Press Round up

SC2NewSCast Weekly Edit Season 2 Episode 3

February 7, 2012

On being at the end of the filming process: “Filmmakers are their own worst enemy. You’re very rarely going to find somebody that’s going to be like, ‘Yes, everything is perfect. We did everything we wanted to do, it was all fantastic.’ We also have a tendency to kind of shoot for ten things so that we can achieve five.”

Gimble and Arn Podcast Episode 2

January 30, 2012

On making computer games exciting, “We’re going to be relying on a lot of really fun graphics and editing tricks. We’ve already started talking about those and it’s fun because I have kind of a background in editing and I love that kind of post-production stuff.”

Bleeding Edge Gaming: Showmongous Episode 2

January 9, 2012

On the stars of the film: “We’ve been looking at everybody to see what is the most compelling storyline to come out of it. But all, I guess now 10 players on Evil Geniuses will make an appearance at some point.”

ESFI: SC2 Documentary Roundtable at MLG Providence

November 22, 2011

The strain of filming events: “One of the big things that nobody realizes about filmmaking in general is that our standard day is always over 12 hours and at one of these events our standard day is going to hit 16 to even sometimes 18. And we get very little sleep, and we’re running the whole time.”

Bleeding Edge Gaming: Good Game an Evil Geniuses Documentary

November 22, 2011

“The world of competitive video games has been here for years, and it’s growing a larger fan base every day. Evil Geniuses is one of the top ranked teams in the world. These guys live and breathe gaming.”

DC Shorts Filmmakers Share Tricks of the Trade
November 4th, 2011

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It’s a fascinating look at a subculture most Americans are unaware of – you can make a living playing video games? Key to her endeavor was winning the trust of her subjects. She did so by being a passionate gamer herself.

GameZone: Good Game: A Year in the Life of Team Evil Geniuses Starcraft 2 Team

October 27th, 2011

On explaining EG’s divisions: ” I think that’s going to be my biggest challenge in the film, because there aren’t really direct correlations to be made to traditional sports. I could explain how the SC2 team works, but then you have to explain that EG isn’t just an SC2 team, and not all of their divisions are structured the same way.”
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Her Film: Guest Post: Mary Ratliff on her film “Good Game”

October 20, 2011

Why professional gaming is like filmmaking: ” In order to be at the top, they must live and breathe what they do. While all of the players I am following are contracted and have sponsors, many are struggling to be able to play enough to stay competitive and make enough money to afford the travel and tournament fees.

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ESFI: “Good Game” director Mary Ratliff at IPL3

October 12, 2011

About Kickstarter: “I think everybody needs to look at that with a little bit of skepticism. My thought was, “what would make me feel comfortable donating,’ and so I felt like we wanted to make sure that we were showing people we’re not kidding around. We are going to stick with this.”

espMisio: Interview with Mary Ratliff (Good Game movie)

October 11, 2011

Choosing Evil Geniuses: “…despite Starcraft 2 being a relatively new competitive scene, EG has been in e-sports for a very long time. All of the players were veterans of either Brood War or another game, so I knew they had very interesting stories to tell and that they were serious about this as a career.”
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SC2NewSCast Weekly Edit #18

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

MLG DC as the inspiration for the film: “Seeing one of my favorite players in real life playing was just so much fun for me that I started realizing that this must be what sports fans feel like and so it just sort of came from there.”

WTR1BE: Interview with GG Movie’s Mary Ratliff

August 7, 2011

Our goals: My primary goal is to bring new fans to e-sports and Starcraft 2. It seems that even in the gaming community, there are people who hear the words “professional gamer” and immediately make assumptions and start reinforcing stereotypes.
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