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The Gamechangers

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The Gamechangers

Release Date: September 15, 2015

Year    :   2015
Slogan    :   «The tale of one of the most controversial video games of all time.»
Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   BBC Films, BBC, BBC Scotland
Director    :   Owen Harris
Producers    :   Mark Hedgecoe, Jim Spencer
Writers    :   James Wood
RunTime    :   90 mins.

This 90-minute factual drama goes behind the scenes of the hit video game Grand Theft Auto, arguably the greatest British coding success since Bletchley Park. The fastest-selling entertainment product in history comes not from Silicon Valley, but is driven by a bunch of British game designers. Friends since their school days, they are led by the game's mastermind-designer, Sam Houser. By 2002, Sam and his creative team have constructed for their fans a vast virtual world, teeming with a high-octane mix of criminal characters, lethal weapons and outrageous storylines. Here you can even shape and sculpt your avatar, crafting their character and appearance to your personal preference. This drama is for an adult audience and has not been authorised by the producers of Grand Theft Auto. Rather, it is based on court documents and interviews with many of those involved in the real events behind this compelling story.

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