“All Work All Play” Is a film made by Patrick Creadon who wanted to try an improve Valve’s “Free to Play”, a documentary on the rise of Dota 2 and The International. One thing Patrick Creadon didn’t like about “Free to Play” was that it came out almost three years after the tournament that they covered in the film. Creadon’s goal was to find a way to release a film quickly, so that it wasn’t outdated and seemed to be dusty or old to the fans, and that is what “All Work, All Play” is attempting to do. It debuts in theaters on July 21st, and will be showing in theaters across the country. The film was made on a very short time-table, so it can give eSport fans a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most recent events.
It follows the ESL’s Intel Extreme Master series, and some of the drama that unfolded between the best teams of Korea, Europe, and North America. They where still shooting the film all the way up until teen weeks ago, and that was their main focus, relevance and immediacy.
It was a trip that Creadon took to the 2014 IEM tournament, where he spent his week with Michael “Carmac” Blizcharz and afterwards stated “We came home from that trip,” he said, “and knew right away that this is a great story. Whether you like gaming or not. Whether you’re 18 years old or 80 years old, what’s happening inside the eSports community is fascinating.”
They followed teams like Cloud9 and TSM around for a full year, and even Creadon, who wasn’t much into eSports originally, said he has been converted over to one of the biggest fans of them all.
Those who attend the July 21st premier, will also have a chance to catch a Q & A with Creadon and the creative team behind the film, as well as a special Archon Mode show match afterwards. This can be a film for anyone to watch, even those who aren’t much into eSports. It shows where the community is going, and how big it has really become over the past few years.
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