Title: Maker
Director: Mu-Ming Tsai
Release date: May 2014
Genre: Feature documentary
Running time: 65 minutes


"Maker" is a feature documentary looking into the maker movement in America reforming the economy with a new wave of Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together. The “Maker Movement”, sometimes called the "Third Industrial Revolution," subverts traditional manufacturing by building on innovative concepts such as open source, local manufacturing, crowd funding, and digital fabrication. Breaking the hobbyist movement stereotype, "Maker" delves deep into this ecosystem of design and manufacturing in the Internet era. The film explores the ideas, tools, and personalities that are driving the Maker Movement – and returns with a timely snapshot of one of the transforming influences of the current age.


Morten Strunge anmelder »Maker«, November 1, 2014

8 Things to Do at Maker Faire New York 2014, September 28, 2014

The Gumroad Blog: Gumroad picks - Films, September 11, 2014

Norwegian Creations
3 quotes from great Makers – Impressions from “maker – A documentary on the maker movement”, May 28, 2014

Making Society
7 Documentaries for the Open Hardware Entrepreneur, May 25, 2014

Yahsin Huang's Blog
‘Maker’ Documentary Film World Premiere on 5/17 Maker Faire Bay Area, May 17, 2014

NovEdge blog
The Edge: Mu-Ming Tsai Documents the Maker Movement, Nov 25, 2013

3D Printing Industry
New Documentary Celebrates The Maker Movement, Nov 11, 2013

Core 77
'Design & Thinking' Team to Release 'Maker,' Full-Length Doc Charting the Maker Movement, Nov 4, 2013

Kickstarter Success – Maker Movement Documentary Shares Crowdfunding Tips, Nov 1, 2013

The Business of Robotics
Maker documentary hits goal, still growing on Kickstarter, Oct 28, 2013

Open Electronics
Maker, a documentary on the Maker Movement is campaigning on Kickstarter, Oct 25, 2013

Yahsin Huang's Blog
Talk on Maker Movement (in Traditional Chinese), Oct 13, 2013

NoCo Mini Maker Faire
Maker- A documentary on the Maker Movement, Oct 13, 2013

Maker – The 3rd Industrial Revolution, Oct 7, 2013

Maker Movement in Brooklyn, Oct 2, 2013

10 Brand Spankin’ New Kickstarter Projects, Oct 2, 2013

Harness The Crowd
Maker - this is one documentary that should not be missed, Sep 25, 2013

Staff Picks: Film & Video, Sep 21, 2013

Chris Anderson's tweet, Sep 20, 2013
Tim O'Reilly's tweet, Sep 20, 2013


Amazingly inspiring! You can literally see the LOVE and PASSION of makers for what they do.
— Navi Radjou, Harvard Business Review

Maker is a beautiful film, and an impressive follow up after Design & Thinking.
— A Design Film Festival 2014

This turned out awesome!
— Rob Greenleaf

One of the best things from Maker Faire Bay Area.
— Daniel Gasull

People were pretty pumped about the film, and panelists shared their insights on how it reflects innovation in education.
— Harvard Educational Review

This is one documentary that should not be missed.
— Harness the Crowd

— Autodesk

I enjoyed the film very much!
— Leslie Feibleman

Really recommend this film, and especially for those with little prior knowledge about this movement!
— Norwegian Creations

An amazing job of capturing the essence of the movement and creating a piece that should really inspire others to try their hand at making.
— Don Brozek

I just love it. It’s so inspiring and positive.
— Karo Pauwels

Outstanding documentary, great perspectives.
— Diane Shen

A timely snapshot of one of the transforming influences of the Internet era.
— TasCatalyst

It would be great to finally be able to explain to my mom what I’m doing!
— Alina Balean

I love how it shows the diversity of the movement: from aficionados to small manufacturers, from Maker Magazine to BioCurious.
— Daniel Gasull

Great job covering who & why of the
Maker Movement
— Sabrina Merlo, Maker Faire

Loved the movie, learned some stuff and got inspired.
— Kat Dornian
Finally, a movie about makers!
— 3DKitbash