This has been in the works for a bit, but we wanted to let you know that we're hosting a preview screening of "Things That Go Bump In The Night: The Spooky Pinball Story" on Saturday, November 12th in Platteville, Wisconsin - mere minutes away from Spooky Pinball HQ in Benton. The film starts rolling at 1pm and there will be a Q & A afterwards. Charlie said he'd even bring a couple of pins over to the theater for everyone to play! We asked the theater to keep prices down, and they graciously agreed to charge only $3 per ticket.
Day-to-day, my wife and I run our own marketing & multimedia agency, helping small- and medium-sized businesses tell their brand stories through their websites, videos, and other mediums. And while we love what we do for our clients, it's been a long-time dream to film a documentary - we've just been waiting for the right subject and the right time.
When we discovered Spooky Pinball, we knew theirs was the first story we had to tell. The fact that our first documentary happens to focus on a start-up company in the hobby we love is just a bonus. When we approached Charlie and asked him to let us stalk, er, 'film' him and his family for a while, he thought we were crazy. When we told him we'd be financing the project ourselves, he was convinced we were a little nuts.
This film was born from our love of pinball—and of the people and companies that help keep the hobby thriving and fun for all of us. We first got involved with the pinball community when we were living in Atlanta and joined the Atlanta Pinball League. After attending the awesome Louisville Arcade Expo in 2013, we banded together with 3 of our friends and leaguemates (Preston, Patrick, and Shannon) to start Atlanta's own Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo. It was through that event that we met so many great folks around the country who contribute so much to this hobby.
We hope this is just the first of many future documentary projects that we'll produce ... and we hope to see you later this month at the screening!
Saturday, November 12, 2016
95 E Main St, Platteville, WI 53818
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