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INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE

(2012)
94 mins | Documentary |
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Director: James Swirsky Lisanne Pajot

Writer(s): n/a

Star(s): Jonathan Blow, Phil Fish, Edmund McMillen, Tommy Refenes

Synopsis:

This fun, fresh, tension-filled documentary shines the spotlight on the underdogs of the video game industry — the indie game designers who sacrifice money, health and sanity to realize lifelong dreams of sharing their unique visions with the world.

One pair of game developers awaits the release of their first major game, Super Meat Boy, on Xbox, while another developer unveils his game FEZ at a major expo. Following designers as they work to release the games they’ve spent years developing, Indie Game delves into the creative process of artists and entrepreneurs in the digital era.

“Indie Game: The Movie lays bare the passion behind the pixels, revealing the sweat, tears and sleep deprivation that go into trying to make the latest gaming sensation.”
— Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times


    About the Director

    Lisanne Pajot

    Pajot and Swirsky jointly founded the film production company BlinkWorks in 2010, and created their first feature film, Indie Game: The Movie. They also made the 2014 follow-up film Indie Game: Life After. Previously, Pajot produced documentaries and lifestyle TV with the CBC.

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    Lesson Plans Available for this title:
    • English - 9, 10, 11, 12
    • Media - 11, 12

    Screening Language Options:
    • English Language with French Subtitles

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