Wizard's World Arcade Joins Forces
with SSB: Pinball Epiphany

(Ft. Wayne, IN) The producers of "Skill Shot, BABY! Pinball Epiphany," a short movie made by, for and about pinball enthusiasts, are thrilled to announce that they will be joining forces with Wizard's World Arcade and its owner Mike Burgess to start work on the pinball movie fans of the game have always wanted to see. Mike has generously agreed to take on the role of Executive Producer of the "SSB: Pinball Epiphany" short film. Mike and the other producers will be working hard over the next several months to get the movie made to exceed expectations, and to get it into the hands of the pinball community for its public premiere on November 5.


Asked what he thinks of this venture with the producers of "SSB: Pinball Epiphany," Mike Burgess says “It’s a great group of people. They all love pinball, we ALL love pinball. It’s going to be a great success!"


Director James Moriarty joins Mike in his enthusiasm: "The film just got real, and so the real work begins. All the actors have been cast, the location has been secured, and the crew members are being hired. Filming will take place in September. The public premiere will be November 5 at the Carmel Film Forum in Carmel, Indiana." [link to film forum www.fortwaynepinball.com and www.facebook.com/fwapinball


Mike and the other producers are excited about how their teamwork can grow and enhance the short film, allowing the producers to assemble an "A Team" of professional movie technicians to ensure every aspect of the short film exceeds expectations. Director James Moriarty and Director of Photography Imoto Harney will be in charge of this expert team that has been made possible by Wizard's World's involvement, as well as the generosity of over 100 Kickstarter backers whose pledges have helped make this film a reality.


Wizard's World of Ft. Wayne, Indiana is the world's largest all-pinball arcade, with 144 ready-to-play pinball machines. Mike Burgess is the Chief Wizard, founder and owner of Wizard's World. www.fortwaynepinball.com and www.facebook.com/fwapinball


"Skill Shot, BABY! Pinball Epiphany" is a short film that presents a key scene from the planned full-length feature screenplay "Skill Shot, BABY!". The short film will introduce the characters, themes, and look and feel of the full-length feature, as well as demonstrating the competencies of the production team, cast and crew, to the pinball community and the wider world of movie fans and investors.


Visit www.skillshotbaby.com for all the latest news and production updates on the film project.


PRESS RELEASE AUGUST 26, 2022

The director and producers of “Skill Shot, BABY! Pinball Epiphany” are thrilled to announce that after a long auditions process this summer, we have cast all the parts for the short film!

The actors are Brandon Thane Wilson (Wonder Woman, Orange is the New Black, Star Trek: First Frontier), Robyn Pasko, and TNT Amusement’s Todd Tuckey.

Congratulations to them, as well as our thanks for the effort put in by all the actors who auditioned. We saw a lot of great performances this summer, and we think the three talented actors we have cast are perfect for the roles.

”SSB: Pinball Epiphany” continues to get more real by the day, with our performers all cast and our awesome location, the Melody Inn in Indianapolis, secured for filming in September.

If you pledge now, your support will help make our short film the best it can possibly be.

The Kickstarter campaign ends midnight Saturday. If you are still making up your mind whether to support “SSB: Pinball Epiphany,” you have less than two days left! Let us hear from you soon.

Our SSB Kickster link is https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/skillshotbaby/skill-shot-baby-pinball-epiphany

(SHORT FILM PROJECT)

ABOUT THE SSB SHORT FILM PROJECT

“Skill Shot, BABY! Pinball Epiphany” is a short film that introduces its audience to the characters and themes of the first full-length feature film made for, by, and about pinball enthusiasts, “Skill Shot, BABY!” The short presents a key scene from the planned feature film, teasing the larger work and showing off the talent, style, and entertainment value pinball fans are yearning to see on screen. It also is filled with original music and stop-motion animation that will establish the style of the feature film. “Skill Shot, BABY! Pinball Epiphany” is the stepping stone to the goal of giving pinball fans the movie they have always dreamed of.


ABOUT THE STORY

Jake McMillan delivers a pinball machine he has repaired to a bar, hoping to start a new life and career as a pinball tech and owner, but with no experience in that world. Jake has little understanding of what he has chosen out of happenstance as a “career,” floundering and with no realistic prospects of success on his own in a field that intrigues him but that he only scarcely understands. While setting up the machine, Jake encounters the ultimate coin-op man, Bart Barker.

MARCOTV BIG PICTURE PINBALL SHOW

SEASON 2 - EPISODE 6

TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2022, AT 8 PM (EDT)


MEET OUR TEAMMATES

SKILL SHOT, BABY! PINBALL EPIPHANY


Making a movie, even a short one, requires bringing together a huge number of people and resources. So join us on the Big Picture Pinall Show and meet key players on the SKILL SHOT, BABY! PINBALL EPIPHANY production team.


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