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Indie Game: The Movie nabs TV deal with HBO

- January 23rd, 2012

Indie Game: The Movie, a beautiful-looking Canadian documentary about the plight of struggling indie game designers, has picked up a major TV deal just one day after screening at Sundance.

HBO and heavyweight producer Scott Rudin (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Social Network, Moneyball) will re-make Indie Game: The Movie into a half-hour fictional series.

Filmmakers Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky react to the news on the film’s Facebook page:

We are ecstatic about the possibilities of working with this team. All you need to do is look at the list of HBO series titles & Scott Rudin’s IMDB and you can see why we think this is a brilliant thing. We want to see this show happen. We want to watch this show.

Indie Game: The Movie is an exceptionally sincere piece of work. It’s about the struggles, talent and dynamics that go into creating something personal; something different. It’s about the good and the bad that comes from completely dedicating your life to a piece of work that you want to share with the world.

In the film, sometimes the road to creating that piece of work is a little bumpy and doesn’t go as smoothly as planned. And that’s a little bit of what’s happening here.

The doc premieres this side of the border in Winnipeg on Feb. 3, with screenings in other Canadian cities to follow.

Via the Globe and Mail via Deadline New York.

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