Great news for the duo who created the amazing (I’m assuming) documentary Indie Game: The Movie as they have officially been recognized by the Sundance film festival for “Best Editing.” While I think most of us always knew that the movie was going to be great, we obviously have a much different perspective than many others in the nation. This kind of news is huge for everybody out there who is an aspiring game developer.
Here’s what filmmakers James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot had to say after receiving their award:
“We can not tell you how much this means to us and how completely and utterly our minds are blown. We shot over 300 hours of footage in making this film, and the edit was, by far, the most difficult aspect of the process. We couldn’t be more proud to receive this award.”
Like I said this is huge news for the gaming industry as a whole. I think many of us who enjoy gaming as their primary hobby take for granted the idea that video games are art and that this is a relevant and serious hobby/business. People who aren’t often interacting with video games or who don’t particularly care for them probably often see them as mere toys and nothing more. This documentary is, hopefully, helping to change the broader image.
Anyway, big congratulations to both. I, personally, can’t wait to see the movie, but then everybody already knew that.