SILICON COWBOYS
Directed by Jason Cohen

SXSW 2016 Official Selection

A B O U T
Launched in 1982 by three friends in a Houston diner, Compaq Computer set out to build a portable PC to take on IBM, the world’s most powerful tech company. Many had tried cloning the industry leader’s code, only to be trounced by IBM and its high-priced lawyers. SILICON COWBOYS explores the remarkable David vs. Goliath story, and eventual demise, of Compaq, an unlikely upstart who altered the future of computing and helped shape the world as we know it today. Directed by Oscar®-nominated director Jason Cohen, the film offers a fresh look at the explosive rise of the 1980's PC industry and is a refreshing alternative to the familiar narratives of Jobs, Gates, and Zuckerberg.

Produced by Ross Dinerstein & Glen Zipper

Executive Produced by Jason Cohen & Samantha Housman

Director of Photography: Svetlana Cvetko

Edited by Jake Pushinsky

Music by Ian Hultquist

USA / ENGLISH / 2016 / 76 MINUTES
M E D I A
CAMPFIRE