We all have fond memories of games we played in our youth. For me and many others, there was one game in particular which captured our hearts and minds...
“One With The Force” is a documentary about the Star Wars Customizable Card Game (SWCCG) and the incredible story of the community of players who have kept it alive. The history of SWCCG and its players is fascinating. Its rise and fall and then resurgence as a "player owned" game is unique within the gaming industry. It's the reason why I have been developing this idea for quite a while.
Many of you may have owned cards or played the game in the past. You may have also wondered what ever became of it. This documentary aims to answer some of those questions and tell a compelling story about how it got to this point.
The goal of this campaign is to raise enough money to be able to travel and interview players and former Decipher employees in the coming year. This will mean going to various locations (Washington, New Jersey, Virginia, and Germany) so that I can get a complete picture from multiple perspectives. You can see below an estimated breakdown of costs. This is not a precise budget but a general estimate based on average room rates and flights.
Since I started this endeavor I have received some incredible support. I have a small crew but they are passionate about the film. With assistance from marketing advocate Chris Menzel of the Star Wars CCG Player's Committee and Brian Terwilliger as a Co-Producer I am confident this project will be a success and be worthy of the community it represents. If you wish to help out in other ways besides donations please feel free to reach out to them or myself.
Speaking of donations, below are the donation tiers and their accompanying rewards. Any donation is appreciated and will be vital towards completing this film. I am looking forward to creating something special for everyone to enjoy. Thank you for your support.
$10 Jawa – Thank You in the credits
$15 Tusken Raider - Thank you + Digital Copy Only
$25 Stormtrooper – Thank You in the credits + Director Signed Random SWCCG Card From His Personal Collection + Digital Copy
$50 Scoundrel – Thank You in the credits + Digital Copy + DVD Only + Director Signed Card
$100 Bounty Hunter – Thank You in the credits + Option of DVD/BLU-Ray + Digital Copy + Director Signed Card
$250 Rebel Leader - Associate Producer Credit + Option of DVD/BLU-Ray + Digital Copy + Director Signed Card + Monthly Email Updates on Production Status
$500 Jedi Knight – Associate Producer Credit + Option of DVD/BLU-Ray + Digital Copy + Director Signed Card + Monthly Email Updates on Production Status + Option to be Interviewed and tell your SWCCG story
$1000 Emperor – Executive Producer Credit + Option of DVD/BLU-Ray + Digital Copy + Director Signed Card + Monthly Email Updates on Production Status + Option to be Interviewed and tell your SWCCG story + Invitation To Film Screening With VIP Status
There is also an unlockable bonus if we reach $12,000.
About the Producers
Brandon Baity – Portland, Oregon based filmmaker who has been playing SWCCG off and on for over 20 years. SWCCG played a major role in Brandon's youth as he spent many after school moments playing with friends and going to tournaments. He is a massive Star Wars fan and hopes to use his talents to showcase this community and the game they love so much.
Experienced editor and director who enjoys creative storytelling. Brandon grew up and went to film school in Florida before moving to Hawai'i and eventually ending up in Oregon.
Past Film Festival Participation:
Showdown In Chinatown – Honolulu
Florida Film Festival - Orlando
48-Hour Film Festival – Washington D.C.
48-Hour Film Festival – Portland
You can reach Brandon at: [email redacted]
Brian "Twigg" Terwilliger - Long time top tier SWCCG player and member of Team Albany with Johnny Chu, Matt Sokol, and his brother Chris Terwilliger. Started playing in 1997 when he got his first packs of cards and was hooked ever since.
SWCCG was an incredible foundation for lifelong friendships and a great family bond for the Terwilligers (Brian, Chris, and their dad Marty). The brothers were once ranked 3rd and 5th in the world. Brian is humbled and excited to be a part of this project.
2000 World Team Champion
Boston Grand Slam Champion
2x New York State Champion
2014 World Championship Runner-Up
You can reach Brian at: [email redacted]
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