Projects

 

KNOW I’M HERE

ProdUCED with HANDCRAFT CREATIVE

Director: Elbert Bakker

DOP: Raymond Friesen

Executive Producer: Lisanne Pajot

Field Director: Lisanne Pajot

Camera: James SwirskY

44 mins, Documentary

To Be Broadcast on CBC TV & Bell/MTS TV

In a moment of crisis in the subarctic town of Churchill, Canada, Kal Barteski brings together artists from around the world to paint massive murals on the community’s neglected buildings, to bring hope and awareness.

 

CAROL

Directors: Lisanne Pajot & James Swirsky

6 min, Short Documentary

Aired to 11.5 million live during The Game Awards.

The story of Carol Shaw, the first female video game designer at Atari.

 

TRUE SIGHT

Editors: Lisanne Pajot & James Swirsky

Episode 1 - 60 mins, Documentary Series

Available through the Dota 2 Battle Pass

This first original documentary series by Valve that follows the lives of professional Dota 2 players.

 

WESTWOOD

Directors: Lisanne Pajot & James Swirsky

5 min, Short Documentary

Aired to 3.8 million live during The Game Awards

The rise and fall of Westwood Studios, pioneers of video game genre of real-time strategy. 

 

INDIE GAME: SPECIAL EDITION

Producers, Directors, Cinematographers, Editors & Distributors: Lisanne Pajot & James Swirsky

100+ min Digital Series DLC (Website, Steam, iTunes)

300+ min Special Edition Box Set

Available on indiegamethemovie.com & iTunes

More info here

With new epilogues & short films, the Indie Game: The Movie Special Edition is another film's worth of stories, crafted by the directors of the original, Sundance award-winning, feature documentary. Find out what happened after & about other games and game creators.

 

INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE

Producers, Directors, Cinematographers, Editors & Distributors: Lisanne Pajot & James Swirsky

96 min, Feature Documentary

Sundance Official Selection World Documentary Competition

Sundance Winner for Best Editing in World Documentary Cinema 

South by Southwest Official Selection

Hot Docs Festival & Hot Docs Live Official Selection

New York Times Criticsʼ Pick

Cinema Eye Honours Nomination Best Graphic Design & Animation

Best Feature Documentary Canadian Screen Awards Nomination

Available on indiegamethemovie.com, iTunes, STEAM

INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE looks at the underdogs of the video game industry, indie game developers, who sacrifice money, health and sanity to realize their lifelong dreams of sharing their creative visions with the world. Following the making of the games SUPER MEAT BOY, FEZ and BRAID, this Sundance award-winning film captures the tension and drama by focusing on these developers' vulnerability and obsessive quest to express themselves through a 21st-century art form.