The feature length documentary film, Seed, from acclaimed film director Andrew Wonder and produced in partnership with AngelHack, the world’s largest and most diverse hacker community. The film is available on Amazon Prime Video beginning today, April 7, with Kinonation handling distribution.
Seed brings to life the extraordinary world of hackathons as it explores three start-ups from vastly different geographic and economic backgrounds that 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.
“Silicon Valley is a world where you only hear about big successes and IPOs, but never about the people who are fighting every day to make their dreams a reality. I hope Seed can be an anthem for anyone who has gone down this path, successful or not, and show an honest look at what it takes to turn that app idea you had at dinner into a business that works,” said Wonder.
Sabeen Ali, the founder and CEO of AngelHack added, “Filming the entire entrepreneur journey from hackathon, to HACKcelerator, to our Annual Global Demo Day has been a long time dream of mine. Being an entrepreneur isn’t always easy, and the stories of each person who comes into our program are unique, special, and captivating in their own way. I’m happy Seed captures everything from the struggle to excitement throughout this process while highlighting the growth and definitions of successes of each startup.”
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, and create his own unique style of working with digital cameras. For Seed, Wonder used many rare film lenses from the 1930’s to capture a unique cinematic feel.
Check out Seed on Amazon Prime Video now.