Our film reached its $15,000 goal on November 6 with 150 wonderful backers!!!!! Those four weeks were quite trying, but we gave it our all and got one step closer to making the film with the help of media, friends, family, and strangers who believed in us.
Now, almost a month later, we are about to fly out to 5 cities and interview 10 individuals. It’s almost unbelievable.
With the funding we received, we were able to get the equipment we needed, purchase airplane tickets, lodging, as well as car rental to transport our equipment to filming locations. We still have some saved up for a future trip, which will most likely happen in March if scheduling goes according to plan (but we still have several logistics to work out before we solidify those plans).
But right now, there is next week! We fly out December 10 for an amazing week of nothing but interviewing key figures in the initial development of one of the biggest industries in existence and individuals who passionately love and know that history! Please follow us on Twitter and Facebook for continual photo updates of our first trip in our production phase! You can expect a post-trip blog about our adventures, surprises, and hopefully limited or lack of mishaps, while producing this film! Thanks for following us 🙂
After work on Friday, right after rush hour traffic, we were set to join Yamila Avendano and Andy Ruiz from Twinfinite for an interview.
We sat there super excited to finally get to see each other after a few months of following them on Twitter and Youtube and reading up on the games they were playing. This team of games journalists are truly exceptional, and we can definitely relate to their small start and aspirations to greatness in the realm of video games.
Just a few moments after taking a seat, we look up and there they are with their camera ready and welcoming smiles. We found a spot with less noise and started with the interview. It was the first face to face interview we had the privilege of participating in, and we appreciated the fact we got to carry an ongoing dialogue about our film. As fellow gamers interested in the origins of the industry, we spoke with ease and transparency about our passion for this project, the content we want to cover, our plan of action and experience, and the challenges we’ve faced in our Kickstarter campaign. We can’t wait to see it up and share it with all of you. We loved the whole thing so much that later that night we agreed on having some pizza slices with the members of the team and talk games sometime in the future.
You can follow Twinfinite on Twitter. I am very thankful to Twinfinite and to all of you who have shown incredible support. Keep sharing about our film with your friends.
The deadline may appear far, but time seems to be moving all too quickly and the funds aren’t catching up. If you truly believe that this an awesome idea, please help us in whatever way you can so that we can make it happen for us and for all of you. Here’s the all too familiar link http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1128229743/world-1-1