The Amiga Years! Interview | GamesYouLoved


We spoke to filmmaker Anthony Caulfield with significantly less than 24 hours into his new Kickstarter Launch for the film: The Amiga Years! We discussed what plans he and Nicola had for the film, and extra about this awesome pc that inspired a generation.

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Q. Right after the results of your original film From Bedrooms to Billions – what inspired you to create a film about the Amiga?

Two items actually, it became relatively apparent that to do the Amiga justice in the original ‘From Bedrooms to Billions’ the film would have ended up getting more than four hours lengthy. To even try that would be damaging to each tips, element of the explanation From Bedrooms to Billions was initially conceived as a three element Television series maybe.

For that reason the original film offers with the all round story arc of the Amiga era of improvement in relation to the story of the British games Market but we have to gloss more than what was a lot of material. For that reason we decided that must the 1st film be effectively received to press on and make a new standalone film about that era and ‘From Bedrooms to Billions: The Amiga Years!’ was born.

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Q. Had been there any items you discovered creating your 1st film on retro gaming by way of crowd funding, that you will take forward into this a single?

Yes it is (at least in our opinion) go for an open handed strategy with your backers. You might not often want to but they want the very same as yourselves – so maintain them in the loop. We survived mentally by way of some hard instances for the reason that backers kept writing to us with words of encouragement. For that reason never come across corporate…expert yes…but no old bull…be straight and realistic.

Q. Whats the all round notion for the The Amiga Years! – does it have a theme of sorts?

Nicely it is a 90 minute standalone function documentary exploring the influence of the Commodore Amiga and how it took video game improvement, music and publishing to a complete new level and changed the video games business forever! It was a essential machine and we want to discover completely why and how it was constructed and what impact it actually had on the game business!

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Q. Who are you targeting with your film from an audience point of view – i.e who could be interested in this film?

I believe anybody that enjoyed playing games on an Amiga in the course of that late 80’s by way of to the mid 90’s (and in some situations beyond) period but also anybody interested in game and the business in basic. We have noticed there are a lot of young viewers who actually enjoyed ‘from Bedrooms to Billions’ merely for the reason that they are fans of video games. For instance I am a fan of the Beatles currently, I did not reside by way of that era but I am nonetheless interested in books and films about them and the 60’s music era that brought on its personal explosion significantly like the video games business did in the course of the 1980’s and beyond.


Q. Did approaching this film bring back memories of the Amiga you had oneself?

I basically got an Atari ST, or my dad who worked in the music business came property with a single in 1987, but shock horror it was a 1040 ST without having and Television modulator and worse he only purchased the black and white monitor with it so games did not run due on that monitor.

For that reason a handful of years later I lastly got my hands on an Amiga 500 and it was like a complete new planet. And I lived by way of the 80’s with my Commodore 64 and Nic with her ZX Spectrum 48k) and funny adequate we had just met when I got my Amiga so we skilled a lot of these 1st memories of it collectively, so yes a lot of superior memories must surface though creating this new film.


Q. What three Amiga games could you not reside without having?!

A further Globe, Flashback and Lemmings! And that was a horrid query, specifically when I could name so numerous extra, but these 3 due to the time of my life when I skilled them!


Q. What are you most hunting forward to in creating this film?

Sounds like a cop out but it is basically the editing, when the film begins to slot collectively. The hardest function is filming so when you can sit there and commence arguing about the edit you understand you are in a very inventive, but also thrilling time!

Q. What are your hopes for the film?

Really significantly like the 1st film. The Amiga represented a superb period in games, yes – but also for us personally. Nicola and I just want to do it justice, and also to entertain as numerous people today as feasible along the way, aid them bring back and relive their personal memories. In the lengthy run for it to be remembered as the definitive film on the Commodore Amiga and that time for the video games business but we have to do a lot of function 1st!

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