STARTUP.COM


1h 45m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Traces the paths of two freewheeling entrepreneurs and their quest for the new American dream: developing a successful Internet start-up company. GovWorks.com is a new-media solution for connecting citizens with government via the Internet. By focusing on the trials and tribulations of Tom Herman an

Film Details

Also Known As
Startup Dot Com
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Traces the paths of two freewheeling entrepreneurs and their quest for the new American dream: developing a successful Internet start-up company. GovWorks.com is a new-media solution for connecting citizens with government via the Internet. By focusing on the trials and tribulations of Tom Herman and Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, GovWork's charismatic founders and leaders, we see each important milestone on the road to riches, from the inception of the idea to the courting of venture capitalists. The relentless drive in this group is palpable from their sports-rally chants to their obsessive work ethic. We follow them from East Coast to West, through sleepless nights and disappointing setbacks. The wild ride will all pay off if it delivers them to the ultimate final round, an IPO. But the bond of high-school friendship is put to the test when big money comes into the equation. The choices and sacrifices involved are heightened by their now-infamous historical context, the peak Web euphoria of 1999.

Film Details

Also Known As
Startup Dot Com
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2001
Distribution Company
Artisan Entertainment
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Co-winner, along with Barbara Kopple and Tom Haneke's "My Generation", of Best Documentary at the 2001 Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema.

Winner of the 2001 award for Best Documentary from the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS).

Expanded Release in United States May 18, 2001

Released in United States 2001

Released in United States 2011

Released in United States January 2001

Released in United States on Video September 18, 2001

Released in United States Spring May 11, 2001

Shown at Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema April 26 - May 7, 2001.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Documentaries: Truth With an Attitude) May 24 - June 17, 2001.

Began shooting May 20, 1999.

Completed shooting July 15, 2000.

aspect ratio 1.33:1

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema April 26 - May 7, 2001.)

Released in United States 2001 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Documentaries: Truth With an Attitude) May 24 - June 17, 2001.)

Released in United States 2011 (Special - Guggenheim Retrospective)

Released in United States January 2001 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Documentary Competition) in Park City, Utah January 18-28, 2001.)

Released in United States Spring May 11, 2001

Expanded Release in United States May 18, 2001

Released in United States on Video September 18, 2001