The story of those who were first to look into the neon haze of a vector/raster screen and fall in love. The first quarter poppers. The "vidiots" who never grew up. It's a film about you. It's the story of us.
Dave Danzara's film seeks to show that many aspects of today's gaming scene are firmly rooted in the arcade culture of the 1980's. And, he believes for this film to fulfill its destiny, it must focus not only on the games and the arcades themselves, but on the actual people who were the first to embrace the worldwide video game culture, capturing there memories and feelings on film as a oral history for future generations to study. The film, in particular, documents the lives and shared memories of the classic arcade collectors who grew up in the arcades.
Starring: Kalan Harvest Paul Dean Steve Hertz Richie Knucklez Walter Day Cat DeSpira Ben Gold Sean Newton Alan Radue Scott Zeiser Richard Lint Chris Connally Scott Leftwich Zack Green Bill Johnston Dave Danzara, Keith Apicary Billy Mitchell and more....
Directed / Produced By: Dave Danzara
Assistant Director: Scott Zeiser and Natalie Rossetti
Producer: Eric Tessler
Written By: Dave Danzara, Sean Newton, Scott Zeiser
Edited by: Dave Danzara, Natalie Rossetti, Scott Zeiser
Camera Men: Sean Teideman, Brent Dolan, James Drum, Robert Newell
Animation by: Peter Hirschberg
Soundtrack provided By: Rosso Corsa Records and Tonite Records - Lazerhawk, Miami Nights 1984, Mitch Murder, Lost Years, Action Jackson, FM Attack
Risks and challenges
The whole reason I have made a Kickstarter was so I can get the funds to be able to pay for the marketing and manufacturing of the DVDs / Blu Ray's, production costs, advertising, Licensing, artwork, traveling, Incentives for the kickstarter and film festival entires. To start a production takes a lot of time and money, and for what I need to have this film done I need this goal met, it is really important to me. Your contribution is huge, share with your friends and family, spread the word about this project to ensure it gets what it needs to be done !
I have been committed and with passion to have this film done. My film not only inspired me because of how I remember the days of when the arcade thrived, but I also can identify what it is at a whole culture. I have set my goal ahead to ensure I get this done. I have been involved with the work on the film since the start of 2010. This is my first project involving this much work, I have other people step up to help me get it done for my goal to be set. I cant wait to show everyone. So....my challenge will be will I have enough money to get what I envisioned? Will I have enough time? I believe i will with the support of people who are now involved, friends, family, and my production team are ready ! I will be sure to tackle all the rewards and commitments I took on.
Package Reward Bonus Stage 4:
Includes: The perks above plus a Coffee Mug and the Official THE VIDEO CRAZE T-Shirt that glows in the dark ! Also a signed 27x41 official movie poster.
You'll also get your name in the end credits as a special thanks for your donation.
Package Reward Stage 5:
Includes: The perks above, plus a 'Limited Edition' Signed Marquee (limited to 82) this is the same type of Marquee you find on the classic arcade games.
You also get you name at the end credits as ASSOCIATE PRODUCER for your contribution!
Package Reward Stage 7: Includes: The perks above PLUS You are a PRODUCER your name will appear as associate producer in the end credits of the film. And your name will be listed in IMDb website for bragging rights !
Also included will be a special 'Backer' plaque. This will be engraved and mounted as a special 'Thank You' for the generous donation