Interviews of Jonathan Schiefer
One of my producer suggested that I be more aggressive with my promoting this. It's not really my style, but I'm doing the best I can. He also asked that I remind you all that Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing system. That means, either we raise the $50,000 or we get none of it and The Root Kit doesn't get made.
I want to be clear, this is the only way The Root Kit will ever get made. In order to fund it in some other way, I'd have to change the script to resemble the types of movies you've seen Hollywood make. I'm not willing to do that. So, it either reaches $50,000 on Kickstarter, or it doesn't happen.
That said, I really want to make this movie. It's the kind of hacker movie I want to see. Since you've contributed, I know it's the kind of hacker movie you want to see as well. Tell your friends and coworkers about The Root Kit. All you have to say is, "Go to www.therootkit.com and check it out."
You are all awesome! Thank you so much for what you've already done.
I've been doing a ton of PR as well, which I want to share with you. But, before I do, I want to let you know that some of these interviews I did contain spoilers. Everything I share happens in the first 20 minutes of the movie; there will still be 100 more minutes of surprising awesomeness! Also, I've got one more interview scheduled as of now.
On Frame Rate I was the first guest, so the wait isn't long. The show is awesome, so the wait won't be boring either: http://twit.tv/show/frame-rate/102 (Sorry, I couldn't embed this one.)
This is a conversation I had with my friend who helped me come up with the hacks in The Root Kit. We talk about the current state and sentiments regarding computer security, using this recent Wired article as a springboard: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/11/ff-mat-honan-password-hacker/all/ (Mat Honan is an excellent writer. I've been following his stuff for the past several months.) During the "Security Chat" There's a bit of a technical glitch. I thought I was hearing feedback, so we put on headphones. It lasts a couple minutes, then the conversation resumes. Turns out, it wasn't feedback, but my Cinema Display's power supply dying :(It's now in the shop).
And this is an interview I did last night with David Jordan, an awesome coder/content-creator out of Chicago. David's awesome.. BTW, this is the one with the most spoilers, so be advised!