A film that looks at the evolution and culture surrounding the Macintosh has been selected to the shortlist of the 2008 Naperville Independent Film Festival which takes place next week.
This is the first time the film, a documentary called, ‘Welcome to Machintosh’, has been screened in the US since new interview footage with original Apple co-founder Ron Wayne was added to the movie. Click here to watch the trailer on YouTube.
That exclusive interview was added just before the movie’s European premiere at the Globians Documentary Film Festival in August. The documentary mixes history, criticism and Apple idolatory into an exploration of the early years of Apple as seen through the eyes of Apple employees, engineers, resellers and supporters.
Interview subjects include notable Apple personalities: Andy Hertzfeld, co-creator of the original Macintosh, Guy Kawasaki, long time Mac evangelist, Jim Reekes, creator of the start-up sound and Ron Wayne, original co-founder of the Apple Computer Company. (And also an interview with our very own Leander Kahney…).
The movie should appear on general release and DVD “soon”, said co-director, Robert Baca. “We are currently in talks with a number of distributors looking to bring Welcome to Macintosh to an international audience,” he said, promising more news on this later this year.