I totally agree. I would give up my spot in the documentary for you to take if if I could. A obvious over-site on the part of the production team.
Agreed. I think its a pretty good list, there are some others that are missing though. As for me... well... I honestly don't belong at all.
Quoted from MrBally:
I define a pinball industry dude as someone who works/worked for a pinball manufacturer. Those that promote/run pinball shows are not really "industry dudes".
Eh, I think anyone who "makes money off of pinball" is in the industry. Those guys who own modern pinball arcades or run big expos or pinball shows are industry people... just different end of it. Anyone "in the business" of pinball, is in the industry. In my opinion.
Quoted from Whysnow:
ummm... are you filming it? If not, then I am not sure why you would be in it. No offense, but playing the sesame game there is obviously one thing that is not like the others.
No, I am not filming it. Not sure why I am in it? Neither am I. Thats why I made this thread! When they asked me to be in it, I was honored, I flew up to EXPO 2013 in Chicago for the specific purpose of being filmed for the documentary... that was my motivation for the expense of going. Once I was there, I had no way to know or predict who they were filming. It was only much later that I saw the list and realized... I was in BIG company. I dont disagree with you... one of these things is NOT LIKE THE OTHER... and its me. However, for whatever reason, the production company requested my particularly to be in the movie, and I flew up to Chicago for it. I hope you guys like what I had to say.
Quoted from frolic:
I'm guessing just as Special When Lit featured a bunch of regular owners, so will this movie. But we don't see the entire cast list above.
Totally. They may have 40 more people not pictured that are in the movie too... normal people. For whatever reason, they released a photo of me in their production interviews on facebook. Maybe they think I am special. lol
Quoted from phishrace:
The topic of the movie is pinball's resurgence. Considering the subject of the movie, he seems like the only one that belongs on the list. A noob.
Remember when Steve Ritchie said pinball is slowly dying in Special When Lit? Since then, he went back to Stern and designed their most profitable game ever. Interviewing a bunch of industry veterans will ensure hobbyist will want to see your movie, but I don't think they're the right people to be asking about pinball's resurgence. I'll reserve judgement until the movie comes out, but I don't have high hopes based on the list of names above. It's sounding like another Special When Lit.
I also can't wait to see the product. I guess its been a little while now... but I suppose I will always be a noob. I mean... look at the photo. You can also look around EXPO or any pinball show. Pinball is a hobby full of overweight, high earning, 35-60 year old white men. lol . Not always... but... yeah. Being a dude in my 20's when I got into this... I... felt like I was the only dude in my 20's into this. haha. I know now this is not the case. (But most local pinheads are 5-15 years older than me).
Very Funny. lol Never heard that one before.