Monday, 21 October 2013

Dead Gentleman Productions

Dead Gentlemen Productions

"Dead Gentlemen Productions is a group of filmmakers located in the Seattle/Tacoma area of the Pacific Northwest. Their recent film The Gamers: Dorkness Rising, is currently distributed by Zombie Orpheus Entertainment.

The group met each other over 1996-97 while attending Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. Between 1998 and 2000, the Dead Gentlemen filmed two feature films: Demon Hunters, and it’s sequel, Demon Hunters: Dead Camper Lake. The films were met with great acclaim on campus. In 2001 they shot what would be their flagship property for many years to come, a 45-minute featurette called, The Gamers. A comedic short film, The Gamers follows a group of college students playing a role-playing game, switching between the players squabbling at the table to their fantastical characters in the world of their imaginations. The film gained worldwide attention at game conventions and related film festivals. With the success of The Gamers, in 2002 the group founded Dead Gentlemen Productions, LLC.

Since then, Dead Gentlemen Productions produced several comedy sketches and short films, the high definition feature The Gamers: Dorkness Rising, and co-produced with Margaret Weis Productions, creating the Demon Hunters Roleplaying Game, containing the newly canonized world of their original Demon Hunters and a short film entitled: The Brotherhood Orientation Video. To this very day the Dead Gentlemen exercise their super power of unmatched collaboration to create projects together."

Source - Dead Gentleman Website

I've been following these dudes since I first saw their feature 'The Gamers' on Youtube. I was instantly enamoured with the film and loved the concept of watching an RPG being played out in both the real world and the fantasy world of the game. Then 'The Gamers: Dorkness Rising' hit the net and I found myself totaly hooked.

Recently I watched their live stage performance and right now I'm really enjoying 'The Gamers: Hands of Fate', their new 'Gamers' title released as webisodes.

I think they should get a lot more attention, especially in the UK, and I'm trying to sort out the best way to screen their movies over here.

Check them out and have fun!