Yakima Resident Featured in Documentary about Video Game Collecting
About a year and a half ago I received a message from an unfamiliar name. He told me he was going to start working on a documentary about video game collecting. He heard I was a collector and asked if I could be featured in his film. Not knowing anything about the project or who he was or anything else, of course I took him up on the offer. I'm glad I did as the film is now completed!
A quick bit about myself. I was born and raised in Yakima and have been collecting video games for about 20 years or so. I love the video games I grew up with and as new games are going digital, I love holding onto these ancient relics as they may not last for ever. As it turns out, I'm far from the only one who does this. I mostly collect cartridge games like Nintendo Entertainment System (NES), SNES and Genesis.
Darrin Peloquin wrote and directed The Bits of Yesterday. It's a an project successfully funded by Kickstarter that follows a few retro gamers and collectors on how they started their collection, what it means to them and why they started collecting.
I know several of the other collectors featured in the film, too. It's cool to see them on this as well.
My segment was filmed live at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo last year. He asked me a series of questions, the same questions he asked everyone to streamline them all together. Only a few of my answers made the final cut, as I was pretty sure would be the case. If he put all of everyone's footage into the film the final documentary would probably be near 20 hours long.
If you or someone you know is into video games and even video game collecting, it's sure to be awesome. I mean, after all, I'm in it! Preorders are through Indiegogo with no final release date, yet.