I want to travel across the country to shoot a documentary on highly expressive videogames and the people who make them. I don't know why, but right now just strikes me as the right time for this kind of project. I set to work about a month ago, using equipment borrowed from a community center here in town, and interviewed a friend whose games I've been a fan of for awhile. It worked out pretty well, and I've also been able to speak with others as they've come down for the Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco.
So, from there, I figured it's time to take this show on the road.
I'd like to drive all over the country over the course of a month, late this summer, and interview as many independent game developers as I can find, from every different stripe. Then, I'll edit the footage into a documentary, which I'll give away freely over the Internet, for the world to enjoy.
In order to do this, I'm going to need your help. I need to raise $22,000, and every dollar counts. If you can't donate, you can still help tremendously by spreading the word to anyone you think might have the slightest interest in seeing this movie made.
The funds will go mainly to equipment purchases -- a camera, a van, lights, microphones, a computer for editing in the field -- all of which I'll turn over to Silicon Valley De-Bug (www.siliconvalleydebug.com -- the community center which lent me the equipment I mentioned earlier) once production is complete; essentials like insurance, food and lodging for myself and a small crew (three total), and fuel for the trip; a wage for my crew and myself, so we can all keep a roof over our heads once the trip is over.
Thanks, everyone, for all your support!