Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary is the documentary about LEGO bricks and the incredible love and fascination they inspire in kids as well as creative adults. Filmmakers Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson join BYOD direct from the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of the film and present their homage to LEGO with the film footage and plenty of insightful conversation on their movie that builds where the blocks leave off.
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BYOD is hosted by Ondi Timoner, director of “DIG!,” “JOIN US” and “WE LIVE IN PUBLIC,” and has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance twice. Each week the show explores a different documentary filmmaker or aspect of filmmaking, with special guests and a live Q&A– diving deep into creative process and the business realities of producing and distributing films. Ondi shares her insider views, opinions, and personal stories, welcoming audience participation. BYOD aims to entertain, inform, and elevate documentaries in general by bringing attention to films and film makers that deserve exposure.
LEGO® bricks have captured imaginations for generations, and today, the community of builders is bigger than ever. Adult Fans of Lego (AFOLs) display their latest creations at Brick Conventions, self-proclaimed Master Builders create entire worlds out of the modular bricks, and a corporate design team plans the Times Square unveiling of the largest LEGO model ever created. Beyond the Brick playfully delves into LEGO’s storied history and massive global fan base.
Daniel Junge is an Oscar-winning (and two-time nominated) documentary filmmaker. His films include Oscar-winner Saving Face, Oscar-nominated The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardener, Emmy-nominated They Killed Sister Dorothy, Toronto-premiered Iron Ladies of Liberia and Tribeca-winner Chiefs. He lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters. His favorite LEGO® set growing up was #565 Moon Landing.
Kief Davidson is an Oscar-nominated director who makes films that inspire and entertain. His films include, 2013 Academy Award® Nominee Open Heart, AFI winner Kassim the Dream and Tribeca Film Festival winner and DGA Nominee The Devil’s Miner. Kief has happily rediscovered LEGO® bricks with his 6-year old son and is investing in lots of them.
00:01 BEYOND THE BRICK with Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson.
01:33 The start of the project and interest in LEGO.
04:15 LEGOS against autism and for therapy.
06:25 The global phenomenon of LEGO.
07:25 LEGO bombing and graffiti.
10:11 Human creativity and constructivity.
12:15 LEGO faces ruin and re-focuses.
15:15 Minecraft and virtual LEGOs.
15:49 BEYOND THE BRICK, footage.