From Bedrooms to Billions
A scientific curiosity that sparked a revolution
For immediate release: Filmmakers Anthony Caulfield&Nicola Caulfield have announced they have begun production on a documentary feature film titled‘From Bedrooms to Billions’ which looks at the early pioneering years of the video game industry. The film, which is slated to have an Autumn 2011 release is the first to attempt to bring this fascinating story together and will feature interviews with virtually every main player in video game development, publishing and journalism over the last 40 years. Producer, Anthony Caulfield said“From Bedrooms to Billions will tell the remarkable and true story of how the creativity and vision of only a small number of individuals from around the world pioneered in shaping the video games industry, which today is a billion dollar business. What’s so fascinating is how what was originally nothing more than a scientific curiosity snowballed into the industry we have today. As we started putting this film together we uncovered so many incredible stories, these people had to literally make up an industry as they went, some were very successful, but others were not so, however collectively we felt it a strong story that’s long overdue and should make a wonderful movie”
As well as traditional film distribution methods, Nightfall Films have stated that due to the movie’s subject matter they would like the film to have an on-line premiere and are discussing teaming up with a website to make this happen.
A teaser trailer as well as further information on‘From Bedrooms to Billions’ can be found at the film’s official website www.frombedroomstobillions.com or by emailing Anthony Caulfield at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Also the Facebook page for the film can be visited at http://www.facebook.com/pages/From-Bedrooms-to-Billions/136306856397331?v=photos&ref=ts#!/pages/From-Bedrooms-to-Billions/136306856397331?v=wall
Nightfall Film’s own website can be found at www.nightfallfilms.co.uk
About the filmmakers
Nicola Caulfield&Anthony Caulfield
Nicola and Anthony’s background is very much self-taught, writing, producing, filming, editing and directing. After many years of working freelance on a multitude of productions, they together established their own production company and started producing their own material.
They produced the comedy sketch show“Hals Hangover” and the short films“The Majestic Side” and“Night of your Life” which won high praise at the 1997 BAFTA Short Film Competition. Their short film“Crossroadz” was chosen by the UK’s Home Office and Youth Justice Board in 2004 as a primary educational tool for young teenagers because of its successful portrayal of issues relevant to youths.
In 2005 they were commissioned by the government of Macau to produce a film on the East Asian Games.
Nicola and Anthony have also produced various documentaries for TV Broadcasters including The Story of the Young Ones, (which went to the top of the UK DVD charts in 2007), Doctor Who - Stripped for Action’, George Michael– FAITH for Sony Music as well as films on Jeff Wayne’s War of the Worlds, Gogol Bordello and the world music TV series Soundcheck at Momo’s. Their acclaimed film, Pink Floyd - Pulse was distributed theatrically with TV screenings all over the world.
They worked with rock guitarist Brian May on development of material for his book on 3D stereo photography that was released in 2009.
In 2010 Nicola and Anthony released their second feature film, the documentary movie ‘Immodesty Blaize Presents– Burlesque Undressed’ which has been distributed and screened world-wide via EMI Film Distribution and More2Screen. The film has now been released on DVD globally with screenings and distribution already across the world including UK, USA, Japan, France, Spain, Holland, Italy and Germany.