Team Liquid Documentary Coming February 2012
Today we're very excited to officially announce the Team Liquid Documentary. Everything you need to know about it will be in this post, along with a teaser trailer for the film.
Trailer song: "Top Five Control" by _ensnare_ - @mode7games
Who is filming it?
Michael Krukar will be directing. He brought you StarCraft 2: Year One. Check out more of his stuff at michaelkrukar.com and follow him on Twitter at @michaelkrukar.
When will it be released?
The documentary will be released in February 2012. The teaser is live now, and a full trailer will be released a few weeks before the release. We will have more information about the exact release date in early 2012.
Will we have to pay to watch it? How will it be distributed?
The film will be pay-what-you-want. This means that if you don't wish to pay anything, you can still watch and download the entire movie. Otherwise, you can pay whatever you feel is appropriate. However, we unfortunately must limit each individual payment to a maximum of $1,000,000 USD.
Will you be accepting donations to get this started?
No. The film's starting costs will be 100% funded by TeamLiquid, not through sponsors or donations.
So no Kickstarter? How will you cover the costs?
The donation/kickstarter model works for some projects, but we decided not to do it. We believe we can recover the costs through the pay-what-you-want model, even if 99% of people pay nothing. If we ultimately don't recover costs, that's OK, we're just happy something like this can be made.
TL funded it? Is this going to be a Liquid propaganda film?
This isn't going to be a completely unbiased film. Spoiler alert: the Liquid players are cool. You already knew that from watching them in the booth and in interviews. But we feel that there's a side to them that you haven't seen before, and we want to show you that. We believe strongly in our players and our story, and if something negative happens, we're not going to pretend or cut it out. We believe this film can be both awesome and honest.
So... how do I support this?
Keep visiting teamliquid.net and teamliquidpro.com, and support the Liquid players. When the movie is released, even if you pay $0, we'll be more than happy if you just watch and if you like it, link it to your friends. We feel that with the right film we can generate interest from people outside the StarCraft community.
What time period does this documentary cover?
The film will span October through December, and will cover the following events: IPL3 Atlantic City, MLG Orlando, Blizzcon, MLG Providence, and NASL2 Grand Finals.
I made some cool music, I want to help the documentary by letting you use it. How?
You can tweet at Michael Krukar (@MichaelKrukar) or PM him on TL.
Thank you everyone for supporting Liquid and our players over this last year. We'd also like to thank our sponsors The Little App Factory, Razer, and Twitch.tv. Without all of you Liquid would not be where it is today and we would not be in a position to do projects like this documentary. We hope you will enjoy the movie when it comes out in February 2012.