Unscripted

MIPCOM Picks 2011: Quirky

In 2009, entrepreneur Ben Kaufman launched Quirky.com, a product development company that encourages average folks to submit ideas for gizmos that would make life easier by solving everyday problems.
September 26, 2011

QUIRKY

Partners: Sharp Entertainment for the Sundance Channel, distributed by Passion Distribution

Length: 6 x 60 minutes

Premiered: August 2011 (Sundance Channel U.S.)

Rights available: All TV, format, video/DVD, non-theatrical

In 2009, entrepreneur Ben Kaufman launched Quirky.com, a product development company that encourages average folks to submit ideas for gizmos that would make life easier by solving everyday problems. Each episode of the series follows the 24-year-old Quirky captain and his team as they pick two ideas out of the scores submitted to them online, in an effort to make the inventions pay off for everyone¬†– the original inventor and the other members of the Quirky online community who’ve contributed input for the final product. Quirky, the series, shines the spotlight on everyday ingenuity.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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