Mediajuice Studios Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Finalize the Untold Story of Video Games
(DALLAS, TX) May 14, 2013 – Mediajuice Studios announced today that it has launched a Kickstarter campaign to finalize its indie documentary film, Video Games: The Movie (http://www.kickstarter.com/
Video Games: The Movie is a documentary that hopes to entertain and educate people about the rich history, unique culture and exciting future of the video game industry through incisive interviews with the people who helped shaped the interactive entertainment industry, including Nolan Bushnell (founder of ATARI), Randy Pitchford, Cliff Bleszinski, and many others. Also included are some of geek and gamer culture’s leading celebrity voices such as Wil Wheaton, Chris Hardwick and Alison Haislip.
Directed by Jeremy Snead, Video Games: The Movie will tackle many of today’s hot button topics, including the questionable correlation between video games and violence, the exploration and elevation of video games as an art form, next-generation and future-generation gaming and the negative stereotypes that continue to plague the industry despite its popularity and commercial success.
“We have spent the past year gathering footage, speaking with industry founders, influencers, and pundits to get their take on what we’ve collectively created as an industry and where we’re headed. We’ve amassed an amazing library of footage that we think will help bring the true story of the video game industry into clear focus. We’re now headed into post-production and are looking to the community to get us to the finish line. We are on Kickstarter to generate enough funding to create the type of film the video game industry deserves,” said Jeremy Snead, director of Video Games: The Movie and president of Mediajuice Studios.
Mediajuice will use Kickstarter to fund post-production on the film, which includes editing, a musical score, voice over narration, the acquisition of licensed archival clips from as early the 1960s through the late 1990s, motion graphics, and the need to gain a handful of key interviews that are needed to cover the next generation of consoles as well as round out and better present the video game industry to viewers.
“I hope that once we’re done, Video Games: The Movie will stand as a benchmark for all other movies about the games industry; and that it will help dispel some of the nagging falsehoods that ignorantly plague game makers and players, and keep them from receiving mainstream acceptance like other art forms such as films, music and books. In the end, our hope is that this film will help further legitimize the industry and the culture to those who continue to disregard it without really spending time to learn about it,” said Snead.
ABOUT THE FILM
Video Games: The Movie is a feature-length documentary, which aims to tell the untold story of video games by giving a past, present and future look into how games are made, marketed and consumed, and how in turn, that has created a culture unlike any other. Where is the industry and the growing audience of gamers headed? The entire story will be told through the eyes of game developers, publishers, and consumers.
Video Games: The Movie is not just another film about the games industry – it will attempt something much more ambitious: the question of what it means to be a gamer, a game maker and where “video games” will be in 10, 20, even 100 years from now. Video Games: The Movie will showcase the evolution of industry via four sections: The History, The Culture, The Creation and The Future through insightful interviews. Participants include Rob Pardo (CCO, Blizzard Entertainment), Mark Rein (vice president, Epic Games), Cliff Bleszinski (Gears of War, Unreal Tournament), Nolan Bushnell (founder of ATARI), Brian Fargo (founder, Interplay & InXile), David Perry (co-founder, GAIKAI), Randy Pitchford (president, Gearbox), Palmer Luckey (creator of the Oculus Rift), Kudo Tsunoda (Corp. VP, Microsoft Game Studios) as well as some of geek & gamer culture’s leading celebrities such as Wil Wheaton, Chris Hardwick, Max Landis and Alison Haislip.