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Maker

A documentary on the Maker Movement.

 

"Maker" is a feature-length documentary on the Maker Movement and its impact on society, culture and economy in the U.S.

From the time our team of four first premiered "Design & Thinking" in LA of early 2012, it has been screened at more than 400 events across 40 countries – inspiring tens of thousands around the world. In the two years since we completed Design & Thinking, we have pondered the question many audiences asked, “What’s next!?

We aim to answer that question with our follow-up effort: "Maker" is a feature-length documentary that looks into the current maker movement in America – a new wave of Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together fueled by passion and powered by the advence of new technologies. 

The "Maker Movement", sometimes called the "Third Industrial Revolution," subverts traditional manufacturing by building on innovative concepts such as open source, local manufacturing, crowd funding, and digital fabrication. Breaking the hobbyist movement stereotype, "Maker" delves deep into this ecosystem of design and manufacturing in the Internet era. The film explores the ideas, tools, and personalities that are driving the Maker Movement – and returns with a timely snapshot of one of the transforming influences of the current age. 

We have conducted extensive interviews of key figures behind headline-making projects, daily practitioners, and observers of the movement, in our effort to piece together what this ecosystem looks like, and present insights on how it can impact society, culture and the economy in the U.S., and the world.

Maker has been selected in more than 18 international film festivals:

★ CPH:DOX 2014 Film Festival, @Copehhagen, Denmark, November 6, November 12, 2014
★ 15th Belfast Film Festival @Belfast, Northern Ireland April 16 ~ 25, 2015
★ The 5th Seoul International Architecture Film Festival @Seoul, Korea, October 31, November 2, 2014
★ Sidewalk Film Festival @Birmingham, Alabama, USA, October 22, 2014
★ Architecture & Design Film Festival @NYC, USA, October 17, October 19, 2014
★ San Diego Design Film Festival @San Diego, CA, USA, October 9, October 12, 2014
★ CNEX Film Festival - September 28th, October 1st, October 2, 2014
★ Seattle Design Festival @Seattle, USA, September 14, 2014
★ A Design Film Festival 2014 @Singapore, September 06, September 14, 2014
★ Sheffield Design Week @Sheffield, United Kingdom, June 13 ~ 21, 2015
★ PLANET+ DOC @Warsaw, Poland, May 8 ~ 17, 2015
★ CROSSROADS Festival for Documentary Film and Discourse @Graz, Austria, June 12, 2015
★ Aarhus Film Festival @Aarhus, Denmark, November 11, November 15, 2014
★ Kikk Festival 2014 @Namur, Belgium, November 6 November 7, 2014
★ Design It Yourself Festival @Surabaya, Indonesia, October 24, 2014
★ Made Festival & CPH:DOX2014 Co-screening @Roskilde, Denmark , August, 30, 2014
★ The Maker Film Festival of Durango @Durango, Colorado, USA, August 9, 2014
★ Craft In Focus Film Festival @Amsterdam, May 31, 2014

 
 

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