The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

Alex Gibney, USA 2019, 114’

Elizabeth Holmes came to Silicon Valley with a revolutionary medical invention - a small black box called Edison, which was able to perform 200 tests with one drop of blood in a few minutes. Like Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs and Thomas Edison, Holmes intended to demolish and revolutionize an industry. The catch? All of it was a lie and the system proved to be a total hoax. One of the hottest technology companies in 2014 - worth $9 billion - was in ruins, exposing the weaknesses of Silicon Valley. Oscar-winning documentary director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) takes viewers on a journey through Silicon Valley, showing its dark sides and distortions. He draws attention to the shallowness of a place where you can promote your lie by showing a woman who managed to win over investors and get huge funding for a product that turned out to be one big hoax.

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Cast & Crew

director Alex Gibney
screenplay Alex Gibney
cinematography Lincoln Else, Antonio Rossi
editing Andy Grieve, Alexis Johnson
music Will Bates
cast Alex Gibney, Errol Morris, Elizabeth Holmes
producer Jessie Deeter, Erin Edeiken, Alex Gibney
production HBO Documentary Films, Jigsaw Productions
sales HBO
language English
coloration colour
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