Shuhei Yoshida Announces Backing Kickstarter Film Project; Highlights PlayStation’s Contribution To The Games Industry


No one can deny the effort and change Sony has brought to the video game industry, and that’s why filmmakers Nicola Caulfield and Anthony Caulfield launched a Kickstarter campaign to highlight how PlayStation changed the industry.

The Kickstarter started about a week ago, and has already raised over £31,000, which is around 40 thousand dollars, with seventeen days to go on its £50,000 goal. The documentary will be called From Bedrooms to Billions: The PlayStation Revolution, and here is parts of its description.

The T-Rex demo was what many game developers first saw of the PlayStation, incredible 3D hardware that could compete with the arcades.The T-Rex, beautifully drawn for this campaign by legendary ZZAP! 64 and CRASH magazine artist Oliver Frey, gave developers the first glimpse of what may be possible in what was a sign to the entire games industry that a new era was to come.

During the production of our two previous films so many developers, publishers, musicians and journalists we interviewed said that the release of the PlayStation was a ‘game changer’ for the games industry on many different levels. Therefore it is our intention to film a whole new set of interviews to add to our already extensive list to create a standalone, immersive andhighly nostalgic film that really explores why the release of the PlayStation and the era that soon followed was a key period in the evolution of video games. Those that know our work will understand we are both passionate and intent on documenting the games industry as thoroughly, but also to be as entertaining as we can.

The project was noticed by the President of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida, so he decided to back it.

We wish Nicola Caulfield and Anthony Caulfield the best, and we hope to see a great documentary.