Finally, at long last, after five years of toil and setbacks and magic and everything that could possibly delay its release, The Gamers: Dorkness Rising has reached the distributors. The folks at Anthem Pictures picked up our movie at the end of May. We're all pretty excited at Dead Gentlemen, seeing as how distribution has been the ultimate goal for this project since I poo-pooed the idea of a Gamers sequel back in 2003. Here's the press release in case you missed it.
Here's an example of how long this project has been going on: We started filming -- not pre-production, which is a whole other story, but the actual filming -- in January of 2005. Since then, Wifey and I moved to Los Angeles and I went to grad school at the AFI. Yes, between when we wrapped shooting and when the film finally comes out, I've gotten a Masters from film school.
Another bit of Gamers-related awesome: Dorkness' amazingly talented production designer, Matt DeMille, will be attending the AFI in the fall. He'll also be living in our apartment building, just four doors down the hall. Congrats, fellow Matt. You have more than a name for film.
DVDs of The Gamers: Dorkness Rising will be for sale on August 14 at Gen Con. We'll be at the Paizo booth pimping the movie. We'll also be at Comic con -- we'll be screening both The Gamers and Dorkness, though we don't have times yet. I'll post screening times when I have them.
Many thanks to Anthem Pictures for picking up our flim; to John Frank and Cindi at Epic Level for shepherding us through post-production (at enormous personal expense); to and all the Dead Gentlemen, for your friendship, support, and film craft; and to our literally dozens of fans worldwide. You have all been very patient, overly so.
I can't wait to do this again, as long as we tighten down the whole films-to-years ratio.
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