Deep Web — Trailer


added: Thu, Jan 22nd '15

Who is the "Dread Pirate Roberts?" And, no. We're not talking about "The Princess Bride" here. But rather the mysterious online pseudonym of a notorious web developer who created the eBay-like, black-market website, "Silk Road." A site that was mainly known for buying and selling illegal drugs on the internet and whose founder only went by the name of D.P.R.

"Bill & Ted" star Alex Winter, who has gradually gone from acting to directing these days, writes, directs and produces the upcoming documentary "Deep Web" about the 2013 investigation of Ross William Ulbricht, a 30-year-old entrepreneur who was accused and arrested for being the mastermind behind "Silk Road." Despite evidence that the site may have been created by multiple anonymous creators.

Currently on trial in New York, Ulbricht faces a number of charges, including money laundering, computer hacking and drug trafficking -- all of which he has pleaded not guilty. Since the arrest, Ulbricht's parents have become digital rights advocates and started a legal defense at

"Deep Web," which is Winter's follow-up to his 2013's Napster documentary "Downloaded," will be premiering on the EPIX network in the spring. Watch the trailer, above.

Premium TV network EPIX's Original Documentary "Deep Web" chronicles one of the most important and riveting digital crime sagas of the century: the October 2013 arrest of Ross William Ulbricht, the 30-year-old entrepreneur alleged to be "Dread Pirate Roberts" -- founder of Silk Road, the notorious online black market best known for drug trafficking, is currently on trial in New York.

Featuring exclusive interviews with the Ulbricht family including Lyn and Kirk Ulbricht, Ross' parents who have become public advocates for digital rights and due process, the feature-length documentary explores the inside story of the investigation and unveils how the brightest minds and thought leaders behind the Deep Web, and Bitcoin are now caught in the crosshairs of the battle for control of a future inextricably linked to technology. The film also brings into question an individual's rights to Internet Freedom. The film is written, directed and produced by Alex Winter (Downloaded); produced by Glen Zipper and Marc Schiller; and the executive producer is Seth Gordon.


directed by   Alex Winter

release date   Spring 2015 (on EPIX)

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