21 Yellow Tulips’ second documentary, “DOT.Com: Where Are They Now?” is now in pre-production.
“DOT.Com” is a documentary motion picture that examines the period between 1996-2000, a fascinating and intriguing time when both corporate America and entrepreneurs alike dove headfirst into establishing and launching Web sites and technologies that were going to forever change how we conducted business and communicated with one another.
Without the early Web pioneers—whether they failed or succeeded—we might not have sites and services such as Twitter, Facebook, Google and Amazon, nor products like the iPhone and iPad today. Therefore, we think that the audience for “Dot.com” will be broad and deep, female and male, young and middle-aged: Essentially anyone who has an interest and experience with the dawn of the digital age.
“DOT.Com” will not only examine the history of this era, but will also interview many of the principal players, observers and analysts who were important, integral players in the so-called dot-com boom — and subsequent bust—to get their recollections, memories and thoughts about Web 1.0: The era that eventually changed how people interact with one another, conduct business, shop, listen to music, and view TV and filmed entertainment.
Many of the key players in the original dot.com boom are excited to participate and have their thoughts and insights recorded for posterity before they are lost to history (or obscurity). To get an idea of their impact, imagine what a boon to historians and students of history it would have been to have recorded interviews with historical figures in America’s first technological revolution like Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford or Philo Farnsworth? “DOT.Com” will be a contemporary take on a similar time in the US’s history.