Screening Tour Part 1

Hi from LA!

Sorry it’s been so long between updates – touring with the film is a wild ride and a lot more work than we anticipated.

Since our last update we’ve had six screenings in four cities. We had an AMAZING response at our premiere! We had two sold out screenings in San Francisco during GDC week. The response to the film has been overwhelmingly positive and more than we could have ever hoped for. We had the audience live tweet during the screenings and we were trending on Twitter – just below Harrison Ford!

GDC Premiere Screening


Thanks so much for all the great feedback – we can’t even begin to express how good it feels to know you like the film! It’s been a huge undertaking and now it all feels worth it. Thank you!

After our GDC premiere we flew to Boston early the next morning for another screening at PAXEast. We had a great turnout despite the 10pm time slot. We also got to play some JS Joust at PAX! After PAXEast we were lucky enough to be invited to MIT where the Boston Indie Collective hosted a screening and Q&A. It was amazing to visit such an iconic institution.



MIT Screening


Our next stop was Austin for our first Gathr screening at the Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline. The Alamo is a really cool theatre chain and it was amazing to show the film there. We filmed some of GameLoading at the Lakeline cinema during Fantastic Arcade in 2013 so it was great to return for a screening. We had a good turnout from the Austin Indie community.

After our Austin screening we had a booth at the SXSW Games Expo where we spruiked the film at our very first booth. We have a lot more respect for the indies we’ve interviewed now – manning a booth is hard work!



Then, after eating WAY too many tacos we flew to Chicago which turned out to take a LOT longer than expected due to bad weather – 17 hours rather than 4.

Anna passed out at Atlanta airport - 5AM


We had two screenings Thursday night in Chicago and New York. Our New York screening was hosted by the NYU Games Centre and Bit Bash hosted our Chicago screening at Lincoln Hall. We had an amazing turnout in Chicago and it was great to meet some of the indie community afterwards.

Chicago Screening

Upcoming Screenings

We have lots of screenings coming up and lots more in the works.


Portland: Clinton Street Theatre- April 6 –

Seattle: EMP Museum – April 7 – 7.30pm


Brussels: Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival  – April 14

Norway: Hamar Film Festival – April 16 –

Germany: A MAZE Berlin – April 23

There are 3 more Gathr (theatre on demand) screenings scheduled for the US. These screenings need still need to tip – a certain number of tickets need to be sold by their deadline for them to go ahead.

Saint Louis: Tivoli Theatre, April 13, 7.30pm – DEADLINE: Apr 3, 2015

Salt Lake City: Megaplex Theatres at The Gateway, April 23, 7.30pm – DEADLINE: Apr 13, 2015

Charlotte: Ayrsley Grand Cinemas, April 13, 7.30pm – DEADLINE: Apr 13, 2015

If you’re interested in attending any of the screenings above please buy your tickets soon and spread the word about the screening. You can book tickets via in the Gathr window. Just type the postcode of the screening you’d like to attend.

Lots of people have been in touch to request screenings around the world – from New Zealand, to Iceland to Zambia!! This is so exciting!! We are currently arranging these and will keep you updated. If you’re interested in hosting a screening you can either request one via Gathr (currently only available in the US) on our website or get in touch with us –

Thanks to Intel and Unity for sponsoring our US tour! Intel also couriered us a laptop when one of ours died – double thanks Intel!

Intel and Unity Roadshow Sponsors!



Our launch date for the film was going to be April 14 but after consulting with Steam we have had to push it back a week to April 21. The reason for this is that GTA V changed their release date to April 14 and Mortal Combat is released the same day. Steam want to give us proper promotional space on the platform and suggested we move our release date. We also know we won’t get the press coverage in that week if we are going up against GTA and Mortal Combat (both games we love!). We are sorry everyone has to wait another week but getting as much exposure on the Steam store and in the press will ensure the first week success we are hoping for. This success will help us make the future films we have planned about games culture.


Anna and Lester

More Screenings Ahead!

Hey everyone,

A small update today with some information about upcoming screenings, where you can see the film on the big screen! There’s also some info on how you can get involved with hosting a screening too.

We’re using the Theatre on Demand service, Gathr to market the film in the lead up to our online release mid April. We want to get GameLoading to a wider audience, who may not have heard of the film. If you’re interested in going to a screening jump online now and book you tickets to ensure the screening goes ahead.

Oak Park, Illinois – Lake Theater – April 22, 7.00pm

South Hadley, Massachusetts -Tower Theaters – March 31, 7.30pm

Portland, Oregon – Clinton Street Theatre – April 6, 7.30pm

You can buy tickets from the Gathr link on our website. You can also host your own screening via this link.

