The New 8-Bit Heroes
WINNER, Best Gaming Film
Gaming Feature – 1:51:16 – USA
Friday, June 16th – 7:30pm
Resurrecting his childhood ambition to create a game for the original Nintendo Entertainment System, Joe Granato convinces a team of modern creatives to retrofit their skills to program a new game for a 30 year old game console.
But what begins as a novelty project about building a video game for an obsolete system escalated to a two-year, ten-thousand-mile journey into an esoteric subculture of devotees to this art form, and an exploration of what happens when you reintroduce childhood ambitions into your adult life.