Watch the screening of Yes I Am: The Ric Weiland Story at the Newport Beach Film Festival on October 23rd!
The film spotlights the life of computer programmer Ric Weiland. In the mid-’70s, the Washington state native became one of the founding employees of Microsoft Corp., and eventually became a lead programmer for the company.
The film also focuses on Ric’s passion for philanthropy. He was gay and HIV-positive and donated more than $20 million to 60 non-profit organizations, many of which were LGBTQ+ advocacy groups that drove efforts for marriage equality, AIDS research, and nondiscrimination policies.
Yes I Am: The Ric Weiland Story is executive-produced by World of Wonder Productions‘ Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, it is directed by Aaron Bear (Finding Kim), and narrated by Zachary Quinto, who reads from Weiland’s journals.