ACT Cinema Club Documentary screening: “Indie Game: The Movie”
ACT Cinema Club invites you to a documentary screening of “Indie Game: The movie” in the AV Room, New Building, ACT.
“Indie Game: The Movie” is the first feature documentary film about making video games. It looks specifically at the underdogs of the video game industry, indie game developers, who sacrifice money, health and sanity to realize their lifelong dreams of sharing their visions with the world.
After two years of painstaking work, designer Edmund McMillen and programmer Tommy Refenes await the release of their first major game for Xbox, Super Meat Boy—the adventures of a skinless boy in search of his girlfriend, who is made of bandages. At PAX, a major video-game expo, developer Phil Fish unveils his highly anticipated, four-years-in-the-making FEZ. Jonathan Blow considers beginning a new game after creating Braid, one of the highest-rated games of all time. Four developers, three games, and one ultimate goal— to express oneself through a video game.
“Indie Game: The Movie” is about the creative process and putting yourself out there through your work. It’s a journey many filmmakers, creators, artists, entrepreneurs - many people, can relate to in the digital era. The documentary was made by 2 people from Winnipeg, Canada, Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky, the directors/ producers / cinematographers / editors / distributors of the film, and it was one of the first films to be born on Kickstarter. It was funded in part by 2 successful crowd-funding campaigns.
The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012, where it won the Best Editing Award in World Documentary Cinema and was optioned by HBO and Scott Rudin.
“Indie Game: The Movie” is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and one of top reviewed movies of 2012 on Rotten Tomatoes. It has been selected for many festivals including SXSW, the Game Developers Conference, Hot Docs and Sheffield Doc/Fest. The film continues to screen all over the world and is available in 20 languages.