It’s easy to forget that his record-breaking divorce bill barely affected his status as one of the richest men in the world before he was a billionaire who liked penis-shaped spaceships (current position: Numbers 2 after Elon Musk), Jeff Bezos is just an average Wall Street executive with a great idea.
But it was in this pre-global domination period, when Amazon was just a flash in Bezos’ eyes, a new biopic touted in the US movie market Focus.
Titled Bezos: The Beginning and from Vision Films, the film is based on the book From Zero to Hero and, according to director Khoa Le, appears to “tell a About a job 9-5 jobs, no entrepreneurial experience, but the idea of building something that can change the future.”
Le says the film starts with 1996 in the early days of the Internet, when Bezos was a hedge fund vice president looking for his next investment, and when he realized that the Internet business was growing at an astounding 2600% when the speed increases.
“The film shows how Amazon was related to books in its infancy,” noted producer Armando Gutierrez, who also plays A soon-to-be billionaire. “But even in his early presentations about the company, even before it was named Amazon, he did discuss several times how by using this site to sell over the internet, you could potentially sell everything that ever existed. So he saw potential in the early days 90, even though there wasn’t yet the technology to index so much stuff.”
Most involve building from scratch to Stories of (unfathomable) wealth feature a certain kind of lightbulb moment, when a big, life-changing idea flashes before the protagonist’s eyes. While Le said there wasn’t a particularly bright moment for selling items online in Bezos: The beginning, there were “a few bright moments” with his jumps And started a business about himself, especially with the help of his then-wife Mackenzie Scott (who would be Amazon’s first employee and was actively involved in the early days).
“We have a moment in the movie where McKenzie tries to strike up a conversation with his hedge fund boss after an argument with him, and during this conversation he realizes why he should move on with him thing.”
Gutierrez may not immediately look like him as the one who appears now, but claims – with hair, Bezos is back recently 1996s – “He’s very, very similar.” However, he had to shave it all off as the movie went back and forth between now and 1996 Lose. Gutierrez also noted that he was able to take on Bezos’ role because he’s also an entrepreneur — “I know how hard it is, so it’s familiar territory” — though he admits, perhaps unnecessarily Yes, he wasn’t that successful.
While Bezos: The Beginning is entirely designed to be an inspirational story that pushes people to realize their ideas and dreams, it also Does give some hints on what to expect later. “You can see [Bezos] changing a little bit,” Le said, pointing to scenes of his arguments with Mackenzie and conflicts over his changing approach to business. “We didn’t want to portray him in a bad way, but I think we did a good job showing that if you’re in his shoes, as an entrepreneur, that’s what’s possible.”
Gutierrez said the film will showcase the influence of his ex-wife. “He was a little insecure at first, and I think MacKenzie would have regretted it if he hadn’t forced him to resign.”
But at a key milestone in Amazon’s CEO history Bezos: The beginning will it end? When did Bezos have his first billion dollars? When he took Blue Origin into space? incomplete.
“What happened was there was a ‘ding’ sound when the first book was ordered, and that’s where we ended the movie,” Le said. “In that moment everything was going to be alright when there was chaos, internal and emotional chaos between the staff and Jeff’s crazy ideas. Then there was the ‘ding’.”
This story first appeared on The Hollywood Reporter’s Nov. 4 issue of the US Movie Market Daily.