Local not-for-profit ‘Love Tech’ formed late 2017 to raise awareness of career opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for girls and women on the Isle of Man, have held their first major fundraising event, wowing hundreds of local cinema goers in the process!
The inaugural fundraiser, which raised £11,500 for Love Tech, took place on Saturday 19 January 2019 at the Broadway Cinema with more than two hundred and fifty people in attendance. The general public including many young students and local businesses were blown away by the Isle of Man premiere of highly acclaimed, award-winning documentary, General Magic.
The film, co-produced and co-directed by Manx-born Sarah Kerruish, was followed by an informative and exclusive Q&A session with the director and compered by Christy De Haven. The film is the story of one of history’s most talented technology teams. From the first smartphones to social media, e-commerce and even emojis, the ideas that now dominate the tech industry and our day-to-day lives were born at General Magic, a 1989 Silicon Valley start-up that most of us haven’t heard of. This fascinating documentary is a tale of how great vision and epic failure can change the world.
Filmmaker Sarah Kerruish commented:
“I can’t thank the Love Tech team enough for everything they did and for making my homecoming so special. It meant so much to me to be able to share the film and the story of making it, with such a warm audience. It felt like so many strands of my life coming together and it was definitely the most meaningful screening for me to date.”
Love Tech Director and Account Director for Continent 8 Technologies, Roberta Castle commented:
“Sarah is a true inspiration and we were so proud to be able to bring her back to the Island to share her incredible documentary and story with so many people. Sarah’s talent for filmmaking and storytelling is evident, as is her passion for technology and we were delighted to have such a great role model supporting our cause.”
Claire Milne, co-founder of Love Tech and Partner at Appleby, added:
“We want to thank our fantastic sponsors and everyone who purchased a ticket for the event. We’re thrilled with the level of funds raised and we’re looking forward to delivering many more exciting events in 2019.”
To find out more about Love Tech’s future events, visit our Events page.
More information about how to see GENERAL MAGIC can be found at www.generalmagicthemovie.com.