If you are at all like me, then you pretty much gobble up any media related to 3D printing. For the most part, this means mainly articles, and a few good books, in addition to the seldom appearances of the technology on morning news shows, as well as local news broadcasts. As for an easily accessible mainstream documentary, or movie about 3D printing, such content does not yet exist. This all is about to change however.
Back in March, a documentary called ‘Print The Legend‘ debuted at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival, where it was the recipient of the special jury recognition award for editing and storytelling. Just a few weeks after that, Netflix announced that they had acquired the rights to the documentary for an undisclosed sum, which would eventually bring the film to tens of millions of households worldwide.
“From the day we knew the 3D printing world would be our focus, we set our sights on a SXSW premiere,” Luis Lopez, Clay Tweel, and producer Steven Klein said in a statement at that time. “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.” … (Read more)