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Toronto duo raise 100K for video game movie

Posted by Johnny Larocque / September 27, 2012

Jarrett Cale and Geoff LapaireToronto boys Jarrett Cale and Geoff Lapaire were trying to raise $75,000 for their new movie "Pure Pwnage" (based on the web-series they created in 2004) via Indiegogo.com, a crowdfunding platform where people who want to raise money can create fundraising campaigns to tell their story and get the word out.

In less than 24-hours they met their financial goal. At the time I started writing this post, they've exceeded it in fact, and are currently at $108,259. When the pair hit the $100k mark, they rewarded fans with "previously unreleased audio recording from our archives to our YouTube channel", and have hinted to release even more if they hit any additional milestones.

"Pure Pwnage" is based on their highly popular web-series about a guy named Jeremy, who is supposed to be the "greatest fictional video game player in the world". Their new film promises to bring "the world of online gaming to the big screen".

There is still 54 days still left in the Indiegogo campaign, and every dollar they receive will
go towards making the film the "best gamer movie EVER!".

Take a look at the Pure Pwnage Indiegogo page and contribute if you like.

Discussion

15 Comments

Joel / September 27, 2012 at 09:17 am
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BOOM HEADSHOT!
Tommy / September 27, 2012 at 10:39 am
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I'm way more excited about this than I thought I would be. Can't wait.
Cyril Sneer / September 27, 2012 at 11:01 am
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I'm so glad I never got in to video games. Its a whole world I just don't get.
Rob / September 27, 2012 at 11:24 am
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These guys deserve a much larger budget than 100k. Pure Pwnage which aired on Showcase was a very good series and better than many Canadian shows. I'm not a gamer by any stretch but the believable characters and earnest performances won me over.
rG replying to a comment from Cyril Sneer / September 27, 2012 at 11:30 am
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This is unfortunate.. do you get the world of cinema, literature, digital/traditional artwork or music? Videogames combine all of these creative elements into an interactive and engaging experience.
LFH replying to a comment from rG / September 27, 2012 at 11:56 am
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Pretty much nailed it. Open your eyes Cyril.
Cyril Sneer replying to a comment from rG / September 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm
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They're making a video game movie. A movie about a fake character who plays video games. How is that interactive?

Similar to sports I suppose. Playing sports for fun/fitness is one thing; but I will never see the appeal of watching other people do it, or (even worse) watching fictional portrails of people doing it.
J replying to a comment from Cyril Sneer / September 27, 2012 at 01:10 pm
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Wow.... you must suck at life
Axion replying to a comment from Cyril Sneer / September 27, 2012 at 01:38 pm
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Cyril, perhaps you shouldn't rush to judgement without understanding what you're talking about first. It seems that you imagine Pure Pwnage as a show where you watch someone play video games for an hour, like some kind of spectator sport. This isn't the case at all. The show is based around gamer culture in general, more specifically the unique ways a gamer sees and interacts with the real world, in ways that differ greatly from a non-gamer's RL experience. This show stands alone as a satyrical study of a segment of society that currently fuels the majority share of a massive entertainment industry. The reason PP is popular at all, speaks volumes about society's need for a show like this, and the mainstream entertainment industry's failure to create similar shows in the past or present. You might not be a gamer yourself, but many million others are, and this show speaks to them.
Axion / September 27, 2012 at 01:38 pm
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Cyril, perhaps you shouldn't rush to judgement without understanding what you're talking about first. It seems that you imagine Pure Pwnage as a show where you watch someone play video games for an hour, like some kind of spectator sport. This isn't the case at all. The show is based around gamer culture in general, more specifically the unique ways a gamer sees and interacts with the real world, in ways that differ greatly from a non-gamer's RL experience. This show stands alone as a satyrical study of a segment of society that currently fuels the majority share of a massive entertainment industry. The reason PP is popular at all, speaks volumes about society's need for a show like this, and the mainstream entertainment industry's failure to create similar shows in the past or present. You might not be a gamer yourself, but many million others are, and this show speaks to them.
lolcyril / September 27, 2012 at 01:52 pm
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Cyril is just one of those people that have to comment on everything. He has to voice his opinion, no matter what the topic is.
Cyril Sneer replying to a comment from Axion / September 27, 2012 at 04:41 pm
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Its bad enough that its named after a stupid gamer expression, let alone uses the even stupider internet lingo version of it.

"gamer culture"? Are you kidding me? The only culture I see is akward nerd culture.
Justin replying to a comment from Cyril Sneer / September 27, 2012 at 07:31 pm
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Your projected misery feeds me with strength. Please continue.
Friar Canuck replying to a comment from Cyril Sneer / September 27, 2012 at 10:30 pm
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Likening gaming to sports it very similar. Competition is part of the appeal, but so is the social part.

It could be me, but I find it extremely weird anyone has participated in athletics and have never spectated. That's what drives athletics! You want to perform and compete to be better that someone else or yourself.

As for gamer culture, no we are not kidding you. We don't care if it's too "low brow" for you to understand. Sure it's odd to you, but I'm sure half the stuff you're into might seem odd as well.
Jeff / September 28, 2012 at 03:00 am
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Cyril is a nub

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