The Amiga Years

I’m very pleased to say that a lot of my music is featured in a new documentary film called, The Amiga Years. Here is the trailer:

The film is out now and available to buy on demand from Vimeo.

The Amiga Years Vimeo

There will be a future release on Blu-Ray and DVD in the next couple of months.

The film is a follow up to the very well received film, From Bedroom To Billions, that was released in 2014, for which I released a mini album of music, Celluloid (Music from & Inspired by the Film From Bedrooms To Billions).

Celluloid (Music from & Inspired by the Film From Bedrooms To Billions)

I’m very please to say that as with the last film, I’m putting together an album of my music that I put together for the film called Falling Dust (Music from & Inspired by the Film The Amiga Years). This includes lots of new music specially written for the film, some instrumentals from my first album Parkview, as well as a sneak peek of some tracks from my next album, Signal Fire.

I will let you know when the album will be available, however in the meantime here is a look at the album artwork.

Falling Dust (Music from & Inspired by the Film The Amiga Years)

Here is a bit of info about the film.

Anthony & Nicola Caulfield, the writers and directors of the critically acclaimed crowdfunded feature length documentary From Bedrooms to Billions, which charts the history of the British Video games Industry, have just released a follow up film called From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years

‘From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years’ is a 150 minute feature documentary exploring the influence of the Commodore Amiga and how it took video game development, music and publishing to a whole new level and played a key, defining role in the rapidly evolving video games industry!

As with the original ‘From Bedrooms to Billions’ the filmmakers balance the ‘The Amiga Years!’ with nostalgic archive footage, stills and music with newly shot interviews with some of the original Amiga design team as well as with some of the biggest names in video game development, publishing, music and journalism from across the last 30 years!

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Producer & Co-Director Anthony Caulfield said; “The Commodore Amiga reset the previous boundaries, the very exploration of what was possible in itself led to an incredibly important and pioneering era for the games industry where skilled developers from across the world were able to strive for new innovations, set free by this incredible technology. When making this movie we discovered the blood, sweat and tears but also the sheer passion and love involved in creating the Amiga, as well as learning the machine’s true heritage, as the people behind it had already contributed hugely to the industry at that point! Once the Amiga was released in 1985 we were also fascinated in exactly what the developers and other users from around the world who experienced it truly thought when they got to grips with it, how did it change their development, what opportunities did the computer give them and what effects did that have and perhaps continue to have on the industry today?”

Fellow Producer & Co-Director Nicola Caulfield said “In our previous film From Bedrooms to Billions, for running time reasons we could not explore the Amiga era as deeply as we wanted to, and always felt that it would work as a standalone feature documentary. Therefore, we have filmed a whole new set of interviews to create a standalone, immersive and highly nostalgic film that really explores why the release of the Commodore Amiga and the era that soon followed was a key period in the evolution of video games. 

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As with the original ‘From Bedrooms to Billions’ this new feature film was funded via Kickstarter, smashing through its funding goal in less than 7 days!

Jason Kingsley OBE, TIGA Chairman and CEO & Creative Director, Rebellion, comments:

“It is hugely encouraging to see such continued demand for high quality reportage of our industry’s cultural heritage. “

“Another enthralling film that covers what can genuinely be called a paradigm shift in how games were made, and how technological progress began to transform a bedroom hobby into a complex global artform.” 

The full movie From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years with over 30 minutes of special features is out now exclusively to Vimeo on Demand here; https://vimeo.com/ondemand/amiga

 

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