Yes I Am: The Ric Weiland Story won Best Documentary Feature at Dumbo Film Festival this past weekend.
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 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.
The film 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.
Congratulations to the cast and crew!