Star Wars CCG Documentary

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Raised by 101 people in 19 months
Welcome, this campaign is for the documentary "One With The Force: The Rise, Fall, and Rebirth of the Star Wars CCG".

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.

Donation Tiers

$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:  NanashiStudios@gmail.com

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:  Brian.Terwilliger@gmail.com
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I wanted to let everyone know.

It's official! My film has reached it's GoFundMe goal of $10,000.

I want to thank everyone who has supported me on this venture. You all have made the last year amazing. With everything that has been going on in my life lately, having this goal met is a special moment. Most of the filming is done with only a couple of interviews to go. I could not have done this without everyone's help. The SWCCG community has been instrumental in driving this film forward. The passion the players have for this game is the real story. Thank you.

The fundraiser will remain online so if you want to help with the next phase(post-production) of the film you are more than welcome to. It's a long a process and I hope it can get done in a timely manner but please have patience and rest assured that I am slowly but surely working to complete this movie.

Look for a teaser trailer in the coming months.
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To those of you who have donated and helped us get to over 70% of the goal. Thank you. All of the work that has been done on the film could not have been accomplished without your support.

The trip to Germany for the European Championships and even more interviews is less than a week away. We know that much has already been given but it would be a great help if you all would be generous and donate another couple bucks during this time-frame.

In other exciting news, we were recently interviewed about the documentary. It was quite different being the ones who answered the questions instead of asking them. You can read it at the following link so check it out!

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Here is a little update on the status of the documentary. So, I just recently got back from Atlanta where I conducted a few more interviews. It is all coming together quite nicely.

I just got done backing up the footage as well. It's close to 900GB in size at this point, which is pretty crazy. The next big trip is the European Championships in Sept where I will get the chance to sit down with fellow SWCCG players from across the pond and hear their perspectives.

For those of you who have donated already, thank you. For those of you who haven't, this next month is the time I could really use a bit of extra support. The Euros and Worlds trips are back to back and are the most expensive part of this documentary. Any little bit will help immensely.

Here are some screenshots from the filming at the US Nationals in Atlanta this past weekend. Enjoy.
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Here is a little update on how things are going.

Got back from Seattle a week ago. I want to say thank you to everyone who came out and made the event a big success. I got some wonderful footage of the tournament and the interviews that I conducted went extremely well(Thanks to Jerry Darcy and Doug Taylor). There were some awesome awards given out too. I look forward to showing everyone the footage later.

I have upcoming trips to Orlando and Atlanta to conduct more interviews of players and Decipherians.

Here is a sneak peak from this last trips footage. This is all pre-color correction of course so it will look different later. Enjoy.
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