Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky, producers of Indie Game: The Movie (Ian McCausland)
Hitting up strangers online to fund your movie is pretty gutsy. But that's just what Winnipeggers Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky did to produce their doc Indie Game: The Movie. And that move is paying off.
Indie Game makes its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival in the World Documentary Category, in January 2012. Over 750 documentaries were submitted and only 14 are chosen in this category.
The documentary is kind of like The Social Network for the gaming world. It follows a community of video game developers, as they create and release their games into the world.
The Sundance Film Festival is the top film festival for independent cinema. Many documentaries have premiered at Sundance and gone on to be nominated for the Oscars, including The Cove, Waiting for Superman, Super Size Me, and Man on Wire.