You Meet the Nicest People Making Videogames is to be a documentary about everyday people who express themselves by making videogames.
You Meet the Nicest People Making Videogames is to be a documentary about everyday people who express themselves by making videogames. “To be”, because at the moment, this movie hasn’t completed production, and doesn’t have the funding to do so. Everything you see in the trailer above, and everything I’ve shot since, was made with borrowed equipment, on my own time and my own dime. I’ve been working on it, in the margins, since January of last year, getting interviews whenever I could.
It’s gone well so far, and I’d like to do more. My plan is to drive cross country, film some more interviews and put together a feature-length documentary. This feature, I’ll have screened in any theater that’ll have it, and throughout the festival circuit. It’ll also be free to download an watch at home, or to modify or share, as it’ll be released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license (CC-BY-SA - http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us/).
I've made a couple different attempts at funding the continued production of this movie, and although I've gotten a great deal of support, I haven't quite been able to hit my funding goal. I'd since taken the time to work on a few other smaller projects to keep the lights on, but now I am ready to get back on the horse.
This particular fundraiser isn't to cover the entirety of production, but to cover equipment costs and the drive across the state of California. I will begin filming in April and keep a blog on my progress on the road. Once this leg is completed, I'll put together a short film as a longform proof of concept to garner further support so the movie in its entirety can be finished. This video, just like the feature length, will be freely available online under the Creative Commons CC-BY-SA license.
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Jan 25, 2011 - Mar 1, 2011
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access to the ultrasecret progress blog, where you can see exclusive pictures and video from the road.
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access to the progress blog, special thanks credit in both the proof of concept and finished documentary and a zine of game-related articles and illustrations.
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all of the above, and a special shout-out video from the road.
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all of the above, except with extra special thanks in the credits and some hand-drawn promotional artwork.
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all of the above, with an archive of all the raw footage collected on the trip and, time and budget permitting, I will interview you.