The bizarre and scandalous life of tech millionaire John McAfee - famed inventor of anti-virus software - who goes off the grid to live in Belize, building a compound and harem, becoming a drug lord and developing an armed security force

COMPLETED 

Filmmakers: Nanette Burstein
Year: 2016
Length: 97 mins
Country: USA
Format: HD



STORY

Documentary about the bizarre and scandalous life of tech millionaire John McAfee - famed inventor of anti-virus software - who goes off the grid to live in Belize, building a compound and harem, becoming a drug lord and developing an armed security force to guard himself against the police until he is a suspect in his neighbor's murder and must make a great escape.


PRESS

"Enlightening and important" ★★★★ -  Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian 

"An engrossing look at a tech titan undone by mogul-sized personality flaws." - The Hollywood Reporter

"You could not make up a character like John McAfee" - ScreenDaily

"Vile as he seems to be, McAfee is still endlessly fascinating, with a kind of toxic charisma" - Slate


FILMMAKER

Nanette Burstein was born in Buffalo, New York. She directed the documentaries On the Ropes (99), The Kid Stays in the Picture (02),American Teen (08), and the feature Going the Distance (10), as well as numerous episodes for television. Gringo: The Dangerous Life of John McAfee (16) is her most recent feature.


CREDITS

Director: Nanette Burstein

Executive Producer: Michael Hirschorn, Jeff Wise and Wendy Roth

Producer: Chi-Young Park

Editors: Lars Woodruffe, Matt Colbourn and Kenneth Levis

Music: Dana Kapro

Additional Music: Brendon Anderegg

Director of Photography: Robert Chappell


FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Toronto International Film Festival 2016

IDFA Film Festival 2016

Docpoint 2016

CPH:DOX 2017