced, and
financed by Chad Troutwine ("Freakonomics") and Audax Films, led by
Co-Producer Andrew Kortschak ("Gore Vidal: The United States of
Amnesia") and Executive Producer Walter Kortschak. The film was also
produced by Dan O'Meara ("By The People: The Election of Barack
Obama"). Exhibit A Films, including producer Seth Gordon ("Undefeated,"
"Mitt," "The King of Kong") and Executive Producer Mary Rohlich ("Make
Believe"), led the filmmaking team throughout and brought on longtime
collaborators Clay, Luis, and Steven.
For more information about #Printthefilm follow @Netflix_CA.
About Netflix, Inc.
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About Audax Films
Audax Films is an independent production company located in Santa
Monica, California. Audax develops, creates, and finances
director-driven movies that empower emerging filmmakers with the
resources and creative freedom to realize their true vision. Audax
continuously strives to create innovative and engaging films that
showcase the best in storytelling and visual entertainment. Audax also
works in collaboration with a cutting edge 3-D animation and visual
effects studio utilizing its creative skills along with the most
talented story developers and editors to produce a slate of
family-oriented full-length feature animation films.
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