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Netflix explores 3D printing

Netflix has exclusively acquired the buzzy doc Print the Legend for all of its global territories.

Lopez and TweelThe doc received the Special Jury Recognition Award at the SXSW Film Festival recently and will now be available through the SVOD service.

The doc, directed, filmed and edited by Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel (left), looks at how 3D printing machines are changing the modern world and applies to story to notions of what it takes to live the American Dream.

Chad Troutwine (Freakonomics) and Audax Films developed, produced and financed the film along with lead producer Stephen Klein. Execs attached include co-producer Andrew Kortschak, executive producers Walter Kortschak and Seth Gordon, Dan O’Meara, Mary Rohlich and Exhibit A Films.

“It’s so rare for a film to capture history in the making, and Luis Lopez and Clay Tweel have done just that in their skillful presentation of the elation and betrayals experienced by young entrepreneurs detailing the groundbreaking technology of 3D printing,” said Lisa Nishimura, Netflix’s VP, original documentary and comedy.

“This is a compelling glimpse into a game changing technology as it nears an inflection point going from the fantasy world of a few obsessed visionaries to a must-have technology that may enter every home.”