Category: Feature Film / Release Date: 2017
Project: Trailer for Papers Please, Short Feature Film
Objective: Co-produce a compelling trailer with our partner Lillya Tkach at Kinodom Productions, for a full feature short film based on the same titled video game ‘Papers, Please’ with official backing from the creator of the gaming franchise with a large following, shot and directed by Nikita Ordynskiy.
Time in pre-production: 10 days Time in production: 10 days Time in post-production: 4 weeks
‘Papers, Please’ is a puzzle simulation video game created by indie game developer Lucas Pope, developed and published through his production company, 3909 LLC. The game was released on August 8, 2013 for Microsoft Windows and OS X, for Linux on February 12, 2014 and for iOS on December 12, 2014. Papers, Please was positively received on its release, and it has come to be seen as an example of an empathy game and a demonstration of video games as an art form. The game was recognized with various awards and nominations from the Independent Games Festival, Game Developers Choice Awards, and BAFTA Video Games Awards, and was named by Wired and The New Yorker as one of the top games of 2013. Pope reported that by 2016, more than 1.8 million copies of the title had been sold.