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U.K. retro video games film needs your help to make it to the big screen

on 22 June 2012

Two filmmakers plan to produce a 90 minute documentary movie that focuses on the U.K. game industry from 1979 to 1996 if they can raise $35,000 in funding.

Bedroom to Billions is being put together by Anthony and Nicola Caulfield who need to raise another $31,000 if they’re to reach their goal and get the movie into production.

The duo has already pitched the idea to filmmakers but have had no interest. "What suprised us, though, was the complete lack of interest for such an important story in the history of British Invention and Industry - surely it is something that must be documented," Antony Caulfield told Eurogamer.

Caldfield concludes the interview with a plea to gamers –

"Please, all you gamers, help us to tell this wonderful story!

"The UK TV establishment feel that gaming is niche and that this is not an important enough subject. The story of the UK Video Games Industry is one of eccentric enthusiasm, crazy antics, almost a 'Wild West New Frontier that made itself up as it went along that contributed many games and franchises that many take for granted today.

The UK games story is very different from the rest of the world. Therefore we want to finally document this in one hell of a film that will stand the test of time and be remembered! Even if you just drop a tenner in the hat or pre-order a copy of the film it would be incredibly appreciated."

"We need you to make this happen!," he stressed.

For more information on the film, which has already completed pre-production and is ready to hit production phase, check out Indiegogo, where you can also contribute and view a video about the project.