The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

In 2004, Elizabeth Holmes dropped out of Stanford to start a company that was going to revolutionize healthcare. In 2014, Theranos was valued at $9 billion, making Holmes, who was touted as “the next Steve Jobs,” the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world. Just two years later, Theranos was cited as a “massive fraud” by the SEC, and its value was less than zero.
Director Alex Gibney tells a Silicon Valley tale that was too good to be true. With all the drama of a real-life heist film, The Inventor examines how this could have happened and who is responsible, while exploring the psychology of deception.

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Alex Gibney


Director: Alex Gibney
Executive Producer: Nancy Abraham, Sara Bernstein, Graydon Carter
Producer: Erin Edeiken, Alex Gibney, Jessie Deeter
Screenwriter: Alex Gibney
Cinematographer: Lincoln Else, Antonio Rossi
Editor: Andy Grieve ACE
Music: Will Bates
Principal Cast: Tyler Shultz, Erika Cheung, John Carreyrou, Roger Parloff, Ken Auletta, Dan Ariely
Additional Credits: Co-Editor: Alexis Johnson, Associate Producer: Ophelia Harutyunyan


Public Film Contact
Erin Edeiken
Jigsaw Productions
Publicity Contact
Lauren Schwartz
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Festival Favorites
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: ["United States"]
Language: English
Runtime: 118:38 mins