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Well, I’ve been keeping this on the DL for the past few months, but I finally decided to let my dedicated readers (all two of you) know that I am currently shooting an untitled documentary about the history of arcades and the influence of “Street Fighter” on competitive gaming.

Let me tell you something about creating a film: This is some scary shit.

The entire process is difficult: approaching subjects about your project while trying not to sound bat-shit insane, trying to raise money for travel and equipment, finding the time to film, actually committing to a project, getting people to believe in a vision that they might not understand…its all scary as, excuse my French, fuck.

Trying to organize everything, in order to create a unique story experience, is as difficult as it is daunting. I have written a general outline of how I would like my documentary to go, but there are so many elements out of my control that I can only take a deep breath, keep my batteries full, and pray for good footage.

We’ve done two sit down interviews, so far, and captured some nice footage at Starbase Arcade, in San Rafael, CA.

Currently, we will be following Ryan “Filipino Champ” Ramirez and Abraham “Neo” Sotelo. This should be one heck of a year. Busy as hell, but a lot of fun, also.

I’ve met some really cool people and I’m excited to see where this project goes. I guess I’ll be dropping updates, here on Los Livingston Brothers, in regards to the progress of the documentary.

Here are a few screenshots of the documentary thus far!

B-footage from Starbase Arcade.

Interview with Bob and Art at Starbase Arcade in San Rafael, CA.


Interview with David Sirlin.

More to come! Evo is just around the corner.

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