Netflix Lands PRINT THE LEGEND Rights


Netflix has acquired the rights to documentary Print the Legend after premiering, and winning Special Jury Recognition Award for Editing & Storytelling, at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival.

A film about the 3D printing industry in the Documentary Feature Competition will premiere exclusively on Netflix in 2014 and will be available to stream in every country Netflix is offered.

Netflix’s Lisa Nishimura said in a statement:

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.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.

Netflix previously acquired The Short Game, the second doc (along with The Square) acquired under their original documentary initiative.

Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel made (directed, shot and edited) Print the Legend, a behind-the-scenes film about startups scrambling to get to the top of the 3D-printing world.

3D printing is changing the world – from printing guns and human organs to dismantling the world’s industrial infrastructure by enabling home manufacturing. It’s “the next Industrial Revolution.”

For the first time in history, the stories of the human beings building an industry have been filmed. The result: Print the Legend, which 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.

Print the Legend is both the definitive 3D Printing Documentary – capturing a tech in the midst of its “Macintosh Moment” – and a compelling tale about what it takes to live the American Dream in any field.