Hello Pinball Enthusiasts and Documentary Film Buffs--
My name is David, and I am founder of The Pinball Asylum in Fort Myers, Florida.
When we got the news that we were to host IFPA17, The World Pinball Championship, we were ecstatic. The Pinball Asylum had been hosting tournaments since 2011, and this was a culmination of all of our competitive pinball dreams.
We knew that we could showcase competitive pinball in a grand fashion, and we decided to try and get a movie made about it.
We enlisted award-winning filmmaker Joe Granato (The New 8-Bit Heros), with Adam F. Goldberg (The Goldbergs) as Executive Producer, to make this film.
Selling the finished documentary, tentatively call Skill-Shot, to Netflix is the goal of the filmmakers, but to do so they have to be able to make a great film. Making a great film takes money, and thus was born the idea of doing raffles and giving away pinball machines.
Half of the money raised with the raffles will go directly to the filmmakers to pay for production costs. The other half will go to buying a pinball machine for the winner of each raffle.
Here's the link for the first raffle, and a great video by Joe Granato talking about the film: https://go.rallyup.com/skill-shot-pinball-movie
The original date of the World Championship was to be May 2020, but because of Covid, the IFPA made the wise decision to delay the event until May 2021. The filmmakers have completed some preliminary footage already, but hope to start back filming in the months to come.
All contributors that participate in our raffles will get a "Thank You" in the film credits.
Our hope that competitive pinball might gain a wider audience is the reward we here at The Pinball Asylum seek, and to document the stories and competitive challenges of the best pinball players in the world.
You can help AND WIN A BRAND NEW PINBALL MACHINE in the process.
We hope you'll be a part of our journey!