DiscoverupsideJE017: "Test City, USA" official release
JE017: "Test City, USA" official release

JE017: "Test City, USA" official release

Update: 2020-04-27


We've been waiting for today for a long, long time.

Last summer, we filmed and produced a full-length documentary about the startup ecosystem in Columbus, Ohio. The film is called Test City, USA and is now available for you to watch online.

The film premiered at Film Festival of Columbus in September 2019, and was the subject of our third issue of The Update. The film took home "Best Ohio Feature" at that festival, and we began throwing our hat in for other festivals.

With festivals going virtual, we are pulling back. We participated in this year's virtual Columbus International Film Festival, but now we're excited to share the film with you.

Read all about the film and rent or purchase it here:

Purchase also comes with a 25-minute bonus commentary with Jay reflecting on the film, now 7 months after its initial release.

In an effort to provide relief to the families and small businesses affected by COVID-19, we are committing 50% of all proceeds to WeFeedCbus.

With your help, WeFeedCbus aims to provide local restaurants affected by COVID-19 the financial support needed to deliver safely packaged meals to front line workers and community organizations in need.

Donations go straight to local restaurant providers partnering with WeFeedCbus to help pay for individually packaged meals that are delivered to communities experiencing food insecurity and our frontline workers in Columbus.

It's a great way to spend part of your weekend, and we hope you'll watch the film and let us know what you think. 

There is undeniable energy and momentum in the growing startup ecosystem of Columbus, Ohio. ‘Test City, USA’ explores this moment in time for the city, how the ecosystem evolved, and the challenges of what comes next.

WINNER: "Best Ohio Feature" by the Film Festival of Columbus 2019
OFFICIAL SELECTION: Columbus International Film Festival 2020 

Directed by: Kyle Skinner
Produced by: Jay Clouse
Executive producer: Eric Hornung

A film by The Up Company

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JE017: "Test City, USA" official release

JE017: "Test City, USA" official release

Jay Clouse and Eric Hornung