So, while we're working away on a video (maybe videos) about TIGJam Winnipeg, we thought we'd share some other short films* we've made about indies over the past year.
Here's a story about the Debreuil Brothers of Miami, Canada (yes there's a Miami in Canada.) They started out at the birth of Flash making animations (for big clients like Fox Sports and Seame Street). Now, they've put their service work on hold to follow their dream of making games for the XBox. You can read more Robin programming stuff here and Sandy's comic strip here.
We've also filmed with the team from Complex Games, led by Noah Decter-Jackson and Adrian Cheater. Great guys, great heart - some cool stuff from them should be coming out soon. Follow them on Facebook.
Now, Chris Chuckery doesn't make games, but he does do some pretty cool art. Chris is a prominent comic book colorist who has coloured almost every major comic you can imagine (inclu. Spiderman, X-Men, Star Wars, Green Lantern and much more.) His company's name is Frogrocket, and here's his blog.
And, if you haven't seen it, here's the film we did on game developer, Alec Holowka of Infinite Ammo (Aquaria, Paper Moon, and the upcoming Marian).
*All these shorts were part of a 45 min documentary we made for New Media Manitoba, our local new media association. They gave us an amazing opportunity to make films about some great artists, and from that experience, this doc idea was born. A Big Thanks to New Media Manitoba a) for giving us an outlet to create b) existing. We're really lucky to have an organization like that here in Manitoba!