The writer/director Robbie Fraser has pointed us in the direction of GAMERZ, a fantasy-themed comedy movie which premiered at Interaction in August (www.gamerz-the-movie.com).
He doesn’t know if you managed to catch either of our screenings there, but they have had a very warm response to the film both from within and outside the fan community, and they’re now honoured to have been nominated for the BAFTA Scotland / Cineworld Audience Award.
The Award is decided by text vote, and, while they are at the disadvantage of not having had a general release yet (fingers crossed it will happen early next year), the reaction they’ve had suggests that if they can get the word out to people who may have seen the film, they may be in with a shout, even against the big boys of the Scottish film jungle.
Unfortunately they don’t have a direct means of contacting people who may have been in the audience at Worldcon, Gaelcon or Icon (they reckon around 1100 people will have seen it in Glasgow alone), therefore they want a bit of help with spreading the word to anyone might have seen it.
Robbie continues, ‘The voting system is simple: anyone who wishes to support our film texts ‘FILM GAMERZ’ to 81800 from a UK or European mobile. The texts cost 25p over the odds (which is not too much of a sting, I hope!), and the competition closes on November 7.
I very much hope you can help us - we’re very proud of the film, and see it as a loving tribute to the RPGer / chronic fantastist inside all of us. (There is even a good dose of spurious Philip Pullman style physics in it, parallel worlds, etc.)
Despite our various preview screenings, the film has not been made available for review, pending our final distribution deal’
You can see the official site here, which includes a trailer, cast information and photos.