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Two Winnipeg filmmakers are going to Sundance early next year to première their documentary Indie Game: The Movie.
Co-directors Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky say the film is an official selection in the World Documentary competition in the 2012 edition of the festival set for Jan. 19-29.
The film raised its $100,000 budget "through personal savings and the support of the gaming community through two successful internet crowd-sourcing campaigns," Pajot said.
The film follows video game developers as they create and release their games to the world, including Edmund McMillen and Tommy Refenes, creators of the Xbox game Super Meat Boy and Phil Fish, who spent four years in near-seclusion creating the highly-anticipated game: FEZ. The film also tells the story of one of the highest-rated video games of all time, Braid.
"We’ve been working on the project for over a year, gathering stories from game developers all over North America," Pajot said.
"We are exceptionally thrilled, humbled and, actually, kind of numbed by this honour," Pajot said.
After Sundance, the film will have a special screening in Winnipeg at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on Feb. 3. Tickets are available through their website at www.indiegamethemovie.com.