The long-awaited 3D printing documentary Print the Legend will officially premiere on Netflix on September 26. In order to turn this online premiere into an ‘offline’ media event, the streaming service will view the film in New York and Los Angeles as well. Print the Legend is a documentary, and zooms in at American pioneers in 3D printing technology, such as brands like MakerBot, 3D Systems and Stratasys.
Despite it had not yet been released, the movie already won a Special Jury Recognition Award for Editing & Storytelling in the Documentary Feature Competition at this year’s SXSW. The documentary is the work of Luis Lopez and J. Clay Tweel and it has behind-the-scenes of several giant 3D printing brands. The goal of the movie to show how this relatively young technology has developed and has started to seriously gain ground.
In an earlier statement, Netflix’s vice president Lisa Nishimura said the following about the docu:
”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.”
Cody Wilson, who was named one of the most dangerous people in the world, is also featured in the documentary. Wilson was the man who created the first 3D printed gun. A trailer for the docu has been released, which you can check out here below.
Image credits: Print the Legend/ Netflix.