Venture Capitalism
Review by Ross Anthony

If you've ever been in business for yourself or thought about giving it a go ... here's a documentary you can appreciate. Heading up a dotcom myself, I certainly sympathize with Tom and Kaleil.

Two best buds conceive, develop and inevitably sink with their project. A close in camera crew brings the drama, excitement, tension and bitter emotions of this friendship/business partnership to the screen.

Punctuated with two or three musical reprieves, the documentary is edited with hidden crew ... only the subjects do the talking and appear on camera. Though the viewer is required to fill in a few transitions, details and implications ... the result is a much more personal compelling portrayal. It's easily fodder for a fictionally scripted piece; this doc captures its subjects in the heat of struggle both personally and professionally.

Passionate, emotional, educational and best of all - real, "" gives the viewer a ride on the slippery slopes of the tech stock market. Ride shotgun with one dotcom through a thrillingly volatile time in a capitalistic economy.

  • Copyright © 2001. Not Rated.
  • Subjects: Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman.
  • Doc Team: Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker and Jehane Noujaim.
  • Produced by D.A. Pennebaker at Artisan.


Copyright © 2001. Ross Anthony, currently based in Los Angeles, has scripted and shot documentaries, music videos, and shorts in 35 countries across North America, Europe, Africa and Asia. For more reviews visit:

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