A talented team of Filmmakers are putting together a film documenting the Rise and Fall of the Amiga. They just need a little help with funding. Please read on.
You can make a difference today by pledging a small donation to make this happen.
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This is a unique opportunity to purchase a DVD charting the entire history of the Amiga. There will be familiar faces and interviews shown including the legendary Eric Schwartz; the creator of all those cartoon animations foreinstance Amy the Squirrel and Superfrog you probably watched over and over again when you was in your teens.
This DVD will be both informative and entertaining and will include many exclusive interviews with key figures that made the Amiga possible
Please visit the URL below and make your pledge today, there is absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain.
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been to http://www.amigafilm.com and have seen the trailer, and are likely an Amiga user or general fan. But if that’s not the case, here’s the general pitch:
In 1985, a powerful new kind of computer was born. It was 10 years ahead of its time, and ready to take on Microsoft, IBM and Apple for control of the PC market. The Amiga computer revolutionized video, multimedia and digital art, with Andy Warhol being a big advocate. It was also known for being a fantastic video games machine. Despite the computer’s manufacturer going bankrupt in early 1990’s, the Amiga has a huge cult following worldwide to this day. This film documents the rise and fall of the Amiga in the marketplace, and gives an inside look at the passionate and eccentric community that surrounds it. We’ve got in-depth interviews with the Amiga’s designers, engineers and advocates, and we’ll be shooting even more. This is a compelling and unique documentary, rich with animation and a distinctive style. Viva Amiga is also being written and directed by an Amiga user – me, Zach Weddington! Without the Amiga, I seriously doubt my career in film and animation would be where it is today.
Rather than just ask for donations, we’ve decided to give everyone some cool stuff in return, so take a look at the great rewards we’re offering at the various donation levels. These packages we’re offering now at these prices will only be available to Kickstarter donators, so don’t miss the chance to get this stuff and help fund the film. All donations for packages include shipping!
Your donations will enable us to complete the film. Here are some big names that we’ve already filmed so far:
Jeff Porter – Former Commodore Engineer – in charge of hardware develepment. He gave us the 500.
Dave Haynie – Former Commodore Engineer – best known for the Amiga 3000. He shot the infamous „Deathbed Vigil“ video.
Bil Herd – Former Commodore Engineer, Principal Enginneer on the Commodore 128 and others…
Andy Finkel – Former Commodore Engineer – software
Jason Scott – Computer Historian, Writer (www.textfiles.com), and Filmmaker (BBS – The Documentary, Get Lamp)
RJ Mical, legendary video game industry pioneer, Workbench designer, and part of the original Amiga design team, has just signed on to be interviewed.
Eric Schwartz, well-known Amiga animator, will appear in the film as well. He has also offered to do some special graphics for the film.
My long-time friend and expert animator Maksim Bondarev has also just signed on with the film! He’ll be creating 3-D models of all the major Amiga models that will be used for animated sequences in the film…..
…and several other important Amiga journalists, scenesters and engineers too.
Oh yeah, let’s not forget about the kick-ass soundtrack being composed by Amiga mod scene musician Zoë Blade
I want to thank you SO much for your support so far. This project is moving along great now. But we need your help. You may place a pre-order for one of our cool packages or simply donate. We’ve set a goal of $25,000 for pre-orders/donations, but honestly that is the bare minimum we need to pull this off. I’d love to see it soar much higher. The more donations and/or pre-orders we receive, the better the film will be. You have no idea of the costs we will encounter – travel fees, lab/post-production costs, legal fees… it goes on and on. Please help!
So please head on over to our kickstarter.com page and place your pre-order now!