There are millions of people around the world who are just now learning about Apple through the iPhone or the iPod, and they are interested, they want to know more
Los Angeles (PRWEB) December 1, 2008
"Welcome to Macintosh - The documentary for the rest of us" is now available on DVD. "Welcome to Macintosh" explores the history, culture and worldwide impact of Apple Inc. and the Macintosh. In addition to the film, the DVD includes over 3 hours of extra content including extended interviews, a "making of" featurette, trailers, photo journal, and more. The "Welcome to Macintosh" DVD is available now at welcometomacintosh.com for $19.84 with shipments beginning December 15th.
"Welcome to Macintosh is a work of art devoted to the passion that lies in being a Mac-Fan, lovingly created by Mac-Fans" - Mac Life Magazine, Germany
"Welcome to Macintosh" is the first documentary of its kind to mix history, criticism and an unapologetic revelry of all things Apple into a movie experience. The film explores the early years of Apple, the many challenges Apple has faced, and what the future may hold for the company and it's products. Ex-Apple employees, engineers and community members offer insight on the company's innovations, failures, cultural impact and what the future may be like beyond the reign of its co-founder Steve Jobs. Interviews include notable Apple personalities Andy Hertzfeld, co-creator of the original Macintosh, Guy Kawasaki, long time Mac evangelist, Leander Kahney, author of the book "Cult of Mac", Jim Reekes, creator of the Macintosh start-up sound and Ron Wayne, original co-founder of the Apple Computer Company.
With acceptance in five international film festivals, "Welcome to Macintosh" is reaching its goal of bringing the story of Apple and the Macintosh to the new generation of iPhone and iPod users around the world.
"Welcome to Macintosh is required viewing for any Mac user, new or old," says James Savage, co-host of the RetroMacCast, a popular podcast dedicated to classic Mac users.
"The film succeeds in chronicling the rich history of Apple through first-hand accounts by the colorful personalities who were there. For long-time Mac fans, it's a trip down memory lane with a few surprises along the way. For new Mac users, they get an appreciation for those of us who bleed in six colors," adds James.
"The DVD goes far beyond the movie, exploring in-depth the stories and experiences that made the Macintosh what it is today," says Rob Baca, co-director of the film. "There are so many great stories to hear, we are very excited to have the opportunity to share them."
"There are millions of people around the world who are just now learning about Apple through the iPhone or the iPod, and they are interested, they want to know more," says Josh Rizzo, co-director. "We worked hard to make the film entertaining and as non-technical as possible, but it does get a little nerd-friendly from time to time."
"Welcome to Macintosh is an informative and entertaining film for the computer illiterate and Mac geeks alike. From industry insiders to hard-core Mac enthusiasts to eccentric Mac owners, Welcome to Macintosh covers the spectrum of "Mac People" and shows why Apple is unique in the industry," Jason Dean, The Capital Times, Madison WI.
The widescreen DVD is NTSC Region Free and includes over three hours of extended interviews, a "making of" featurette, theatrical trailers, behind the scenes photo journal, Mac symbiosis montage, interactive menus and subtitles in English and Spanish.
The filmmakers have some exciting public events planned for the coming months, all to be announced through their website and social network.
Official Website (http://welcometomacintosh.com)
Social Network (http://welcometomacintosh.ning.com)
Trailer on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dye-cl-xRnE)