A poster has been released for From Bedrooms to Billions, an upcoming documentary by Anthony Caulfield and Nicola Caulfield, which looks into the birth, the history, and growth of the multi-billion video game industry, from its more humble origins to the giant, thriving industry that it has become today. The film boasts interviews with major players in video game development, publishing, and journalism over the last 40 years. Special thanks to Thumb Culture for the information, poster, and trailer.
According to the creators, “From Bedrooms to Billions will tell the remarkable and true story of how the creativity and vision of only a small number of individuals from around the world pioneered in shaping the video games industry, which today is a billion dollar business. What’s so fascinating is how what was originally nothing more than a scientific curiosity snowballed into the industry we have today. As we started putting this film together we uncovered so many incredible stories, these people had to literally make up an industry as they went, some were very successful, but others were not so, however collectively we felt it a strong story that’s long overdue and should make a wonderful movie.”
The film is set to be released on Autumn of 2011 and the film’s distributor, Nightfall Films, has stated that they are hoping for some kind of an online premier in addition to traditional distribution methods, given the subject matter.
The poster can be viewed above this article and the film’s trailer can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43bH0ZezSGg
Be prepared to hear near-forgotten classic words like Zork and Pitfall.
The film’s official website is at http://www.frombedroomstobillions.com/