Melbourne, Australia, Monday 12th August 2013; Melbourne-based film makers; StudioBento, today released a final teaser video for their upcoming film Gameloading: Rise of the Indies, which successfully reached it funding target on Kickstarter yesterday with 3 days to go.

The new teaser video features game developers from PAXAus and focuses on why indie developers should showcase their games at PAX. Featuring prominent indie game developers Alexander Bruce (Antichamber), Phil Larson (Halfbrick) and Pax founder Jerry Holkins.

“Seeing the number of indie studios on display under one roof was incredible to witness. We have been dealing with so many Australian indie studios and seeing them all on display at once was an amazing sight. This was a great taste to what is to come for us as we are super excited to be visiting PAXPrime and focusing on the IndieMEGABOOTH” added Lester Francois of StudioBento.

The video can been seen here: http://youtu.be/G9wbpdp4rCo

After 32 days the Kickstarter campaign ( http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/studiobento/gameloading-rise-of-the-indies) for the documentary film reached its funding goal of $50,000 with over 1000 backers pledging to ensure the film comes to life.

“Running the Kickstarter campaign for Gameloading: Rise of the Indies has been exhausting but the messages of support from our backers have been overwhelming. We have received comments and feedback from developers from all around the world telling us how much us making our film has inspired them and validated their decision to go indie. They all want to see this film get made which has humbled us.” said Francois.

Now that the campaign has succeeded StudioBento will be starting production and will be filming at PAXPrime and IndieCade followed by spending time with Itay Keren (Mushroom11) in New York and ThoseAwesomeGuys (Concerned Joe) in Romania. Along the way they will be picking up a string of interviews with prominent figures in the indie scene ” Kelly Wallick (IndieMEGABOOTH), Justin Ma (FTL), Jens Bergensten (Mojang), Kelle Santiago (thatgamecompany, OUYA), plus many more.

“We are so excited to now be able to complete the film we have been working so hard on for over a year. We have spent all this time so far shooting hours of research material and now we are eager to make a start with the main shoot.

It is becoming real now. We have locked in some of our main characters and we are thrilled to be able to spend time with them as they work. More importantly we will now be able to explore the global indie scene and get the holistic look we are after. There is a lot of work ahead of us and we look forward to continue to release short videos along the way.” Francois concluded.

Editors Notes:

REDDIT - AMA (Ask Me Anything): StudioBento has scheduled a AMA at reddit for Monday, 12th August, 3pm EST

The Kickstarter


The GameLoading Kickstarter campaign has reached its target goal with 1050 people pledging to help make the film a reality. The developer community continues to rally around the campaign with one of the developer tiers selling out and other developers donating their games towards additional game bundles. The total number of games in the bundles has increased to 23.

Trailer for the GameLoading Game Bundles: http://youtu.be/raHbPVOvuKk

“The developer community have really expressed their need for the film to become a reality. They are hungry for a film like ours. A groundswell of support has grown with developers from around the world with some offering up their games to be included in game bundles. These developers have been amazing in showing their support and donating their games.” Francois

To support the campaign and pledge please visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/studiobento/gameloading-rise-of-the-indies

Kickstarter: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/studiobento/gameloading-rise-of-the-indies

Media kit: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/9o1m69c7f317ukq/7Td0NcbiEp

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gameloadingtv

Twitter: https://twitter.com/gameloadingtv

About Studio Bento

Studio Bento is a digital studio in Melbourne, Australia that specialises in film and video production. Projects include TVCs, documentaries, interstitials, web-series, hype reels and branded content that are distributed across TV, Internet, DVD, Smart Phones and Cinema.

Studio Bento is managed by producer Lester Francois who has a background in narrative and factual entertainment. In addition to traditional media he is currently developing cross-platform projects for the web and mobile apps.


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