January 9, 2009 in Announcements (E)
[prMac.com] Philadelphia PA - On the heels of its Macworld 2009 presentation in San Francisco, the new Apple centric documentary, "Welcome to Macintosh" will have a special one-time online screening, Monday, January 12th. At 9:30 PM ET on The Digital Lifestyle. Filmmakers Rob Baca and Josh Rizzo will participate in a live chat during the screening where viewers can ask questions about it the movie, the people and the creation process.
"We are thrilled to bring this special screening to the Mac community," said Ryan Ritchey, founder of The Digital Lifestyle. The film's Macworld presentation drew and international crowd and included discussions with Apple legends Steve Wozniak, Guy Kawasaki, Ron Wayne, and others.
The Digital Lifestyle is an online video network dedicated to Apple news, rumors, and has the largest collection of Apple-related videos in the world.
"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," said Rob Baca, Co-director of the film.
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. It is available today on FilmBaby, Amazon and the films website.
"The DVD goes far beyond the movie, exploring in-depth the stories and experiences that made the Macintosh what it is today" said Josh Rizzo, co-director of the film. "There are so many great stories to hear, we are very excited to have the opportunity to share them."
"When we set out to create an online video network dedicated to Apple and its fans, this is just the kind of programming we wanted to find," says Ritchey.
Robert Baca and Joshua Rizzo are 2002 graduates of Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communications. Robert resides with his family in Columbus Ohio where works as a producer of industrial and commercial videos. Joshua currently resides in Los Angeles and works as a post production systems engineer for TV and film. Welcome to Macintosh is the first feature-length film they have directed.
The Digital Lifestyle was founded in November 2007 as the only 24-hour online video network dedicated to Apple news, rumors, and lifestyle. The network was created by former Apple employees who bring a unique perspective to current Apple news and rumors.