More shoutouts! I've stumbled upon a couple of interesting documentaries that are in the process of being made, and wanted to share them. Both are related to the Nintendo of days gone by - the NES era!
First up, The NES Club - a documentary born out of a dare. One NES collector attempts to get the full NES game library in 30 days, without purchasing any of them online. The trailer explains it better:
As far as I can tell, there is no website dedicated to the film, but you can get updates on their Twitter account (@PyreProductions) and Facebook page (The NES Club), where Rob informs us (as of March 4th) that "The NES Club - A Video Game Documentary is in "Alpha" right now. A handful of screeners have gone out and we're awaiting feedback". It is due to be released later this year, I look forward to seeing it.
The other documentary is called The Power of Glove and is about - you guessed it - the Powerglove. I've never owned or used a Powerglove, but I've heard the horror stories and want to learn more about Nintendo's most infamous accessory. This doc doesn't seem to be as far along in the production stages as The NES Club, but they have put together a nifty little trailer on their website, thepowerofglove.com. You can follow their Twitter (@ThePowerOfGlove) and Facebook (The Power Of Glove) for updates, but they've gone a little quiet in recent months. I hope everything is still underway, as I'm interested in backing their Kickstarter campaign when it starts, and I just really want to see the film! The stuff about hacking the glove and using it for other things is fascinating to me. I've also offered my support by Tweeting them to ask if I bead the following picture, would they show it in the documentary?
I think it would be awesome, even if it was only on screen for a second or 2 - I'd be honoured! I'll let you know if they get back to me...
My name is Iain and my addiction is making pixel bead art. My main inspirations are comics, video games and movies.