Self-Made: The Fab Lab Documentary

$1,965 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 26 months
Madison Worthy  ALAMEDA, CA
Self-Made is a full-length documentary film about community workshop spaces called Fabrication Labs, where a person can make almost anything, from furniture to computer parts, utilizing shared tools, machinery, and open source knowledge sharing.

Madison and Miriam, two adventurous Millennials from the mountains of Colorado, will bicycle from Copenhagen to Barcelona in the summer of 2015, to explore the European Fab Lab movement. Copenhagen is famous for its dedication to urbanism and Barcelona pledged last July to be the first Fab City, fully sustainable within forty years. Bold frontiers are opening up in DIY manufacturing, encouraging creative invention. Fab Labs test the potential of exciting new technologies and inspire people to master twenty-first century skills. This international movement encompasses artists, engineers, designers, inventors, educators, architects, tinkerers, and many more.

Madison and Miriam in Colorado.

Over the course of three and a half months, Madison and Miriam will travel through six countries to visit around thirty Fab Labs. In August they will return to the United States to attend Fab11 in Boston, the 11th international digital fabrication conference. During our journey we'll learn about the people and projects that are pushing the limits of possibility, and we'll tell those stories in the documentary Self-Made.

Madison will begin editing footage in August 2015, with the goal of wrapping post production in early 2016.

Self-Made will tell the tale of ordinary people with extraordinary projects--the story of creative commmunities.
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Update 1
Posted by Madison Worthy
23 months ago
Greetings from Copenhagen! MadRim Productions is thrilled to announce that we have begun filming for the documentary Self-Made, the story of creative communities.

Both Madison and Miriam now posses refurbished bicycles, and we will begin biking on Monday. Our first stop lies 85 km away, the Danish town of Naestved.

Thank you everyone who has contributed to our journey thus far. This is where it all truly begins!
Madison and Miriam in Copenhagen.
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$1,965 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 30 people in 26 months
Created January 9, 2015
Aaron Nipper
9 months ago

Thanks for all the great coverage of makers around the world!

Pierre Aumont
16 months ago

On vous soutient depuis la France !! Pierre de la Fabrique d'Objets Libres (

Jane Brown
18 months ago

Great project! Can't wait to see the film!

18 months ago
Stephen Perlstein
20 months ago
Meshach Aumua
20 months ago

Been following ya trip on FB madz, I'm jealous. Hope this helps, sorry it's come so late.

Francesco Calabrese
20 months ago
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