INSERT COIN is the amazing behind-the-scenes story of one of the greatest video game studios of all time – Midway Games. Led by the “Godfather of Videogames” Eugene Jarvis, the company pioneered the concept of live action gaming, kickstarting a new arcade boom and grossing billions of dollars in the process with massive hits like Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam.
Through intimate and often hilarious interviews with the people who were there, we witness how a small, tight-knit group of friends deal with controversy, next level success, and the roller coaster ride that comes with it.
"Sometimes the right subject finds the right person behind the camera...and that's what makes Insert Coin much more than your average video game behind-the-scenes documentary."
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"With entertaining and fascinating nuggets throughout, ‘Insert Coin’ is a lot of fun. It’s a wonderful companion piece for a very significant era in gaming history."
Co-Director of Indie Game: The Movie
"Superbly told. A love letter to the wild west era of game-making, where—with just a keyboard and joystick—the outlaws broke all the rules and in the process made some of the greatest games in the 80s and 90s.”
Author of Console Wars, The History Of The Future
"INSERT COIN" EDITED BY JOSHUA TSUI ORIGINAL MUSIC BY SAVANT STORY EDITOR ANDREW HAYWARD EXECUTIVE PRODUCER CRISTINA TSUI
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS ANTHONY BURKETT JARRETT HAEDRICH STEPHEN LEE RICHARD LEIBOWITZ GEORGE PETRO MONTY SINGLETON
DIRECTED BY JOSHUA TSUI