**Extended Q&A to follow screening
Richard Hendricks is an introverted computer programmer living in the Hacker Hostel start-up incubator with fellow social misfits Big Head, Gilfoyle and Dinesh. They all live under the watch of Erlich, a dotcom millionaire who lets them stay in his house for free – in exchange for a ten percent stake in their projects. After a failed pitch to billionaire venture capitalist Peter Gregory, Richard seems destined to remain at his job at the tech company Hooli, founded by the megalomaniacal Gavin Belson. When Monica, Gregory’s head of operations, and Jared, a Hooli executive, realize the value of Richard’s compression algorithm, a bidding war erupts – with Richard caught in the middle.
Director: Mike Judge
Executive Producer: Mike Judge, Alec Berg, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, Michael Rotenberg, Tom Lassally
Screenwriter: Episode One written by Mike Judge & John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky, Episode Two written by Carson Mell
Cinematographer: Jim Denault, A.S.C.
Production Designer: Richard Toyon
Principal Cast: Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Christopher Evan Welch, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross
Mike Judge worked as an engineer and a musician before MTV picked up his 1992 animated short, “Frog Baseball,” which launched the series “Beavis and Butt-Head.” His next project was the Emmy-winning “King of the Hill.” Judge wrote and directed the films “Office Space,” “Idiocracy” and “Extract.”
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