As some of you may have gathered by now, I like documentaries. And I’m a nerd. So nerd documentaries are like magical gifts from above.
Jason Scott has made two of them, BBS: The Documentary and, of course, GET LAMP, and both are excellent and clearly targeted to my demographic. I think our successful showing in Salt Lake proved that you don’t have to be a total nerd to enjoy them, but truth be told, they’re not for everybody. But courtesy Jason, another film about a subject close to my heart has appeared on the horizon, although this may be old news to some.
Indie Game: The Movie is a feature documentary being made by James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot of BlinkWorks, which covers indie video games, their creators, and the craft. How cool is that?
The teaser segment above features Edmund McMillen of ‘Team Meat’ discussing his childhood, his games and the connections between. The film itself was inspired by their experience covering the Game Developers Conference in Spring 2009, which led to a short film they made on Alec Holowka of Infinite Ammo in Fall 2009:
One thing that stands out about these clips is the quality. They appear to be excellent filmmakers, with strong camerawork, good interviews, nice storytelling, and editing that appears very smooth and well done. Hard to say for certain with the short clips, and I’m not familiar with any of their previous work, but the teasers so far are very promising.
The project, like many others, began as a Kickstarter project sometime this past summer. The goal was to raise $15,000, and they managed to get over $23,000. I love the Kickstarter idea, and I have backed maybe a half dozen Kickstarter projects over the past year or so, but somehow I never caught this one until now. You can still back it, either through their Kickstarter page or directly from their web site, and I plan to do so.
If I was really up to it, I could donate a nice chunk of cash and get a two minute trailer of Vespers included in the credits and on their web site. I’m just not sure it would be fair to do so with a game that is still so far from being finished…
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