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Watch a video game legend embark on a quest to recapture her lost fame, shatter world records, and find love in the digital age.
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The story begins on video game streaming site Twitch.tv, where a competitive subculture is quickly gaining momentum. It’s called “speedrunning,” the art of exploiting every secret and glitch in a game in order to beat it as fast as possible. 

Perhaps the best and most famous speedrunner is Narcissa Wright. In 2014, she beats The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – a game that takes ordinary humans around 20 hours to complete – in just 18 minutes and 10 seconds. This world record-setting feat catapults her to stardom and cements her status as a gaming legend. She's flown to gaming events all over the globe, earns $80,000 a year from streaming, and builds up a fanbase of more than 150,000 followers.

But then, suddenly, at the height of her fame, Narcissa does something unexpected: She stops speedrunning. Narcissa remains out of the spotlight until she makes a big announcement: She comes out as a transgender woman. 

Narcissa hopes her audience will be supportive. But while many fans rally behind her, some viewers turn on her. An obsessive group of haters gathers on internet forums to harass, threaten, and cyberbully her.

Narcissa dreams of feeling the same love and support she had in the past. So she hatches a plan to resurrect her speedrunning career. She is determined to win back her former fans by setting a new world record for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. And she’s willing to shut out most of the “real world,” in her quest for glory.

Trapped in this isolated digital existence, Narcissa still yearns for real connection.So, when a viewer named D_Gurl starts flirting in Narcissa’s stream chat, a romance blooms. Narcissa finds herself torn between the addictive allure of her live stream and an adventurous “real life” with D_Gurl.

So, will Narcissa embrace a "real" in-person connection, or will she be seduced again by the glow of the screen? 

BREAK THE GAME has been in production for two and a half years. In that time, we've filmed over 100 hours of original footage chronicling Narcissa's life story and capturing her adventures. 

The film has been a labor of love, shot with a skeleton crew, borrowed equipment, and minimal resources. This approach worked well for us during production, because it made things more intimate and meant we could maintain full creative control. 

But as any Zelda fan knows, it's dangerous to go alone. Making a movie is expensive, and we need additional funds for editing, graphics, animation, music, color correction, sound mixing, and festival submission fees. With your help, we can tell Narcissa's incredible story in a way that's never been done before and share BREAK THE GAME with the world.

At its core, BREAK THE GAME is a film about finding community and connection online. As we finish post-production, it seems only fitting that we invite Narcissa's followers, the speedrunning community, and Zelda fans to participate in the journey and help make this unprecedented film a reality.

Please join the adventure by donating and sharing the campaign on social media.

We've teamed up with some of our favorite artists to produce original posters,  earrings, and even a custom N64 controller. 

Risks and challenges

This film has been a passion project and labor of love for over 2 and a half years. Despite many obstacles, we’ve committed ourselves to not just finishing the film but also ensuring that it is a unique cinematic experience.

As we’ve learned on this journey, so many unexpected twists and turns can arise. Some are fortuitous, others not so much. Despite whatever road blocks may enter our path, the talent and commitment behind this project will ensure its successful completion. We’ve staked our personal finances on this project and will do whatever it takes to cross the finish line.

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    NARCISSA'S CASTLE

    Attend an an online screening and discussion with director Jane M. Wagner and Narcissa Wright.

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    FOUR CHAMPIONS

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    MASTER TRIALS

    Go head-to-head with Narcissa Wright in Smash Ultimate. 3 stocks, best of 3.

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    YA HA HA YOU FOUND ME

    Become part of the movie! We'll hide your name or gamer tag in the film as an Easter Egg.

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    EDITING LESSON

    Kick off your career! Get a lesson, consultation, or notes on your short film from our editor Taylor Levy (credits include Night Comes On, Manchester By The Sea, Wildlife, Brigsby Bear, and Hereditary).

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    VIDEO GAME EASTER EGG: EGGSPERT EDITION

    Inspired my my sweet mom who thought a video game easter egg was a literal egg (it just means something cool hidden in a movie or game) anyone who chooses this reward gets Everything in Ya Ha Ha You Found Me PLUS more egg themed goodies!

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    SACRED REALM

    Get a signed copy of the game that cemented Narcissa's reputation as a goddess of gaming: The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time. AND go toe-to-toe with Narcissa in Smash Ultimate!

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    ASSOCIATE PRODUCER

    See your name in lights! This perk gets you an associate producer credit on the film. You'll also receive exclusive updates and one forty-five minute call or voice chat with director Jane M. Wagner.

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    THE 18:10

    Narcissa Wright made video game history when she beat The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time in 18 minutes and 10 seconds. This reward celebrates that epic achievement by including each and every award on offer, PLUS a custom N64 controller!

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    CO-PRODUCER

    Get an inside view into the filmmaking process! This perk gets you co-producer credit. You'll also receive an invitation to a rough cut screening to watch the film with the producing team and members of the film industry.

    *Screening will be in NYC
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    EARLY BIRD: MASTER SWORD EARRINGS

    We can't make this film without your help! To reward our early supporters, we're offering the first ten people to snatch this reward all the goodies in Hero of Time, plus a pair of master sword earrings!

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    BOSS KEY

    We're so grateful for your support that we've leveled up this reward! Everything in the Hero of Time, plus an additional mini poster of your choice!

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    TRIFORCE OF WISDOM

    Learn about the history and philosophy of speedrunning —and how to start planning runs yourself—with a signed copy of "Speedrunning Science: A Long Guide to Short Playthroughs" by Eric "Omnigamer" Koziel.

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    ADVANCED SCREENING

    You and a friend will attend an advanced screening of BREAK THE GAME and go out to dinner with the filmmakers.

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