BIFF 2020
Something Ventured 
Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine

Something Ventured

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On the birth of the post-industrial era and its midwives

SOMETHING VENTURED tells the story of the creation of an industry that went on to become the single greatest engine of innovation and economic growth in the 20th century. It is told by the visionary risk-takers who dared to make it happen: Tom Perkins, Don Valentine, Arthur Rock, Dick Kramlich and others. The film also includes some of our finest entrepreneurs sharing how they worked with these venture capitalists to grow world-class companies like Intel, Apple, Cisco, Atari, Genentech, Tandem and others.

For more than 20 years, Dan Geller and Dayna Goldfine have created multi-character documentaries that cover such diverse topics as the arts, education, history and culture. Their documentaries have screened theatrically and been broadcast in the US and internationally. Their films have also been recognised at major festivals around the world, including Sundance, Toronto and Berlin. Other documentaries from Geller/Goldfine Productions include: BALLET RUSSES (2005); NOW AND THEN: FROM FROSH TO SENIORS (1999); KIDS OF SURVIVAL: THE ART AND LIFE OF TIM ROLLINS KOS (1996); FROSH: NINE MONTSH IN A FRESHMAN DORM (1994); and ISADORA DUNCAN: MOVEMENT FROM THE SOUL (1989). Geller graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in history and received his M.A. in documentary production from Stanford University. Goldfine holds a B.A. in feminist studies from Stanford University, and received her film training at De Anza College in Cupertino, California.