Watch: Alex Winter's Napster Doc 'Downloaded' Gets a Promo Trailer

December 7, 2012
Source: AICN

Downloaded Doc 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?

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Napster is the reason I'm now a network security engineer so I'm definitely looking forward to this. I still remember the first song I downloaded was Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King, took almost 3 days to download it.

Matt Peloquin on Dec 7, 2012


Will definitely watch this.

Carpola on Dec 7, 2012


what's the track at 2:15?

GWills on Dec 7, 2012


It must be hard for people born after '95 or so to realize that at one time it wasn't possible to just go online and download whatever they wanted any time they wanted. I remember discovering this site at 25 in 2000 and having my mind blown. I'll see this documentary for sure to relive that experience.

Thexn on Dec 7, 2012


I'll just wait to download it. Tee-hee...looks like a cool doc, as most of those VH-1 Classics Rock Docs are.

zey on Dec 8, 2012


*affected by it? Looks excellent. Most triumphant.

castingcouch on Dec 10, 2012


Looks amazing. Alex is a great director and the subject matter never really got a deep look during it's heyday. I wish the record industry would have been less greedy and more forward thinking and adjusted their business models to support the digital revolution. They had to know at some point charging 20 + bucks for a CD was going to make the bubble burst if their was ever another way to enjoy music.

Andre Howard on Apr 27, 2013

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