The Boy Who Sold The World

The Boy Who Sold The World

Ben Pasternak created a viral game app while in middle school in Australia. By 15 he had secured funding from VC’s to build a new tech startup. So Ben dropped out of school and convinced his parents to let him live alone in NYC to lead his new company. A master at growth hacking with a strong eye for design, Ben was committed to making the world’s next big social app. But after running out of money, and confronting controversies that pushed him to the edge of sanity, Ben rebooted his career at 19, finding a new and unexpected purpose. The Boy Who Sold The World is a modern coming-of-age story that illuminates the inner workings of the tech industry from a rare and highly personal lens.

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Adam Barton



Director: Adam Barton
Executive Producer: Sam Bathrick, Alex Cullen, Adam Barton
Producer: Jack Turner, Chris Smith
Cinematographer: Adam Barton
Editor: Sam Mink
Principal Cast: Ben Pasternak, John Maloney, Chris Smith, Anna Pasternak, Mark Pasternak, Mike Landsberger, Isaiah Turner
Additional Credits: Sound Recordist: Hyo Jin, Additional Editing: Sebastian Fidler, Production Manager: Chloe Sabin, Music Supervisor: Dave Lapinsky


Public Film Contact
Karen Tran Wood
MPRM Communications
Publicity Contact
Karen Tran Wood
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Biography, Documentary
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: Australia, United States
Language: English
Runtime: 78 mins