This Xmas Break watch ‘Open’ a Film About WordPress and Open Source

Open is a movie about WordPress and it’s community. It really is a great watch and manages to encapsulate what it’s like to work and live in the enormous WordPress Ecosystem that our agency inhabits.

Watch the Trailer

The official trailer is below and you can view the full film and learn more over at Open.Film.

The movie includes footage from various WordCamps and meetups and has interviews with 37 community members including one with co-founder Matt Mullenweg that features heavily in the trailer. It’s premier was at this years WordCamp US in St. Luis back in November.

Snippet from the film makers website:

Thousands of volunteers make WordPress, while a $10 billion industry powering one-third of the web profits. What drives so many to give so much of their time and energy? What makes WordPress special?

Who made Open?

Open as a concept appears to be funded by the team over at Wordfence and the production team is made up four skilled film makers who have a passion for technology, community and open source:

  • Sean Korbitz
    Sean Korbitz is a Director and Cinematographer with the goal of telling real-world stories with emotional impact.
  • Andrew Rodriguez
    Andrew Rodriguez is a Director with a passion for translating human stories into film.
  • Mark Maunder
    Mark Maunder has always been interested in telling stories through film.
  • Kathy Zant
    Kathy is passionate about community and helping people discover the talents and capabilities they never thought they had.

Learn more about the production team over at the films website.

Got some free time this festive break? I’d highly recommend giving it a watch, here’s one final quite from Andrew Rodriguez the films director:

Though made of code, WordPress is also very much made from the passion of so many people from many walks of life.

Andrew Rodriguez – Director of Open

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