I ADORE MY 64
A Film by Jeff Schaap
Conceptual Film Trailer
It's been said that the victors write the history books. Names like Apple, IBM, Atari and Tandy are well known as titans in the early home computer wars. However, the lesser known Commodore 64 is without question the single most influential force in the birth of the home computer market. The impact it's has had on millions of people continues to be felt today.
Other films have focused on the history of Commodore and the main figures in the company itself. By contrast, I Adore My 64 will feature people within communities that continue to keep the Commodore 64's legacy alive and well today.
The Film's Storytelling Approach
The film will intertwine a series a of vignettes about individuals who have been impacted by their intersection with the Commodore 64. Collectors, product developers, video game and software designers will all share their personal stories about why they came to love this unique machine. While some historical information will be presented for the benefit of the uninitiated the film's primary focus will be on the undying commitment of the community that exists around the Commodore 64 today. This is not a history film but a love letter to an incredibly influential piece of technology that was decades ahead of its time.
About the Filmmaker
A passionate visual story teller with over 25 years experience Jeff Schaap grew up with the Commodore 64 as his first home computer. From playing video games to programming and creating homespun videos much of his youth was spent interacting with his Commodore 64 and later a 64C. During his college career the video editing system he trained on was a NewTek Video Toaster based on the Commodore Amiga 2000. Today, Jeff works as a filmmaker producing mini-documentaries for a global non-profit. However, he also relives his youthful enthusiasm for the Commodore as he collects, repairs, restores and resells Commodore 64's and related hardware. Some of Jeff's previous work can be seen here:
Presently, I Adore My 64 is in a concept and pre-production phase. We're seeking private funding and reaching out to potential interviewees for the film. If you are personally connected to someone that you feel should be considered for an interview please contact us by sending a message to:
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