Filmmakers in Focus - Print the Legend

Written by Jim Kolmar | April 22, 2014
Image courtesy Infinite Film LLC

In the run up to SXSW 2014, we published a series of interviews with Filmmakers participating in the program. Absent from that list were our competition filmmakers, but we're thrilled to be able to bring some of those to you now the dust has settled.

We begin with our conversation with Print the Legend filmmakers, Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel. Their film picked up a Special Jury Recognition for Editing & Storytelling at SXSW 2014. It will also be streamed exclusively by Netflix later this year, thanks to their recent acquisition of the film.

Without further ado...

Print the Legend

Luis Lopez & Clay TweelTell us a little about your film.

Print the Legend is a time capsule of the birth of the desktop 3D printing market, while also examining the ethical and logistical challenges of growing a business. The American dream is still alive, but at what personal cost to those who pursue it.

Why did you start making films?

Movies are a passion for both of us. Our favorite kind of movies are character driven narratives, and the challenge of bringing stories like that to the screen in a doc format is always rewarding and gratifying.

Had you been to SXSW before this year's festival?

Yes. Pro Tip - when you are in Texas… ALWAYS. ORDER. BRISKET.

Tell us a random fact (or two!) that would help people get a better idea of who you are.

Luis and Clay have been fired from 2 jobs together and have a healthy distaste for authority.

Find out more about Print the Legend at the official website.