More Than Robots coming to SXSW, Disney+
February 3, 2022
By Nik Roseveare
Disney has announced that More Than Robots, an original documentary directed by Community star Gillian Jacobs, presented by Supper Club and Disney+ and made in partnership with FIRST, will premiere at the SXSW (South by Southwest) Film Festival on March 14th. Then, on March 18th, the documentary will stream exclusively on Disney+.
More Than Robots follows four teams of teenagers from around the world as they prepare for the 2020 FIRST Robotics Competition. The teams – from Los Angeles, Mexico City and Chiba, Japan – work towards the goal of taking their unique designs all the way to the global championships.
Although they are faced with overcoming challenges along the way, such as having limited resources within their community or putting everything on hold because of the global pandemic, the kids persevere and learn that there is a lot more to the competition than just robots.
More Than Robots is Jacobs feature-length documentary directorial debut. Award-winning Supper Club founders Jason Sterman, Brian McGinn, and David Gelb are the producers. Lucasfilm’s Michael Garcia and Christine Beebe serve as executive producers, with Jacqui Lopez as co-executive producer.