Well, this is certainly an interesting turn of events. Nearly a year ago, we made a video called WoW Addicts – A Hard Hitting Documentary. The interest in the video seemed reasonable and it is now on just over 50,000 views, not bad for 1 day of filming and editing. The video was a piss take of other real documentaries on WoW/game addiction and we made it to show and highlight some of the ludicrous claims made by some documentaries of this genre and also highlight how bad most of the journalism is. If you haven’t seen it, here it is.
But the reason for this post is that a production company (South Lake Studios) has expressed some interest in our video. My twin recieved an email asking if they could have a high quality version and whether they could use some of the footage in their own film. A bit bemused, he told them that the testimonials they were after weren’t in fact legit and were just charicatures. They replied back saying that they were still interested and that their video was to highlight some online dangers; such as addiction, to teachers and parents in the Jewish community to try and stop their children from missing prayers and homework. I found it a little odd but they have said we’d be getting credit (LORproductions that is) for our contribution and we’d be sent a copy of their video once they are done. My twin also asked for his name to be put down for credit aswell, mainly because he is doing a film and media degree so it could help him somehow in the future. But yer, a very weird proposition for a video we felt had its day.
But hey, it could be a very small production company (like ours) that doesn’t do alot and this is great over-hype. Time will tell.