A New Mass Effect Documentary Hits Kickstarter
One of the biggest, most popular and even most controversial video game series of all-time could be the focus of a new documentary if enough money is raised through a Kickstarter campaign. Nuhfer Media is working on I’m Commander Shepard: A History of Mass Effect, a documentary about the award-winning trilogy which can happen if enough people contribute to the Kickstarter fundraiser.
Nuhfer Media is looking for $5,000 from Kickstarter backers by March 1st. to cover part of the at least $20,000 of expenses the expect to incur in making the documentary. The film is going to be a look back at the development of the game with interviews with writers, producers, artists, voice actors and the game’s fans. It will also touch on the ending to Mass Effect 3 but that won’t be the primary focus. I’ll admit that I’d like to see how series executive producer Casey Hudson would handle real questions and not softball questions from a BioWare PR employee.
Full Press Release:
About the Project: The proposed documentary will highlight the history and development of the Mass Effect video games as well as address some of the controversies surrounding the franchise. Our goal is to interview key individuals connected with the series including writers, programmers, producers, voice actors and fans. From now until March 1st, the project will be seeking funding through Kickstarter.
Funding: The goal is to raise at least $5,000. This money will go towards travel expenses, paying the documentary crew, equipment costs, and sponsor incentives.
Post-Kickstarter: If the goal is reached, our plan is to set up interviews with the cast and crew of Mass Effect over the summer and release the documentary by November 7th.