There are also some non-Gather screenings happening around the world too:

April 1 – Melbourne, Australia – 7pm Palace Kino Cinema Tickets –

April 1 – Sydney, Australia – 6:30pm Palace Chauvel Cinema. Double feature with ‘Us & The Game Industry’ Tickets –

April 4 – Seattle, US – EMP Museum, more details to come!

April 7-19 – Brussels, Belgium – Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival

April 22-25 – Berlin, Germany – A MAZE Festival


Look out for more screenings to come! And remember new ones are happening all the time. Twitter is the best place to keep up with all things GameLoading so go ahead and follow us @gameloadingtv and there’s also our Facebook.

Special thanks to Intel and Unity for sponsoring our US tour! They have been amazing and without these guys, we might have been camping out on the street, so we’re very thankful for their support.

We can’t wait to finally share the film with everyone soon!! So close!

Thanks again for your support.

Lester and Anna


Screenings Update and the Home Stretch!

Hey everyone!

Great news! GameLoading: Rise of the Indies is complete! After much work in recent weeks the film is finished and being sent to our online and theatre platforms. Yay!



The last few weeks has been very stressful as we struggled to complete the last few elements of post-production. The online edit and end credits were killer!! Once you see the volume of names and graphics in the end credits you will see why it was so much work for our small team. We hope you’re excited to see your name in lights!

We are ready to roll out the film, initially in theatres and finally online.

We will have a month of screenings around the US powered by Gathr which will culminate with a screening in Seattle at the EMP Museum. Through Gathr you can request a screening in your hometown! Demand a screening now:

Australian Premiere – Melbourne & Sydney: April 2nd – Venues TBC

Belgium Premiere – Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival: 7-19 April

German Premiere – A MAZE/Berlin: April 22-25

We are also organising screenings in other parts of the world. If you want to help organise a screening in your hometown we can help make that happen. Email us at and we’ll see what we can do.

Online – we are still working out the dates for our online release. At this stage it looks like it will be early April. Because of the technical setbacks we had in the last few weeks our online release has been pushed back from March to April. Once we have a confirmed date from our platform partners we will let you know.

Sorry for the brief delay but getting the film finished and ready for all platforms has been a technical challenge for our small team!

We promise it’s worth the wait 🙂

Home Stretch

As mentioned the last few months has been crazy for us as we reached the finish line. We have been blessed to have some amazing talent join us in post-production. The team at Music & Effects in Melbourne did a great job with our sound design and sound mix!!

Music & Effects



We have also the talented Marcus Herrick colour grading the film – he has made GameLoading look amazing!


Colour Grading


Thank you so much for the support everyone!

Lester and Anna



GameLoading Christmas Update

Hi everyone!

A quick update from us as the year comes to end. We’ve had a busy year at GameLoading filming in Japan, Canada, the US and Australia. Our final interview for the film was with League of Geeks director Trent Kusters at The Arcade, Melbourne. Our most exciting words spoken this year were: “That’s a wrap on GameLoading”.


As mentioned in our previous update we have finished editing the film. After wrestling with the edit for close to a year we finally shaped it into something we are really proud of. This was no easy task as we filmed a LOT of footage and so many characters we wanted to be on the final piece had to be cut out. We’re hoping to have an extended cut with about an hours extra footage available about six months after our initial release.


Over the past month our composer Tim Shiel has been busy finishing the music for GameLoading and we are delighted with the result. He has previously composed music for the game Duet and has toured with Goyte. Thanks Tim!


Our sound designer Brendan from Music and Effects has started doing the sound edit for the film. We had a spotting session with him at the Music and Effects theatre recently where we watched through the film and talked about what direction we want the sound design to go in. We’re really excited about having Music and Effects on board as sound makes such a huge impact on the feel of a film.


Our colour grader Marcus Herrick has also started his work to make our film beautiful. Marcus has graded many TV shows and films and colour graded our Sneak Peek so we’re in good hands.

We can’t wait to share the film in March next year!

Thanks again for all of the support.

Anna and Lester


The edit is locked off!!!

Hi everyone!

Apologies it’s been a while since we did an update. We have been glued to our computers for the past three weeks getting the edit ready. It was a LOT of work getting the film ready and our co-editor Cliff went beyond the call of duty the night before submission waking up every two hours to check on the film’s render. We’d like to thank our crew. In particular our editor Cliff Wilding, associate-producer Jess O’Farrell, production manager Steph Westwood, composer Tim Shiel, and our Austin B Unit Victoria Tyler and Eissa Burghed.


We can’t wait to be able to share the film with you in March 2015.


Anna and Lester

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