Tour de Fab: The Fab Lab Doc

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Raised by 30 people in 55 months
Tour de Fab is a full-length documentary film about the international network of Fabrication Labs, community workshops 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, bicycled 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 in 2014 to become 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, many more.

Madison and Miriam in Colorado.

Over the course of three months, Madison and Miriam travelled 3000 km through six countries to visit around thirty Fab Labs. In August 2015 they returned to the United States to attend and present at Fab11 in Boston, the 11th international digital fabrication conference.

During their journey, Mad and Mir learned about the people and projects that are pushing the limits of possibility. Now in post-production, the documentary Tour de Fab will tell these amazing stories of creative communities.

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Hello from the other side!

Bike tour took place over two years ago, and the intervening time has been a roller coaster of adventure. Tour de Fab launched what would be for both of us a meaningful and lasting relationship with the world's Fab Labs.

Independently of each other and in different capacities, we both ended up volunteering for the Floating Fab Lab in South America in 2016. One more year later, and we're both living in the United States, diving into the post-production phase of Tour de Fab.

To be completely honest, we both assumed bike tour, filming, and interviewing would be the tough part of our project. We were wrong. Post-production is proving way more consuming, both in time and resources, than we could ever have imagined.

Having said that, we are ready to slay this thing! It won't be easy, but we're on schedule to release our documentary early next year.

Thank you again to all our supporters! Your donations mean more to us than we can express.

Happy trails, MadRim
Mad and Mir cruise into Barcelona!
Mir with members of the FLF.
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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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Raised by 30 people in 55 months
Created January 9, 2015
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Aaron Nipper
37 months ago

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

Pierre Aumont
45 months ago

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

Jane Brown
47 months ago

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

47 months ago
Stephen Perlstein
48 months ago
Meshach Aumua
48 months ago

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

Francesco Calabrese
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