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SEED – New documentary brings to life the extraordinary world of hackathons
SEED , a new documentary released has an exclusive premiere event during SXSW on Sunday, March 11. It brings to life the extraordinary world of hackathons as it explores three start-ups from vastly different geographic and economic backgrounds who travel to San Francisco for AngelHack’s Silicon Valley Week, one of the most buzzed about hackathons for young developers. For three intense days teams refine their pitches, hoping to survive elimination and get the chance to present their idea to a panel of judges who could change their lives.
Title: Seed | Genre: Documentary | Rating: Not Yet Rated |Directed by: Andrew Wonder
Seed follows three startups from around the world as they descend on San Francisco for AngelHack’s Silicon Valley Week. Ethan, Devin, and Pulkit are high school kids from Palo Alto who think they’ve got the tech to breakthrough, and Shaher drives an Uber in New York to fund his company back home in Palestine, where his partner Ahmed keeps the coding going while supporting his family. Bettirose and team Report Taka traveled all the way from Nairobi, Kenya with an app they hope can save lives back home. Dreams will become uncertain and partnerships will be tested.
The film was directed by Andrew Wonder and produced in partnership with AngelHack, the world’s largest and most diverse hacker community. Wonder began his career as a 17-year-old field producer for MTV and worked on the Emmy Award winning series Made. He has been on many unlikely adventures, including living with mole people, teaching high school, raiding drug cartels with the DEA, and capturing the last days of NASA’s space shuttles in 3D. Technology has always been an integral part of Wonder’s storytelling, which has led him to design new VR solutions, rebuild Kubrick’s trademark zoom lens, and create his own unique style of working with digital cameras. For Seed, Wonder used many rare film lenses from the 1930s to capture a unique cinematic feel. Wonder’s latest work was the viral hit, GE’s “Juice Train” which was featured by American Cinematographer for its innovative way of capturing a 48 hour anamorphic time lapse on the front of a locomotive. The film was funded with financial support from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).
AngelHack, a female-owned, female-majority company is the world’s largest and most diverse developer ecosystem, helping to drive open innovation of tech products, platforms and brands with extraordinary smarts, scale and speed. Known as pioneers of global hackathons for more than five years, AngelHack’s 100,000+ developers, designers, and entrepreneurs around the world compete to build, test and launch new solutions over the course of a weekend. The HACKcelerator program and other education initiatives connect ambitious developers with thought leaders and experienced entrepreneurs to help them become more versatile, entrepreneurial and successful as change-makers. Find out more at angelhack.com.