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Softwaring Hard (2014)

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A documentary about the world of software and the software makers. How do people from outside the industry see it and what do people from inside the industry think about regular computer users?

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Alex Pop

Writers:

Alex Pop, Alex Pop
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vanda Ciuban Serban ... Herself
Sebastian Deery ... Himself
Antonia Iulia Pop ... Herself
Marie Goursolas ... Herself
Lisa Di Capa ... Herself
Alex Pop ... Himself
Aliona Munteanu ... Herself
Guillaume Klughertz ... Himself
Tara Bopp ... (voice)
Derek Youngblutt Derek Youngblutt ... (voice)
Sarah Youngblutt Sarah Youngblutt ... (voice)
Seth Harold Hendrix Seth Harold Hendrix ... (voice)
Jessica Kumar Jessica Kumar ... (voice)
Anca Costinas ... Herself
Evalina Turpin ... Herself
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Storyline

What is software? How is it produced? How do users see software makers and what do software makers think about regular users? This is a documentary about the world of software makers and their lives. Filmed in 13 countries and interviewing both users and computer experts, this documentary tries to clear the gap between what people think the software industry is and what it really is. Written by Sam

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Documentary | News

Certificate:

G
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Language:

English

Release Date:

31 October 2014 (Canada) See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Budget:

CAD 10,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

CAD 200 (Canada), 6 June 2014
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Porcovete Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

After a few glitches with funds and editing, the final release date was set to May 31st 2014, the director's 40 anniversary. See more »

Quotes

Interviewer: Do you know what a TLA is?
Dan Croft: A TLA is a technical lab assistant. That's what TLA means to me.
Interviewer: Can you give me some examples of TLAs?
Dan Croft: So you want some examples of TLAs? Well, one would be Igor, Frankenstein's assistant.
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