In 1983, a group of Milwaukee teenagers gained notoriety when they broke into dozens of high-profile computer systems. The ensuing media frenzy terrified a nation previously ignorant of the capabilities of computer interconnectivity.
Screens With Chuck Norris vs Communism—In 1980s Romania, thousands of Western films smashed through the Iron Curtain, opening a window to the free world for those who dared to look. A black market VHS racketeer and courageous female translator brought the magic of film to the masses and sowed the seeds of a revolution.
Michael T. Vollmann has worked in film and television for the past eight years in Los Angeles and Milwaukee. His credits include MECCA: The Floor that Made Milwaukee Famous, ESPN (editor); The Jeffrey Dahmer Files, SXSW 2012/IFC (director of photography); as well as numerous shows for networks including CBS, MTV, and HBO. Vollmann made his directorial debut with the short film Before You, which earned him the Milwaukee Film Festival '13 Filmmaker-in-Residence award.