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A documentary that examines the impact of the arcade, from the people who where first to embrace the worldwide video game culture.

About this project

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.

 - Cat DeSpira from RETROCADE MAGAZINE

THE VIDEO CRAZE http://danzarafilms.wix.com/vectorinvader#!menu/cnyl

Director/ Producer Dave Danzara
Director/ Producer Dave Danzara

IMDb http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2312464/

Facebook Fan Page http://www.facebook.com/THEVIDEOCRAZE

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

Official Movie Poster Size 27x41
Official Movie Poster Size 27x41
Arcade Flyer based on the film
Arcade Flyer based on the film
Coffee Mugs
Coffee Mugs
LIMITED EDITION Blu-Ray Cover. Limited to the first 82 (Reward Stage 3)
LIMITED EDITION Blu-Ray Cover. Limited to the first 82 (Reward Stage 3)
Blu-Ray cover
Blu-Ray cover
Buttons (Badges)
Buttons (Badges)
T-Shirt
T-Shirt
Limited Edition of 82 Arcade Marquees
Limited Edition of 82 Arcade Marquees

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.

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  • You selected
    $15 reward

    18 backers

    Bonus Level Stage: Includes a downloadable link of the movie THE VIDEO CRAZE in digital HD format

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    $30 reward

    48 backers

    Package Reward Stage 1:
    Includes: A copy of the film on DVD signed by the director Dave Danzara
    A signed postcard of the films Movie Poster THE VIDEO CRAZE
    signed by: Directer- Dave Danzara

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    $50 reward

    6 backers

    Package Reward Stage 2:
    Includes: The perks above plus a 11X17 VIDEO CRAZE Arcade Flyer
    and a Pinback button of THE VIDEO CRAZE and a Magnet

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    $100 reward

    18 backers

    Package Reward Stage 3:
    Includes: The perks above, plus a signed Blu-Ray of THE VIDEO CRAZE signed By Directer Dave Danzara with 'Limited Edition Backer' Artwork and also A VIDEO CRAZE Keychain

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    $250 reward

    1 backer

    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.

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    $500 reward

    4 backers Limited (78 left of 82)

    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!

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    $1,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (82 left of 82)

    Package Reward Stage 6:
    Includes: The perks above, plus a HUGE 70" x 36" Vinyl Banner of A VIDEO CRAZE
    special edition copy of the soundtrack put out by Rosso Corsa records !

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    $1,750 reward

    2 backers Limited (18 left of 20)

    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

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Funding period

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