Written and directed by filmmakers Robert Baca and Josh Rizzo, Welcome to Macintosh mixes history, criticism and an unapologetic revelry of all things Apple. With interviews from a variety of industry insiders Andy Hertzfeld, co-creator of the original Macintosh, Guy Kawasaki, long time Mac evangelist and Leander Kahney, author of the book "Cult of Mac", just to name a few.
Baca and Rizzo chronicle the history of the Steve Jobs/Steve Wozniak-founded corporation and track the meteoric growth of the Mac phenomenon.
"The goal was to make a film that you can show to anyone, even someone that has never used a computer, and have them understand why so many people love Macintosh," says Rob Baca, one of the films Co-Directors. "Make no mistake, this is film is about as independent as you can get. No studio, no bankroll, just two dedicated Apple fans and their credit cards. The result has been life changing for the both of us."
"We have received a lot of support from members of the Mac Community," says Josh Rizzo, Co-director of the film. We could not have done this without them."
Andy Hertzfeld, Co-creator of the Mac and Author of "Revolution in The Valley" said that "Welcome to Macintosh captures and exemplifies the unique spirit expressed in Apple's products."
Ron Wayne, Co-founder of the Apple Computer Company and Author of "Nature of Money" said "Welcome to Macintosh is an entertaining, and illuminating look at the people and events that made Apple and the Macintosh the phenomenon it is today."
Leander Kahney, Author of "Inside Steve's Brain" and "Cult of Mac" said that Welcome to Macintosh "…is an insightful look at Apple history and a ton of fun to watch!"
"Every Mac user should watch this movie." Says Guy Kawasaki, original Mac Evangelist, Author and entrepreneur.
Welcome to Macintosh has been presented in over fifty Macintosh User Groups around the world as well as an official selection in seven international film festivals including the 10th Annual Wisconsin Film Festival, the 4th Globians World and Culture Documentary Film Festival, the 1st Ann. Naperville Independent Film Fest, the Texandance International Film Festival as well as the Cleveland Ingenuity Festival.