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Video Games: The Movie achieves funding, gets on those stretch goals


Video Games: The Movie aims to be the first in-depth, full-length documentary about the video game industry and culture, and it just passed its Kickstarter funding goal of $60,000 with 19 days remaining. It's stretch goal time.

If Video Games: The Movie reaches $80,000, the team will hire a celebrity for voice-over narration. At $100,000, the movie will include three to six licensed songs, and at $120,000, it'll get a complete original score from "a renowned band and/or composer."

Video Games: The Movie has collected more than $70,000 on Kickstarter already, and the project ends Tuesday, June 18 at 8:38 a.m.

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(DALLAS, TX) May 29, 2013 – Mediajuice Studios announced today that the Kickstarter campaign for its indie documentary film Video Games: The Movie has eclipsed its funding goal and will be able to complete post-production before its planned theatrical release.

Mediajuice reached its initial Kickstarter target of $60,000 in less than two weeks, and the money raised will be used to fund post-production on the film, to include editing, a musical score, motion graphics and the acquisition of licensed archival clips.

In addition to securing funding, Mediajuice has announced several new stretch goals including:
• $80k: A celebrity voice over narration
• $100k: Purchasing rights to use popular songs in the film
• $120k: A musical score created by a famous band and/or composer

"Video Games: The Movie is about an industry that I grew up with and love, the video game industry. We want people to gain an understanding of our industry and we want to dispel many of the outlandish fallacies that currently plague it," said Jeremy Snead, director of Video Games: The Movie and president of Mediajuice Studios. "The crowd funding route allowed us to go out to a community of like-minded people, who are as passionate about this industry as we are. We are eternally grateful to them for helping to bring this movie to the silver screen. Thank you."

Directed by Jeremy Snead, Video Games: The Movie will tackle many of today's hot button topics, including the questionable correlation between video games and violence, the exploration and elevation of video games as an art form, next-generation and future-generation gaming and the negative stereotypes that continue to plague the industry despite its popularity and commercial success.

Video Games: The Movie will future incisive interviews with the people who helped shaped the interactive entertainment industry, including Nolan Bushnell (founder of ATARI), Randy Pitchford, Cliff Bleszinski, and many others. At E3 2013, the Mediajuice team plans to capture additional industry interviews with a focus on international developers and next generation platforms.

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