Theranos had an unprecedented meteoric rise and subsequent catastrophic collapse – and fortunately there were cameras along the way to get it all.
The onset of the onset of blood acquired a $ 9 billion review with its great vision to examine certain conditions using only a small sample of blood, and its CEO, Elizabeth Holmes, was featured on the covers of business magazines and included in the list of top executives.
After October 2015, questions began as to how the technology of the company began, prompting investigators from the Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou.
In June 2018, Holmes stopped as CEO of Theranos, remaining in the company as the founder and chairman of the board. He is also charged with fraud in the wire of the Department of Justice. That year later, in September, Theranos officially stopped.
The legend is the focus of "The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley," a new documentary debuting Monday at 9 p.m. ET to HBO.
Director and writer Alex Gibney ̵
At that time, Carreyrou's reporting was just beginning, and Theranos was seeking a return, doubling in technology rather than operating clinical labs.
"It gives similarities to the other stories I've done before," says Gibney in Business Insider. He got the same "Enron: The Best Guys in the Room" and "The Armstrong Lie," about the cyclist Lance Armstrong.
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In ancient times , the documentary team is a difficult time getting people to talk to them. Theranos, while active, has a reputation for being litigious as a documentary – and Carreyrou's book "Bad Blood" – strives.
Gibney and his team encouraged other ways of telling the story, especially the psychology of lying. The team went to court to get video footage of two lawsuits filed against the blood testing company.
Some of the footage made it to the movie. But late in the process, Gibney's team leaked more than 100 hours of footage recorded by Theranos for its own use.
Footage includes the video of Holmes walking in the office, footage of her and former President Theranos, Sunny Balwani who performs at all meetings of the hands, company parties, and dancing shots Holmes on MC Hammer's "U Will Not Find It". (MC Hammer looks at attending San Francisco documentary screening.)
Footnotes are also commercial Theranos, where family members purchase gift cards to their loved ones can get blood work. As a gift card as a grandmother's hand, the grandchildren quietly began to cry.
Although footage took one of the company's activities of the harsh company of Balwani: leading chants of "f — you" to the people and companies he regarded as enemies.
In lighter parts, Holmes and Balwani showed leaping in a bouncy house after the Food and Drug Administration approved one of the company's blood tests in July 2015, a few months before the Journal's reporting .
Gibney said that the decision to feature the footage over the deposit tapes would better see what Holmes wants while the company is in the prime.
"Elizabeth is more interesting to see in this moment," Gibney said.
There is an incident that Gibney said he wants to show in the movie, but he can not get any footage. In 2008, two Theranos overseers approached the chairman of the board of Theranos at that time, venture capitalist Don Lucas, to tell him that the company's earned profits were exaggerated, considering the device the blood test built by Theranos t finished. Lucas assembled at a board meeting, requesting Holmes to wait outside, and the board decided to remove him as CEO.
In "Bad Blood," Carreyrou wrote that within the next two hours, Holmes took the board to change its mind. Gibney said he wanted to understand how Holmes changed the minds of high-powered people to his board at that time.