Watch: Alex Winter's Napster Doc 'Downloaded' Gets a Promo Trailer
"It has changed everything." Indeed. Time for a look back at Napster and the generation that built it and reshaped the music industry (and perhaps history) as we know it. Alex Winter, aka Bill S. Preston, Esq. turned filmmaker/producer, has directed a documentary called Downloaded the looks back at Napster - "the kids that created it, the bands and the businesses that were effected by it, and its impact on the world at large." AICN has found the first trailer for Downloaded and it's really damn good. The kind that makes you immediately want to watch this doc as soon as possible. Which may not be far off as this is a VH1 Rock Doc.
Here's the first official trailer for Alex Winter's documentary Downloaded, in HD from Vimeo:
Downloaded: The Digital Revolution (official production blog) is a VH1 Rock Doc production directed by Alex Winter, who made the leap from acting to directing with Freaked in 1993 and Fever in 1999. The doc focuses on the advent of digital media sharing, including the rise of game changing company Napster and controversial pioneers Shawn Fanning and Sean Parker. The digital revolution ultimately created a technology paradigm shift, upended big business and musical artists and changed the world. The film was first previewed at SXSW earlier this year, but has yet to premiere in full. We expect to see it at film festivals or on television if VH1 Rock Docs decides to air it first. We'll keep you updated. Doesn't that look great?