Episode 45 – Documentary Delight

With this interview, we move away from YouTube and delve into independent film, to talk with Philip Jones, the director of the 2015 documentary Gaming in Color

The documentary started with an intent to focus on the then-new Gaymer X convention. But as the original crew fell away due to lack of funding, Philip Jones and others picked up where they left off and expanded the scope of the film. With a focus on the intersection of the queer and gaming communities, the documentary seeks to answer the question of many outside observers, why is something like Gaymer X necessary? Philip Jones and I also discuss the logistics in putting together a documentary with the crew spread across the US, whether it’s still relevant given how fast the community moves in this day and age, and the specific choice behind the positive tone the film puts forth.

SHOW NOTES

Gaming in Color Homepage

Gaming in Color on Steam

Gaming in Color Kickstarter

Philip Jones’ Twitter

Gaymer X

Midboss

Opening Theme: ‘Close’ by The Alpha Conspiracy

Closing Theme: ‘Wishing Never’ by The Alpha Conspiracy