You may have heard that we are helping to get a full-length documentary made about competitive pinball. Check this link for a short promo from the filmmaker: https://go.rallyup.com/skill-shot-pinball-movie
The idea was to have the doc culminate at IFPA17, and feature the stories of all the players, their competitive challenges, and boost recognition for our sport.
Since IFPA17 has been pushed out to May/June 2021, we’ve got some extra time to raise money and get the filmmakers an even better budget. Some footage has already been completed from tournaments here at The Pinball Asylum in Florida. They also plan to film competition at TPF this year.
Award-winning filmmaker Joe Granato (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm6648047/) made his first film about the home-brew Nintendo world-- The New 8-Bit Heros (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4568312/). Joe has got Adam F. Goldberg (https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1104057/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1) on-board as Executive Producer, creator of The Goldbergs (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2712740/).
Selling the finished documentary to Netflix is the ultimate goal of the filmmakers, but to do so they have to be able to make a great film. Making a great film takes money, and thus was born the idea of doing raffles and giving away pinball machines.
Half of the money raised with the raffles will go directly to the filmmakers to pay for production costs. The other half will go to buying a pinball machine for the winner of each raffle.
***All contributors that participate in our raffles will get a “Thank You” in the film credits.
Our hope is that this film might widen the audience for competitive pinball.
You can help by spreading the word, and if you are able, buying a few raffle tickets.