Netflix Acquires Tech Documentary “Print The Legend”
Leading Internet TV network Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX) has acquired the rights to 3D printing film “Print The Legend.”
The film is 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 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 available.
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“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.
It 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, according to Netflix.
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“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.”
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“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.
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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.
Audax Films is an independent production company located in Santa Monica, California.
Photo courtesy: Audax Films