Dead Gentlemen Productions announced today that their film The Gamers: Dorkness Rising will be screened at Comic-Con in San Diego, and make its DVD premiere in three weeks at Gen Con in Indianapolis. The DVD will be sold exclusively by Paizo Publishing at Gen Con, and is provided by the film's domestic distributor, Anthem Pictures.
"Comic-Con is the ultimate convention in the US to reach our larger target audience," said Dead Gentlemen's Executive Director, Don Early. "We wanted to participate in Comic-Con, but our release date put us past their window. I thought we'd missed our chance. But then I got a call from the head of the films department at Comic-Con. I was shocked and amazed!"
"I have been a fan of Dead Gentlemen for years," said Joshua Glaser from Comic-Con Films Department International. "When I read that their long-awaited film, The Gamers: Dorkness Rising, was going to be released on DVD at Gen Con this year, I knew I had to try and get a screening at Comic-Con."
"The Gamers: Dorkness Rising is already one of the best selling products of all time on paizo.com and it's not even released yet," said Paizo's Director of Marketing, Joshua J. Frost. "We have a full Dorkness Rising signing schedule planned for our booth at Gen Con, including appearances from many of the actors as well as members of the production team. Stop by our booth, buy yourself a copy, and get it signed!"
"Anthem has put together a fantastic DVD," says Matt Vancil, writer/director of The Gamers: Dorkness Rising. "The fans have been supremely patient—they've been waiting for this for five years. Plus, a screening at Comic-Con? The over-caffeinated heart of the empire of fandom? Holy wow! All is well with the universe."
"It's rare to find a gem of title like Dorkness in today's marketplace," says Chuck Adelman, president of Anthem Pictures. "The RPG audience is massive and a major driving force behind independent films. Being a gamer myself, it's a great feeling to distribute a title that we feel will really capture a new generation of gamers and appeal to the mature RPG-gamers across the board."
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising will screen at Comic-Con in San Diego on Friday, July 25th, 7pm at the Marriott in Marina Ballroom D. DVD sales premiere exclusively at Paizo Publishing's booth #2221 at Gen Con on August 14, 2008, and then hit retailers on August 19, 2008.
ABOUT DEAD GENTLEMEN PRODUCTIONS
Dead Gentlemen Productions is an independent film company specializing in genre-comedies. Their short film, The Gamers, has been screened to rave reviews in dozens of film festivals and game conventions worldwide, garnering an award for Best Fan Film of 2003 at Gen Con Indy. Their Demon Hunters series was recently adapted into an RPG by Margaret Weis Productions. They are based out of Tacoma, WA with an office in Los Angeles, CA. Dead Gentlemen Productions' website is located at www.deadgentlemen.com.
ABOUT ANTHEM PICTURES
As an independent studio and label, Anthem is always looking to push the envelope with quality original films and programming. With a growing retail presence in North America, Anthem is quickly becoming the choice of the independent film industry for distribution. Anthem Pictures website is located at www.anthemdvd.com.
ABOUT PAIZO PUBLISHING
Paizo Publishing®, LLC is a leading publisher of fantasy roleplaying games, accessories, board games, and novels. Paizo's Pathfinder™ line of adventures and Pathfinder Chronicles™ campaign setting support materials combine decades of game design experience into one evocative system compatible with the 3.5 rules. Paizo's GameMastery™ line offers easy-to-use tools for Game Masters of any fantasy roleplaying game to improve their gaming experience. Titanic Games™, Paizo's board game imprint, unleashes fun, challenging games like Kill Doctor Lucky™ and Yetisburg™ that appeal to both families and casual gamers alike. Paizo's Planet Stories line of science fiction and fantasy novel reprints promises a master class in the genre aimed at building the greatest fantasy and science fiction library ever assembled. Paizo.com is the leading online hobby retail store, offering tens of thousands of products from a variety of publishers to customers all over the world. In the five years since its founding, Paizo Publishing has received more than a dozen major awards and has grown to become one of the most influential companies in the hobby games industry.
ABOUT COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL
Comic-Con International is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.