The film’s title was inspired by the popular maxim “Less is more,” popularized by architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
His tactic was one of arranging the necessary components of a building to create an impression of extreme simplicity. The Minimalists have reworked this phrase to create a sense of urgency for today’s consumer culture: now is the time for less.
Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus, known to their audience as The Minimalists, help more than 20 million people live meaningful lives with less through their website, books, podcast, and films.
They have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Time magazine, and they have spoken at Harvard, Apple, and Google. The Minimalists Podcast is often the #1 health podcast on Apple Podcasts, and their popular documentary, Minimalism, is available on Netflix.
Both raised in Dayton, Ohio, they currently live in Los Angeles.