Hi, we're 2 Player Productions. You may remember us from such documentary projects as, "Reformat the Planet," "Penny Arcade: The Series (S1)" and "Double Fine Adventure!" We just released our 2nd movie, "Minecraft: The Story of Mojang." Ask Us Any...
We are 2 Player Productions. Since 2005 we have been documenting facets of the game industry and gaming culture. Recently, we released our second film, Minecraft: The Story of Mojang online with direct-to-consumer DVD and DRM-free digital download sales. SoM was a two-year project and the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign, our first attempt at using the platform. More recently, we applied what we learned from that experience to the Double Fine Adventure! Kickstarter campaign which was also successful.
In 2006 we started filming for a project titled Play that was meant to explore the impact of video games on new music expression. This concept introduced us to the chip music scene that was exploding in New York City and would eventually grow into our first feature documentary Reformat the Planet. RTP premiered at SXSW in 2008.
Through the exposure of that project we became introduced to SCEA (Sony) and found our first industry work covering Sucker Punch Productions’ new franchise Infamous. We were also introduced to Penny Arcade and were responsible for the 2009 coverage of the Penny Arcade Expo, which lead to us producing the first season of the Penny Arcade: The Series documentary program.
We are happy to try and answer any questions you have about independent film production, distribution, the role of video media in the games industry, Kickstarter, film festivals, etc.
Who's Answering Your Questions:
Paul Owens (Director) - born in New Jersey, 1983. Attended film school at Drexel University (class of 2005) with Asif Siddiky. Previously worked as Behind The Scenes Videographer (with Siddiky) for filmmaker Lee Daniels (Precious · 2009).
Asif Siddiky (Director of Photography) - born in Virginia Beach, 1982. Attended film school at Drexel University (class of 2005) with Paul Owens. Previously worked as Behind The Scenes Videographer (with Owens) for filmmaker Lee Daniels (Precious · 2009).
Paul Levering (Producer) - born in New Jersey, 1982. Attended high school with Paul Owens, graduated class of 2000. Was a Gamestop manager and Trader Joe’s stock clerk before forming 2 Player Productions with Owens and Siddiky in 2005. Currently resides in Portland, OR and San Francisco, CA.
EDIT: Alright, show's over for now, friends. Huge thanks to everyone that participated and asked such great questions. It's been fun to look back on our work, explain why we do what we do, and talk about where we'll go in the future. If you're late to this thread and still want to ask us something, post your question and we'll check back later! Alternatively, you can hit us up on Twitter or email us at inquiry [at] 2playerproductions [dotcom]. Thanks again, Reddit!
Would You Like To Know More? - Here's a quick rundown of where/how you can catch up on our projects:
The Double Fine Adventure! - Episodic series covering the development of the Kickstarter funded adventure game by genre legend Tim Schafer
Amnesia Fortnight 2012 - 12 part series covering the 2 week prototyping phase of 5 new games from Double Fine Productions
Penny-Arcade: The Series - 4 disc DVD set featuring 27 episodes about one of the most well known gaming webcomics and various bits of unreleased content
PAX 2009 - 5 disc DVD set chronicling the Penny Arcade Expo featuring 6 concert performances, the pilot episodes of the PA series, and coverage of the Omegathon
Reformat the Planet - Feature length documentary focused on the NYC chip music scene, mostly around the time of Blip 2006.
The Making of Scrolls - 3 part series on the first new game to come from Mojang, ep2-3 exclusive to SoM DVD release
Jak Collection HD - Extended length single feature looking back and the Jak franchise and the process of creating the HD re-release
Uncharted 3 - Planned 3 part series that only saw the release of part 1.
Inside the Minds of Infamous - 3 part series filmed the week the game went gold
Infamous 2 - single doc exploring the comic book influence on the game
[Blip Festival 2006](Festival in NYC http://www.2playerproductions.com/projects/blip2006) - 32 videos highlighting the performances of the first Blip
Blip Festival 2007 - 32 videos of the 2007 Blip Festival in NYC
Blip Festival 2008 (live album) - 32 tracks from the 2008 Blip Festival
Video Games Live - 3 part series covering the Philadelphia performce of the game music concert tour, featuring Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall
If you're late to this thread and still want to ask us something, post your question and we'll check back later! Alternatively, you can hit us up on  Twitter or email us at inquiry [at] 2playerproductions [dotcom]. Thanks again, Reddit!