Hi I'm a documentary filmmaker based in New York. I have a family member undergoing serious video game addiction, so this is a subject matter that is quite personal to me. I think it is a real addiction and that recognizing it as such is important so that people going through this can be taken seriously. I also think advocating for a balanced lifestyle is a message a lot of young people need to hear and one that can only come from an insider whose experienced this sort of addiction themselves and understands what that really means. I am looking for current or recovering gaming addicts in the NY/NJ or DC area who would be willing to take part in this documentary and share their story. This can be done completely anonymously as well.
I am currently developing a documentary short that will be 3-4 minutes long, shot entirely on an iPhone camera, and be part of a competition I am entering for Jigsaw Productions, where I currently work. If selected, the short would be posted on their website, and social media pages (facebook & twitter). In addition, I would hope to show the short on other platforms in order to extend the reach of the story.
If you are interested please get in touch! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org