From Bedrooms to Billions is a new documentary by independent filmmakers Anthony and Nicola Caulfield (Nightfall Films) about the humble beginnings of video games, and how passionate gamers have transformed them into a billion dollar industry.
Here’s the trailer (which, very appropriately, is set to Pinball Wizard):
As someone who was practically born with a joystick in hand, I am very much looking forward to seeing this film. From the press release:
‘From Bedrooms to Billions’ is a film about the remarkable story of how a small number of individuals from around the world made up of enthusiasts, hobbyists, school kids, bedroom coders and entrepreneurs, whose vision and creativity pioneered in shaping the billion dollar games industry which today, dominates the modern entertainment landscape.
Fun stats time!
- Video games is the number one entertainment industry
- Over 70% of the world’s population plays video games
- By 2011, the worldwide gaming market will be worth $48.9 billion
The film is set to release in Autumn 2011.