"Startup.com" may well be seen in the future as the definitive time capsule of the Turn of the Millennium internet boom and bust.
A documentary that set out to take a candid snapshot of a typical dot-com rocket-fueled ride onto the NASDAQ leader board, filmmakers Chris Hegedus ("The War Room") and Jehane Noujaim hitched their wagon to Kaleil Isaza Tuzman and Tom Herman -- a pair of 20-something tech millionaires, high school pals and the driving force behind govWorks.com, a web site designed to grease the wheels of local government for the end user.
Abashed but well-adjusted tech maestro Tom and cocky, charismatic, obstinate CEO and front-man Kaleil have a great idea -- they'll contract with cities around the nation (and the world) to be a one-stop destination for doing everything from paying traffic tickets to attending council meetings via streaming media.
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Take a look back at October's inaugural event.
The film is expected to continue without Mendes' involvement.