While "We Are Makers" was the first documentary looking at the burgeoning Maker Movement, it certainly won't be the last. As of this week, we know what the next one will be: The team behind 2011's Design & Thinking doc are gearing up for their next effort, Maker, whose successful Kickstarting period ends today.
The paltry $15,000 budget belies what we're hoping will be a meaty flick on the movement, this one feature-length and interviewing more than two dozen folks ranging from Chris Anderson to Autodesk CEO Carl Bass to Local Motors designer Jacob Ferguson.
"Maker" delves deep into [the] ecosystem of design and manufacturing in the Internet era. The film explores the ideas, tools, and personalities that are driving the Maker Movement - and returns with a timely snapshot of one of the transforming influences of the current age.
Due to budget constraints the doc will only examine the Maker Movement in America, though the finished film will screen in over 40 countries worldwide. And while most of the shooting has already been completed, postproduction is expected to be time-consuming, with a projected launch of sometime "before May of 2014." In the meantime, you'll have to sate yourself with the trailer:
Hit the jump for the rather impressive list of subjects they've already managed to lense:
- Alec Foege: Author of "The Tinkerers"
- A. Red Ukachukwu: Production Engineer of Shapeways
- Barry Katz: Consulting Professor in the Design Division at Stanford University
- Beth Comstock: CMO of GE
- Carl Bass: CEO of Autodesk
- Chris Anderson: Author of "Makers: The New Industrial Revolution", CEO of 3D Robotics
- Dale Dougherty: CEO of Maker Media
- Danae Ringelmann: Founder of Indiegogo
- David Lang & Eric Stackpole: Co-Founder & Founder of OpenROV
- Eri Gentry & Raymond McCauley: Executive Director & Principal of BioCurious
- Eric Migicovsky: CEO of Pebble Watch
- Hugh Dubberly: President of Dubberly Design
- Jacob Ferguson: Interaction Designer of Local Motors
- Jeremt Conrad & Helen Zelman: Founding partners of Lemnos Labs
- Mark Dwight: Founder/CEO of Rickshaw Bagworks; Founder/Chairman of SFMade.org
- Mick Ebeling: Founder and CEO of The Ebeling Group (TEG)
- Jim Newton: Founder of TechShop
- Navi Radjou: Co-author of "Jugaad Innovation"
- Nemo Gould: An artist and sculptor
- Peter Platzer: CEO of Nanosatisifi
- Scott N. Miller: CEO & Co-Founder of Dragon Innovation
- Tanya Menendez & Matthew Burnett: Founders of Maker's Row
- Tim O'Reilly: Founder of O'Reilly Media
The team reports that there are yet more individual makers that'll be in the final cut. You can keep abreast of developments here.