Archive for: Kill Screen Videogame Film Festival

MEET THE FILMMAKERS AND WATCH “SUPER THERE WILL BE BLOOD”

MEET THE FILMMAKERS AND WATCH “SUPER THERE WILL BE BLOOD”

“Super There Will Be Blood” was one of the short films screened last Saturday at the Kill Screem Videogame Film Festival. It’s a hilarious one-minute long condensed version of Paul Thomas Anderson’s epic 2007 film There Will Be Blood, reimagined as an 8Bit nintendo game. Rooftop spoke to the filmmakers Adam & Owen of Tomfoolery Pictures about cinema, videogames and iconography and how they managed to bring this all together.

MEET THE FILMMAKER AND WATCH “MINECRAFT: THE STORY OF MOJANG”

MEET THE FILMMAKER AND WATCH “MINECRAFT: THE STORY OF MOJANG”

Last Saturday Rooftop screened an excerpt from the film Minecraft: The Story of Mojang, a documentary about Notch and the others behind the gaming phenomenon of Minecraft.efore the screening we had the chance to speak to Paul Owens of 2Player Productions about the process behind making the documentary as well as about his feelings about gaming culture in general.

MEET THE FILMMAKERS AND WATCH “8BITS”

MEET THE FILMMAKERS AND WATCH “8BITS”

Screened on Saturday at our Kill Screen event, “8BITS” is a short film which uses iconic videogame imagery and subverts them; questioning pervasive conceptions of the place of gaming in popular culture. Before the screening we had a chance to speak to the team behind 8BITS; it turned out to be very enlightening.

MEET THE FILMMAKER: CHRISTEN BACH (“BEAR_UNTITLED”)

MEET THE FILMMAKER: CHRISTEN BACH (“BEAR_UNTITLED”)

A hunter and a bear were in love, but now the bear no longer loves the hunter. Bear_Untitled, Christen Bach’s animated short takes an ironic approach to heartbreak that says quite a bit about real love in just a minute of 8-bit monotone. We spoke to Christen regarding how he conceived his intriguing work, and the relevance of video game aesthetics in deeply impassioned contexts.

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