Wednesday, September 04, 2013

BSG Editors Man Vs. Snake Documentary on Kickstarter

Former Battlestar Galactica editors Andrew Seklir and Tim Kinzy have made an exciting documentary film that they are turning to Kickstarter and you to help them fund the final post production work.

Among the premiums you can receive for various levels of financial support, there are a number of items that will be of interest to Battlestar Galactica fans including a limited reproduction of the Cylon War painting from Adama's quarters, to dining with the Admiral himself, Edward James Olmos.

So check out the video below, and read their press release and visit the Kickstarter page and pledge whatever amount you can to bring this fantastic project to completion.

Andrew Seklir Producer/Director, MAN VS SNAKE: The Long and Twisted tale of Nibbler



Direct link to press release on our official website.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 28, 2013 - In 1984, with a single quarter, a case of Mountain Dew and over 44 hours of continuous play, 16 year-old Timothy McVey (the gamer, not the bomber) recorded the highest score in video game history. 25 years later, inspired by rumors of a higher score, McVey embarks on an epic quest to regain his title by setting a new world record. Filmmakers Andrew Seklir and Tim Kinzy (former "Battlestar Galactica" editors) have chronicled this madcap odyssey in a new feature-length documentary MAN VS SNAKE: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler. They are now seeking to raise post-production funds through Kickstarter and currently 44% funded.

A window into the enduring subculture of competitive classic video gaming, MAN VS SNAKE is a funny and compelling tale that tells the story of “Nibbler” -- a little known but notorious classic arcade game unique for its ability to register a billion points -- and McVey, the first person in history to reach this remarkable milestone. In January 1984, with enough caffeine to drop a cow and a few friends to cheer him on, McVey fought fatigue, faulty joysticks, and "Nibbler" itself for over two days to register, finally, the world's first billion-point score. The film details McVey's historic achievement and follows his very personal, and at times poignant, present-day journey as he seeks to reclaim his record. Tim faces fierce competition from around the world and must fight to overcome his own demons (and the trials of middle age) or risk losing his legacy forever. The film reunites audiences with some of their favorite characters from KING OF KONG: Billy Mitchell (the renowned "Donkey Kong" champion who was a witness to McVey's first billion-point game) and Walter Day (who owned the arcade where it happened). With a quirky cast of international characters, a generous helping of profanity, unexpected twists and turns, the film has humor and edge. It not only succeeds in documenting one of the more interesting events from the classic era, but proves to be a powerful tale of the triumph of the human spirit as well.

Five years in the making, the film wrapped principal photography this summer and is currently in post-production. The film is seeking finishing funds on Kickstarter and is offering some unique "Battlestar Galactica" related rewards as well as an original poster and signed concept artwork by Don Bluth, the legendary animator (SECRET OF NIHM, XANADU, ROBIN HOOD) famous for design the video games DRAGON'S LAIR and SPACE ACE.

Links :

Official Kickstarter Page.

Official Website.

Official Email.

And check out this interview with the film makers by Patrick Scott Patterson on YouTube:

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