Manx-born, award-winning filmmaker Sarah Kerruish returns to the Isle of Man to premiere her highly acclaimed independent film and documentary ‘General Magic’.
“One of the great unreported tech stories of the past 30 years”
The film ‘General Magic’ is the story of one of history’s most talented technology teams. From the first smartphones to social media, e-commerce and even emojis, the ideas that now dominate the tech industry and our day-to-day lives were born at General Magic, a 1989 Silicon Valley start-up that most of us haven’t heard of. This fascinating documentary is a tale of how great vision and epic failure can change the world.
The film features members of the original Mac team along with the creators of the iPhone, Android and eBay, whose visions of the future have shaped our lives today. The film captures the spirit of those of us who dare to dream big and the life-changing consequences when we fail, fail again, fail better, and ultimately succeed. The trailer can be seen here: www.
Following each screening, compere Christy DeHaven will be joined by Sarah Kerruish on stage for a question and answer session.
Sarah grew up on the Isle of Man and a Manx scholarship to the University of Idaho, changed the course of her life forever. Before moving back to London, she lived in the US for 20 years, the last 15 of which were spent in Silicon Valley.
There she worked as a filmmaker with some of the great inventors of our age and her films have been distributed worldwide and won many awards, including a Peabody and an Emmy nomination.
In 2017, she made a short film about the last few days of the tech team at the White House under President Obama. Sarah is currently Chief Strategy officer at Kheiron Medical, working with an incredibly talented deep learning team to improve the detection and treatment of breast cancer.
In 1993, she worked with a documentary crew filming the team at General Magic. As a former Magician herself, Sarah’s unparalleled access to the subjects in our film allows her the greatest insight and intimacy to the heart of our story.
And it’s all for a good cause
The screenings are the first official fundraising event for Love Tech, the not for profit group was formed in 2017 to raise awareness about career opportunities for girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Roberta Castle, Love Tech Director said;
“We’re absolutely thrilled to have Sarah back to the Island for this exciting event, not only to share her inspiring and incredible journey but to also premiere the fascinating story of General Magic with the Manx public. Love Tech’s mission is to inspire, engage and empower girls to explore career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and what an incredible role model we have in Sarah.”
Love Tech is run by a group of professional women, on a volunteer basis. Originally formed by Claire Milne of Appleby, Deb Byron of Hansard and Roberta Castle of Continent 8 Technologies, the group has already gained great momentum, following a number of successful events for girls aged five and upwards.
Event sponsors include; Digital Isle of Man, Continent 8 Technologies, GameOn Marketing, IT Works, Annexio and The Stars Group.
Kudos to Love Tech and all of the sponsors for making this incredible event happen!
There will be two screenings;
- A Lunchtime showing exclusively for teenagers between the age of 14 and 18. Tickets are just £10 each and include the film, refreshments, and a cinema ‘goody bag’
- The evening event is priced at £60 per ticket and aimed at the local business community. Tickets include a welcome glass of fizz, soft drinks, dinner, the film, refreshments and a cinema ‘goody bag’.
You can buy tickets for the event here
To find out about Love Tech click here