News|March 1, 2013 3:27 pm By

From Bedrooms to Billions Starts up ‘Second’ Kickstarter Project for Documentary Film on the UK Games Industry

Filmmakers Anthony Caulfield & Nicola Caulfield have recently announced that they have launched a second Kickstarter campaign to assist with the funding of the two hour documentary movie that tells the story of the UK Video Games Industry called ‘From Bedrooms to Billions’.

Last year they launched a highly successful campaign on rival crowdfunding site Indiegogo to raise funds to start the filming, with their movie even being placed in the top 12 movie projects of the year by the US site, the only non-US film to do so out of thousands of entries.
‘From Bedrooms to Billions’ is a two hour feature length documentary film telling the remarkable, true story of the British Video Games Industry from 1979 to the present day and how the creativity and vision of a relatively small number of individuals allowed the UK to play a key, pioneering role in the shaping of the billion dollar video games industry which today, dominates the modern world’s entertainment landscape.
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Featuring interviews with key contributors to the UK story in video game development, publishing and journalism from over the last 40 years, combined with compelling archive, ‘From Bedrooms to Billions’ is the first to attempt to bring this fascinating story together starting in the late 70′s, spanning ‘Thatcher’s Britain’ of the 80′s and culminating in the dramatic shift of fortunes for the UK Video Games Industry by the late 90′s and beyond. The film celebrates the importance of this era and why it has become such a landmark period in the history of British invention, creativity and industry.

The ‘From Bedrooms to Billions’ project went live on Kickstarter earlier in the week and it has already achieved over £13,000 out of the £18,000 target amount, additionally anyone who supports the project will receive content such as a copy of the film or gaming related items.