Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky win the world cinema documentary editing prize at the Sundance Film Festival (Jamel Countess)
They did it. They won. Indie Game: The Movie won the world cinema documentary editing prize at the Sundance Film Festival.
Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky's documentary chronicling video game developers has caught the attention of the movie industry. This win comes hot on the heels of the news that producer Scott Rudin and HBO optioned the rights to adapt the film for TV.
The pair is overwhelmed by the news. "We can not tell you how much this means to us and how completely and utterly our minds are blown," they stated on the Indie Game website. "We shot over 300 hours of footage in making this film, and the edit was, by far, the most difficult aspect of the process. We couldn't be more proud to receive this award."
"The festival's belief in this little film has very much changed our lives. It's been amazing, hugely educational and most importantly, endlessly inspiring."