Gillian Jacobs Directed This Inspiring Doc 'More Than Robots' Trailer
"It is way more than a club… it teaches you the skills of life!" Disney has revealed the first official trailer for More Than Robots, a documentary film marking the feature directorial debut of actress Gillian Jacobs. The film is premiering at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival coming up soon in March this year, before launching streaming on Disney+. Similar to a few other science competition documentaries made recently (see Science Fair or Inventing Tomorrow) this one follows students as they plan and prepare for a robotics competition. Four teams of teenagers from around the world prepare for the 2020 First Robotics Competition, but in a year like no other, the kids learn that there is more to the competition than just robots. It focuses on teams from Los Angeles, Mexico City + Chiba, Japan. Disney has also been a supporter of the "FIRST" competition with financial, in-kind and mentorship resources for years. This looks superbly inspirational! Check it out.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Gillian Jacobs' doc More Than Robots, direct from YouTube:
More Than Robots follows four teams of teenagers from around the world as they prepare for the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition. Get to know teams from Los Angeles, Mexico City and Chiba, Japan as they work towards the ultimate goal of taking their unique designs all the way to the highly competitive global championships. Although they must overcome challenges along the way, such as having limited resources within their community or putting everything on hold because of the COVID pandemic, the kids persevere and learn that there is a lot more to the competition than just robots. More Than Robots is directed by American actress / filmmaker Gillian Jacobs, making her feature directorial debut after directing a few other short films previously (she's also in post on the movie The Seven Faces of Jane). Produced by award-winning Supper Club founders Jason Sterman, Brian McGinn, & David Gelb. This is premiering at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival. Disney will release More Than Robots streaming on Disney+ on March 18th, 2022.