Insert Coin

Eugene Jarvis, the creator of 80s classic videogames such as Defender and Robotron, returns to the industry in the 90s. In the process, he assembles a team that pioneers the concept of bringing live action into videogames, kickstarting a new era in the arcades.

The technology mushrooms into massive hits such as Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam and soon the team begins to conquer the world. What began as a small tight-knit group begins to deal with success and eventually the rise of home consumer technology.

The Friday, March 20th screening of Insert Coin at the ZACH Theatre are open to holders of 3-Day Gaming Expo Wristbands, who join the secondary access line.

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Credits

Director:

Joshua Tsui

Executive Producer:

Cristina Tsui

Cinematographer:

Mateo Shulman

Editor:

Joshua Tsui

Sound Designer:

John Wong

Music:

Savant

Principal Cast:

Eugene Jarvis, Ernest Cline, Paul W.S. Anderson, George Petro, John Tobias, Andrea Rene, Jeff Gerstmann

Contact

Distributor:

Cargo Film & Releasing
dpiperni@cargofilm-releasing.com

Publicity Contact:

Kara Maclean
kara@k2publicity.com
(310) 955-1057 ext 2

Sales Agent:

David Piperni

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Artist Wristband
Film Badge
Gaming Wristband
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2020

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Documentary

Screening Section:

Documentary Spotlight

Screening Category:

Documentary Feature

Country:

United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

101 mins