Jeremy Snead worked in the video game industry for years to direct commercials for their consumer products and games. He knows that one of the biggest success stories in the business must be Nintendo.
With a rich history of game consoles, video games, and iconic characters, Snead wanted a documentary that goes into detail of this 132-year-old company that started off as a playing card company into a gargantuan video game company today.
The documentary Playing With Power: The Nintendo Story, it a five-part documentary series that looks into the rise, fall, and rise of the company we grew to love.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Playing With Power: The Nintendo Story peels back the curtain on the famously-secretive Japanese company that would eventually take the global videogame industry by storm. Discover the humble beginnings of a gaming business that began many decades before the invention of television, and ride along the bumpy road of hits, misses, and wild ideas that turned Nintendo from a local playing card maker into a worldwide household name.
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Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings) narrated the electrifying story with interviews featuring interviews from Wil Wheaton (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Alison Haislip (Attack of the Show!), Ron Judy (co-founder of Nintendo of America), Nolan Bushnell (co-founder of Atari), Tom Kalinskeand (former Sega CEO), Phil Spencer (head of Xbox), and many more industry insiders and personalities.
The episodes are as follows:
Episode 1 – Play Your Cards Right
Episode 2 – A Trojan Horse
Episode 3 – A Sleeping Giant
Episode 4 – Forward Motion
Episode 5 – Reset Button
LRM Online’s Gig Patta spoke with director Jeremy Snead on creating, researching, and developing this extensive and ambitious documentary series.
Jeremy Snead is the founder of Mediajuice Studios that directed many commercials, video game trailers, short films, and music videos for consumer products and game companies such as Hasbro, Activision, Capcom, and more. He made his directorial debut with Video Games: The Movie.
Playing With Power: The Nintendo Story is now streaming exclusively today on the Crackle service.
Watch the exclusive interview below. Let us know what you think.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Screen Media, Crackle