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Indie Game: The Movie

Directors Lisanne Pajot, James Swirsky
Year 2012
Run Time 94min
Genre Documentary

This fun, fresh, tension-filled documentary shines the spotlight on the underdogs of the video game industry — the indie game designers who sacrifice money, health and sanity to realize lifelong dreams of sharing their unique visions with the world.

One pair of game developers awaits the release of their first major game, Super Meat Boy, on Xbox, while another developer unveils his game FEZ at a major expo. Following designers as they work to release the games they’ve spent years developing, Indie Game delves into the creative process of artists and entrepreneurs in the digital era.

Indie Game: The Movie lays bare the passion behind the pixels, revealing the sweat, tears and sleep deprivation that go into trying to make the latest gaming sensation.” — Nicolas Rapold, The New York Times


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Arts and Culture, Female Filmmaker

Original Language


Canadian Distributor

Pajot Household