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Winnipeg Filmmakers Debuting Documentary at Sundance

November 30, 2011 4:23 PM | Entertainment

Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky are the creative local minds behind 'Indie Game: The Movie.' (IAN MCCAUSLAND PHOTO)

Two Winnipeg filmmakers will have their work screened in front of an international audience when their film “Indie Game: The Movie” premieres at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky are the directors and producers behind the film, which centres around the making of video games. The two have been working on the film for more than a year, and have gathered stories from game developers from across North America.

“We’ve have done all the producing, directing, cinematography, editing, and writing for the feature film and all the web videos made during the process,” Pajot said in a news release.

The film raised $100,000 through the support of the gaming community, two successful Internet crowd-sourcing campaigns and personal savings.

The 96-minute documentary follows the dramatic journeys of video game developers as they create and release their games to the world.

After premiering at Sundance January 19-29, a special screening will be held at the Winnipeg Art Gallery on Friday, February 3. Tickets are available at IndieGameTheMovie.com. A Q&A session will follow.

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