In 1978, people didn’t really know what a computer was. Yet after a trip to the dentist, one man decided to open a computer store, and was on the front line as the world changed forever. That man, was my dad.
The story of the first personal computer sold in Canada, and the man who sold it.
My father was born in a refugee camp in Venice, Italy at the end of the world war II, and came to Montreal by boat when he was three years old. Thirty years later, he opened a store called Computerland and sold the first personal computer in Canada. This short film is a piece of his story, and history.
My team is the greatest team in the world: the Hodgee Films family. Together we have had a doc premiere at the Tribeca Film Fest, and are currently doing a web series for Morgan Spurlock. For our demo reel check out hodgeefilms.com.
My dad was born in Venice, Italy, as a refugee, during world war II. His family came to Canada by boat after fighting in the resistance in the forests of Belarus.
In 1979, my father opened a store called Computerland after reading in a magazine that "computers are the future".
I'm very inspired by This American Life's video series by Bianca Giaever called Videos 4 U. She turns radio stories into short films. I plan to bring in elements of her storytelling technique with audio, as well as lighthearted animation.
Currently for our Morgan Spurlock series called Consider The Source we use graphics that add a visual layer to the facts. I plan to use the same graphics team member for Big Lew to achieve a similar style.