How you can help.
If you live with, date, or are married to someone in IT/computer technology (including everything from sys admin to web development to programming to telephony — or even serious tech hobbyists), this documentary project needs your help.
Jill Foster, a filmmaker in Washington, DC, is producing a documentary which aims to transcend the Reagan-era stereotype of ‘the geek’ e.g. loner-math-guy-with-shirt-pens — and to learn what the modern-day computer savvy or ‘geek’ is like (as viewed by their spouses, partners, or steady dates).
A range of online data and blogger opinion describes professional hacks as all over the personality map: either really smart (or too insulated), really focused (or distracted), predictable (or spontaneous). One online reference regarding hacker/computer-geek demographics says 60% of said people have a MBTI personality type in common – INTP.
But personal experience shared through interviews will drive this project — not random statistics or generalized opinion. If the interviewees feel enough at ease, I hope they share how their relationship began & favorite aspects of their partnership whether it be romance, parenthood, sense of humor or even that special budget set aside for techi-geek gadgets. I’m game to listen to your ‘geek’ stories & favorite memories.
If you want to share your unique insight about your special IT someone, contact the film crew below:
…the film crew of one: Jill Foster, firstname.lastname@example.org, 202/203-0255