WIth the help of their Indiegogo campaign, the documentarians of From Bedrooms to Billions promise to tell the untold story of the Britsh videogames industry, and ultimately help to bridge a gap between traditional broadcast and videogames.
“It’s a story that really hasn’t been told,” Caulfield says. “It’s a great British story that needs celebrating and needs to be recorded. This is an incredibly important part of UK history that we’re talking about: the rise and, in a funny sort of way, the fall, of the nation’s videogame industry.”
The Caulfields have been making documentaries for 15 years, and in 2008, after finishing a project for the BBC, the pair decided to pitch Bedrooms To Billions as a three-part TV mini-series. “It was extremely difficult,” he admits. “It was the first time we understood there was a gulf between broadcasting and the videogame industry.