Big documentary-related news this past week:
- The Future of Pinball has a new title. I’d grown pretty attached to the old one, but time after time it was proven to me that 1) it appealed most to die-hard pinball fans, and I was hoping for a bigger audience; 2) the irony of the title was completely lost on those who hadn’t seen the film or trailer. So after an intensive search that involved canvassing the opinion of nearly everyone I know, consulting with my distributor in L.A. (the people charged with selling the film to TV), the title we came up with is…TILT: The Battle to Save Pinball. (It took me a while to get used to it. But now I like it, and hopefully others will, too. It definitely appeals to a wider spectrum of people, which when you think about it is really what a title is supposed to do.)
- You can finally buy it. It’s not shipping until March, but if you buy now you’ll receive a nice discount. Plus, you’ll be guaranteed to actually receive a DVD because any pre-sales really help me in forecasting production. Go here to buy it if you’re a U.S. customer; here if you’re not.
- TILT-related merchandise. It sounds like a joke, but it’s not: there’s a nice poster you can buy if you’re into that sort of thing. Action figures to premiere later in 2007, along with announcement of the TILT musical I plan on taking on the road in early 2008.
- A new clip from the film. Click here to see both the new trailer (not much changed except for the music and the new titles), and a scene from the film talking about the design of Revenge From Mars. Worth checking out if you’re interested in the film.