We have a story... video transcript

 

 FINAL_TrailerF1_3m Target 2-HD 

White text appears on a black screen and then fades away. 

ON SCREEN TEXT: We have a story 

As upbeat music starts to play, a man in a black polo shirt sits and speaks in front of a tan wall. A gray graphic with white text appears at the bottom left corner of the screen. 

CHIP: Well, one of the amazing things about being with Midwesterners is we're very understated. 

ON SCREEN TEXT: Chip Pearson 

JAMF Software 

The camera pans up over a river to reveal a stone bridge. In the distance, a person walks on the bridge. 

CHIP: There's this huge sense of humility and humbleness and servitude for what we do, right? 

The camera pans over desk with various objects and toys on it, including a framed picture containing black text. A woman looks at her laptop. People behind her sit with their backs to the camera. A man stands up, looking at his phone. 

CHIP: This is--we don't do it for ourselves; we do it for other people. So, as a result, we don't tell our stories that well. 

ON SCREEN TEXT: Always be Kind 

Have a Good Attitude 

Never Give Up 

A man in a gray shirt sits in an office and speaks. A gray graphic with white text appears at the bottom right corner of the screen. 

CASEY: I'm really interested in the big-picture vision: what we've done, how far we've come... 

ON SCREEN TEXT: Casey Allen 

Angel Investor 

People sit in an a room looking at computers. The camera focuses on a man wearing headphones and then unfocuses. 

CASEY: And how--what we're gonna continue to do really, really, really well... 

The camera pans over a white dry-erase board that has indiscernible red writing and yellow Post-it Notes stuck to it containing indiscernible text. 

CASEY: Like, top 10, top 12 in the world at well. And how else will people know? 

The screen goes black as upbeat music continues to play. A white screen appears with the blue DocuMNtary logo containing black and white text. In the silhouette of the logo, a text computer file scrolls down, revealing various letters in the silhouette. 

ON SCREEN TEXT: DocuMNtary 

The Story of TECH in Minnesota 

The screen goes black. 

A man in a plaid shirt sits and speaks in a large, open room with large windows. A gray graphic with white text appears at the bottom left corner of the screen. 

ERIC: I think there's a tremendous tech scene here that goes, a lot of times, unnoticed... 

ON SCREEN TEXT: Eric Lopez 

Workoutloud 

An old video of an aerial view of a city street flickers and shakes. 

ERIC: And it goes well beyond the last few years. This goes probably 50 plus years in the Twin Cities... 

The camera pans over a vintage circuit board with various colorful components and black lettering. 

ERIC: And I don't think a lot of people know that. 

A man in a collared shirt and sweater speaks in front of an unfocused colorful wall or mural. A gray graphic with white text appears at the bottom left corner of the screen. 

SETH: The historical industries that have been very successful here are helping the tech sector build and gain some status and some scale. 

ON SCREEN TEXT: Seth Levine 

Foundry Group 

A close-up shot shows hands typing on a black keyboard. 

A woman sits and speaks in a room with warm yellow lights. A gray graphic with white text appears at the bottom left corner of the screen. 

MARGARET: It's not good enough just to hope that something's going to get spun out of a large company. 

ON SCREEN TEXT: Margaret Anderson Kelliher 

MHTA 

An aerial view shows a computer sitting on a wooden desk. Various colorful objects sit on the desk. An arm reaches into the shot and sets a cup of coffee next to the laptop. 

MARGARET: But we need to be more active about this. 

A man in a plaid shirt sits in a hallway and speaks. A gray graphic with white text appears at the bottom left corner of the screen. 

RYAN: Target is clearly going the right way of, like, "Hey, we're really good at what we're really good at." 

ON SCREEN TEXT: Ryan Broshar 

Techstars 

An unfocused shot shows a bright, white classroom with colorful chairs. People sit and stand in various parts of the room. 

A close-up shot scrolls down a computer screen while text is typed. 

RYAN: "What we want to do is support innovative ideas." 

A group of people talk and laugh as they look at a dry-erase board. A woman holds a pen and a pad of Post-it Notes. 

RYAN: I think they've clearly put a line in the sand saying, "We want to be that company for the Twin Cities startup community." 

An aerial view shows a room full of people conversing around different booths. 

WEST: The more big companies incentivize the startup community... 

A man in a hooded sweatshirt speaks on a balcony. A gray graphic with white text appears at the bottom left corner of the screen. 

WEST: The more students will stick around, the stronger the tech scene will be for the big companies and for the startup. 

ON SCREEN TEXT: West Stringfellow 

Target 

A woman stands and speaks in a room with large pillars. A man walks past behind her. A gray graphic with white text appears at the bottom left corner of the screen. 

MEREDITH: We need to attract people from the outside. We can only create so many technologists. 

ON SCREEN TEXT: Meredith Jordan 

Target 

A close-up shot shows a hand writing black text on a dry-erase board. The camera focuses in on the text. 

MEREDITH: And we have to do a better job talking about all of the neat things that we're doing. 

ON SCREEN TEXT: Variables - holding spot 

A man sits and speaks near a railing. A gray graphic with white text appears at the bottom left corner of the screen. 

JIM: If we, as Minnesotans, are not sharing our story, then those in other parts of the world... 

ON SCREEN TEXT: Jim Leslie 

vidku 

A shot of a light-rail station shows light-rail trains coming and going in fast forward. In the background, buses and cars go by. 

JIM: Are gonna assume they have to go to Austin, they have to go to--to Silicon Valley, they have to go to Boston. 

A man in a collared shirt and sweater speaks in front of an unfocused colorful wall or mural. 

SETH: It feels like the community is moving rapidly and changing very quickly in positive ways. 

An unfocused shot shows a large, open indoor space with various banquet tables and common areas. 

A man in a plaid shirt sits and speaks in a large, open room with large windows. A gray graphic with white text appears at the bottom left corner of the screen. 

DON: Folks are noticing what we've known all along, that this place is like--it's ready to blow up. 

ON SCREEN TEXT: Don Ball 

CoCo 

White text appears on a black screen and then fades away as upbeat music plays. 

ON SCREEN TEXT: 2015: MN named fastest growing 

tech community in the country. 

- Forbes Magazine 

White text appears on a black screen and then fades away. 

ON SCREEN TEXT: Share our story 

www.documntary.com 

Black and orange text is shown over a white screen. A black circle in the bottom right corner contains white text. 

ON SCREEN TEXT: Produced by 

HOUT 

DIGITAL 

With Support From JENSON STUDIOS 

Black text is shown over a white screen. A red Target Bullseye logo sits in the center of the screen. A logo in the bottom left corner features the shape of Minnesota in blue with yellow text. 

ON SCREEN TEXT: Premier Sponsor 

Supporting Sponsors 

TECH CITIES 2016 

mhta 

Driving Innovation & Technology