I love independent film. A long time ago, in the time of dragons, I used to want to make movies myself. So when I see something special, I feel like it’s my job as a film nerd to plug the hell out of it. I’m elated excited to bring you an interview with Mr. Nicholas McCarthy who just recently returned from Sundance 2011 in support of his moody thriller “The Pact”. Growing up on horror films it takes a lot to make the hair on my arms stand up and having recently watched The Pact, I can say with total sincerity that Mr. McCarthy has the directing chops to scare the crap out of you.
We’ve been following the progress of Indie Game: The Movie for quite some time and were excited to hear how the project fared at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Much like ourselves, the folks behind IGTM are huge supporters of the magic that is gaming, and we’re ecstatic to share this breaking news with you. According to a a variety of sources as well at their own social media updates, IGTM has been optioned by HBO to be made into a series. Exactly what type of series remains to be seen, but it more than likely won’t be another version of The Office. “HBO has optioned IGTM for the basis of a (fictional) series. It is NOT a comedy. It is NOT a sitcom.” In reality this isn’t just a victory for IGTM, but for gamers everywhere. Raising awareness of the rigors of independent game creation will only serve to increase the respect and legitimacy of the industry.